Quirky Life
I have spent over 40 years of my life addicted to one drug or another and alcohol. I smoked marijuana from the age of 13 to the age of 30 on a daily basis. I worked so I could make enough money to buy pot. I smoked every day from the time I woke up until I went to sleep. I managed to make it through high school, 4 years in the Navy and several empl... read more
Brother Ken
Peace of Mind
Posted January 12, 2013 by Brother Ken in Meditations
"Everybody wants p-e-a-c-e....peace of mind." (Loggins and Messina).

Trying to get my confirmation students to open and read their Bibles on occasion, I would ask them: "How often would you open and read your Bible if every time you did a fresh, five dollar bill would appear???? Duhhhhh??? Yes, a no-brainer. How about you? How about me??? And i... read more
Brother Ken
About six years ago, when I was going through the darkest time of my life, my loving older sister graced me with a healing book, "Ten Poems to Set You Free" by Roger Housden. It was the following poem that touched me most deeply.


The Layers
by Stanley Kunitz

I have walked through many lives,
some of them my own,
and I am n... read more
Brother Ken
After over three years of writing hundreds of blogs on recovery sites (i.e. Myrecoveryspace.com) I've finally come to publish my first book: "Beyond Humpty Dumpty - Recovery Reflections On The Seasons of Our Lives". I didn't join this site last year to promote a future book, but I did join to continue to grow spiritually and help others do the same... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Posted August 23, 2011 by Charlie Van Dyke in Beyond Religion
byMarie-Pier Rochon

Originally introduced in Buddhism, Nirvana is a word used in most Indian religions to describe the final goal and attainment of life. Reaching a state of Nirvana is a complex exercise that takes years of practice and spiritual knowledge. Because each religion or branch of a religion defines the utmost goal in life slightly diff... read more
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