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Navigating the Depths of Existence: Conversations about Life’s Profound Questions… and the Shin Dao

Greetings, fellow seekers of truth and meaning. It is I, Neil Thrussell, inviting you to join me on a journey into the heart of introspection. Life, in all its complexities, often prompts us to ponder the mysteries that define our existence. In the sacred spaces of contemplation, I find solace and inspiration in exploring some…
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19 February 2024 0
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My Birthday Gift To You

Hey everyone, this is Neil. 🎉 Exciting news to kick off my birthday weekend celebration! 🎂 Instead of receiving presents for my birthday, I’m giving them away!! To celebrate my big day and spread a little joy, I’m gifting you a FREE Kindle version of my bestselling book, “A Warrior’s Heart: The Awakening.“ Mark your…
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13 February 2024 0

Unconditional Happiness

A few weeks ago, I picked up Micheal Singer’s book, “The Untethered Soul”, which I had read many years ago. I’d forgotten how deep this book is! I have to read a little, walk away and digest it, and then come back to it several days later. On Friday, I felt the need to re-read…
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29 January 2024 0

Love in Action

thoughts from Tina Thrussell and Leo Buscaglia I closed my eyes and pulled a book off our bookshelf yesterday. It turned out to be Leo Buscaglia’s* book, “Born for Love”. I randomly flipped to page 214. The title read, “Love can only be understood in action.” I thought, “How different the world would be if…
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14 November 2023 0

Life is like a puzzle…

Reflections from Tina Thrussell Actually, life can be more like an open puzzle box dropped on the floor – with pieces scattered everywhere!  It can take awhile to put all the pieces together so that you can see the full picture… and sometimes missing pieces show up in the most unexpected ways. In this case,…
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6 November 2023 0
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When You Feel Like You Don’t Belong…

Introduction: In a world that often emphasizes fitting in and conforming to societal norms, feeling like you don’t belong can be a challenging and isolating experience. However, the path to self-acceptance is a personal journey that transcends external expectations. Drawing inspiration from the Shin Dao philosophy, we’ll explore three steps to help you embrace self-acceptance…
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31 October 2023 0

Inspiring 87 year-old Student

Many people commented on how much they enjoyed my blog last week, so I am adding to the theme of eldering with this beautiful, inspiring story I read last week. (Again, perfect Divine Timing!) Enjoy!! “The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already…
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23 October 2023 0

Choosing a Vibrant Life

Tuesday night (last week) I did a writing exercise to release some unsupportive thinking that ended up with a beautiful affirmation about being robust and vibrant. The next morning I happened to grab “Choosing a Vibrant Life – Reclaim Your Power of Choice”, a brilliant book written by my friend, Cori Ellingson, off of my…
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16 October 2023 0

The Best Days Start with Gratitude

Suddenly it hits me! It’s Tuesday morning and we don’t have an article for Heart and Mind Matters! What to write about? Ask and ye shall receive. I go to my desk to write something, and there is Divine intervention! A simple little 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ booklet – 5 sheets of paper folded…
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3 October 2023 0

Freedom through Consciousness

On Sunday, I landed on the word ‘free’ during a random flip through an old copy of the Daily Word, a booklet of positive daily affirmations produced for over 100 years by Unity.org .  Reading the passage reprinted below brought forth an interesting trail of introspection…  and had me shaking my head at the irony…
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25 September 2023 0