A Clean Mind

Blogging about a less stressful way to live…


The Gospel of Thomas & Our Innocent Judgments

This post is a continuation of my previous post on the innocence of our judgments and how we don’t have to judge them. We judge so much, and then we judge ourselves for judging. And if you look, you’ll see that the secondary one is where the real pain is. And it is optional! The first one [more…]

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Gently Joyous Lessons

I think I’ve mentioned Carrie Triffet before here. Or maybe not? Either way, she’s a badass. If you’re at all interested in the idea of Oneness and what that might look like as a living, breathing spiritual practice today (living on earth in these seemingly separate bodies), then she’s your guide. Start with her first [more…]

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I’ve written about Thanksgiving and the holidays in general, as well as not waiting for life to slow down for you to slow down. Now we write about the culmination of the holidays for many people, Christmas. I know that New Year’s Eve is a week later, but that seems like it’s more about just [more…]


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Religion 101

Today it’s time to talk about everybody’s favorite non-controversial topic, religion! Next we can talk about sex and politics… These are really just some very general thoughts about religion, but they’re pretty healthy to ponder. My take on the world’s main religions is that they were all started by someone who knew what was up. [more…]


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Yoga is great. I don’t do much of it these days, and I’m sure my body would prefer that I did. Since it’s getting a bit cold for paddleboarding, I need something to do for exercise. Perhaps this winter, I’ll start doing yoga some again. Yoga was the first step on the path when I [more…]

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Let Magic Happen

I have a friend up in North Carolina, Larry Burk, MD, whose slogan is, “Let Magic Happen.” This phrase was at the end of his emails when I met him in 2006, and he now has a website, a book, a Facebook page, and a Twitter page. The subtitle of his book and website is “Adventures in Healing with [more…]

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The concept of sin is pretty powerful to many people, especially certain varieties of Christians. Are you ready to consider something interesting, to say the least? My studies have shown me that the word “sin” is actually a mistranslation. It originally meant “to miss the mark,” as in when an archer misses the target with [more…]

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Are You Big Or Small?

Do you think you are big or small? I’m not talking about you as a person, because I don’t believe that who you really has anything to do with a person. Your body and personal identity are temporary. Who you really are is not temporary! That’s my belief after a lot of looking around along [more…]

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My Spiritual Path

Taken from the About section of this website: From nice, innocent kid to long-haired math major college student at an elite southern university to short-haired math teacher to computer programmer to math graduate student to crystal-wearing energy healer/yogi to gig-playing mandolin player. Along the way, I got interested in the deeper questions (you can probably [more…]

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All anybody really wants is peace. The good news is that peace can be learned. I’m serious. This should be taught in middle school, but it’s not. So I’m teaching it now.


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