Joe Walsh says…

Guitarist and recording artist Joe Walsh, then and now “We are all addicted to our own habitual way of doing anything, our own defenses, and, most especially, our patterned way of thinking, or how we process reality.” Richard Rohr I have been a bit obsessed with...

Perspective Leads to Gratitude

I love this poem by Jane Kenyon and the many virtues it illustrates: perspective, wisdom, gratitude, awareness and so on: I got out of bedon two strong legs.It might have beenotherwise. I atecereal, sweetmilk, ripe, flawlesspeach. It mighthave been otherwise.I took...

Increasing your Virtues bandwidth!

This photo of Julee on an obviously old Roman era bridge was taken in October 2010 as we walked the Portuguese route of the Camino de Santiago. To “increase our Virtues bandwidth,” we must spend some time contemplating and practicing the virtues. The...

Alcoholics Anonymous, 5th & Final Post

November, 2010, Julee & I at Trevi Fountain in Rome Step 11: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” I just want to say...

Alcoholics Anonymous & the Virtues, Part 4

The Twelve Steps and the Virtues. (Part 4) Step 8) “Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” The first eight of the twelve steps remind me of the “Contemplation” prompts for each of the Fifty-two virtues in Little Book...

Virtues: Always a Choice, Never a Mandate

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