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  • Migrant farmer Pablo, Fabiola Vilchez, and master farmer Mud!When the sh*! Hits the Fan
    This morning the weather is shifting and I am thankful to be able to write because so much has happened in the last seventy-two hours. This is a time when the practice of meditation is needed more than ever.  The universe tries to show us, time and again, that there is no such thing as “control” over life.  The new flu, COVID-19, is the context.  Its characteristics are similar to the flu but its effect is far more devastating than the flus that have come before — and its unknown [continue reading . . .]
Meditation on Compassion

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