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December 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Teacher Resources

I have included a list of some of the most helpful and influential spiritual teachers I’ve encountered below.  They aren’t really in any particular order, and it is by all means not inclusive.  There are many more teachers that I have encountered only briefly, but whose words have been helpful.

Byron Katie - What can you say about Katie?  All I can say is read one of her books and see for yourself.  Some may call her a self help guru, but she is just a beacon in the night…


Added by Trey Carland on December 24, 2011 at 11:17pm — 1 Comment


© 2011 Howard McQueen



© 2011 Howard McQueen


My behavior is disrespectful to myself when I:


- contribute to and sustain a relationship where mutual respect

  is out-of-balance, and is not recognized consciously by all parties, as the

  most important thing to strive for.


- believe that I can nuture a loving relationship with anything less than





Added by Howard McQueen on December 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments


Draft Version 1.1 | December 22, 2011

© 2011 Howard McQueen


I’ve struggled with three bouts of anxiety this past week, after having a relatively anxiety free three months.


When I speak of bouts-of-anxiety, I mean that I feel dramatically depressed. 

I withdraw.

I want to go hide.

I don’t want to be bothered.

I don’t feel like I have any confidence to face the world.


I am learning that the prelude to anxiety,…


Added by Howard McQueen on December 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Tis the Season to Be Jolly (or Not)

In preparing for the holidays, we’ve been putting up decorations, lights, a tree, etc.  We didn’t do much of this last year because of my wife’s health and the pregnancy related complications leading up to Christmas, so it was important for us to get some of this done early this year.  Shelby decided she wanted some outdoor ornaments (some lighted balls), which proved to be hard to find.  We went to half a dozen stores looking for just the right thing, but we never found what she wanted and…


Added by Trey Carland on December 10, 2011 at 7:41pm — No Comments


(c) 2011 Howard McQueen

May you be blessed with the ability to breathe it all in:

- the bitterness of disconnection and disappointment
- the fiery resentment of betrayal and injustice
- the fear and anxiety of bouts with uncertainty
- ...
And, may you also breathe it all out:
- the fellowship of fondness felt with others and yourself
- the gentleness and patience with others and yourself
- a deep…

Added by Howard McQueen on December 3, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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