Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

Galen Pearl

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Creating Rituals to Help Us through Challenging Times

One of the things that helped me through the months of my cancer saga this year was creating rituals that were personal and meaningful to me. Rituals and traditions are woven into most cultures around major life transitions, such as birth, marriage, and death, and to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. For me, ritual became […]

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Now Is the Time

If it weren’t for my mind, my meditation would be excellent. ~Pema Chodron You’ve heard me frequently emphasize and encourage practice. I’ve talked about the “razor’s edge” of practice, that place where we are challenged to release, expand, embrace, accept, forgive. The place where we meet fear on the battlefield and bow in respect. The

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George Pays It Forward

In a recent post, I described my grandson’s loving acceptance of George the lemur who lost his tail. This morning, George was found with his hand resting on Chao Chao in what appears to be a gesture of kindness. (Everyone denies staging this scenario, so think what you will about how this came about.) Chao

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