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When Our Minds Change, the World Changes

As difficult as it is for me to believe, every time I read a letter of encouragement or a piece of guidance from SGI President Ikeda, I find the following words, Whether we become happy or unhappy is not determined by other people or our environment. It is decided by our own inner determination or…
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It Is the Heart That Is Important

One aspect of Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism and practicing with the SGI that I’ve always loved is the teaching that “the heart is most important.” I often think of this in terms of sincerity, especially in our relationships with other people. People can usually sense our sincerity (or insincerity) when we speak with them. Are we deceitful…
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Late Afternoon

The water along the far canal looked the same avocado-green color it always did. I saw the same small tufts of mud and weeds along the shoreline. It was a windy day, but the water shimmered only slightly in the late afternoon sunlight. The long cattail reeds swayed softly before us. Nothing about the view from…
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It Is Rare to Be Born A Human Being

This nightmare still isn’t over yet. I keeping hoping the end will come soon, but I still hear the screaming and yelling around me. I had a nice walk with Savannah this morning, but I was so upset from last night, that I think I exhausted myself. My husband and I are still not able…
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Fighting the Good Fight

I’ve been somewhat at a loss for “words” lately and haven’t been motivated to post to this blog. I stated that I would announce on this blog the day S & the few remaining monstrous crazy people leave. As of this writing, they are all still here.  I’ve developed a fairly consistent daily routine that…
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