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    Some Advice from Job about your Suffering

    This week’s message is just for you if you’ve ever wondered why bad things happen to good people. It’s inspired by the Arabic Ya-Adl, meaning something like just mercy, but in a meta sense that also is about balance, and…

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    The Antidote to Your Inner Critic

    This episode of 99 is bright and happy. Are you ready? You’re not smart enough. If you’d only try harder you’d get ahead. Why did you do such a stupid thing? I told you that being a teacher was a…

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    The One Person You Must Meet

    I want to share one of my favorite stories. I know it from the Taoist tradition, though maybe it has other roots as well. There was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his…

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    Aspire to Kindness like Dumbledore

    I’m speaking to the part of you that is lonely. The part you don’t let anyone see because it’s just too painful. I’m talking to the part of you that was unkind, or dishonest, or hateful. I’m talking to that…

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    The Secret of Our Suffering

    What is your purpose in this life? Why have you had to suffer so much? How is it that some people have opportunities fall in their lap while you’re over here working twice as hard for half as much? It’s…