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Cheri Huber

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Strip Malls as Spiritual Teachers?!

The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. – Marcel Proust Colorado is blessed with dramatic landscapes and sweeping sunny skies that inspire many people, myself included, to relocate here.  Some folks even call this place “God’s country”.  I wonder if these are the same people who’ve … Continue reading

Writing as Mystical Act

When I redesigned my blog in August of last year, I included a “widget” that shows what people are reading now (for those of you receiving this post via e-mail, it’s called “Current Reader Favorites” in the right column of my blog’s home page). It reminded me of a feature of online newspapers that indicate … Continue reading

I Love “You”, I Hate “U”

When I first heard about texting, I shuddered. I didn’t understand the appeal of shooting short messages via cell phone when one could use that same device to speak to a human. Why send an electronic burp when one could compose a more thoughtful and thorough e-mail? But consideration takes time, and in a culture … Continue reading

Windsurfing as Zen Practice

We are going to do one thing at a time.  My tanned Colorado windsurfing instructor uttered those words on the shore of Big Soda Lake, but they could have also come out of the mouth of a Zen teacher, sitting on a black zafu at the front of a room.  He repeated that phrase frequently, … Continue reading

Now Playing: Spiritual Ping-Pong

My internal experience reminds me of Ping-Pong.  On one side of the net is gratitude, well-being and acceptance. On the other is, as Zen monk Cheri Huber points out, ego’s insidious chorus of “something is wrong” or “not enough”.  And my attention is the ball, bouncing over the net between the two sides, or flying … Continue reading

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