Consciousness

The Past is Glass, Turpentine, Rags: A Garden of Love

 They think they love God! It is only his old clothes—of which they make scarecrows for the children. Where will they come nearer to God than in these very children? —Henry David Thoreau, Journal (Nov...
Peace is all thee is

HaTikvah – by Aviva Derenowski

The Israeli national hymn is called “Hatikvah” which translates as “The Hope.” It expresses the hope of the Jewish people to settle in Israel, and make it their home, after an exile of two...

Lighten Up by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

LIGHTEN UP What’s weighing you down? The Practice: Lighten up. Why? On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. What’s in your own backpack? If you’re like most of us, you’ve got too many...

Babies See God

When I was a baby, I knew how to hide in the space between electrons. People saw me bouncing and laughing, but they had no idea where I was hiding. Even today when I go...

Search for a Teaching

When we realize that the kind of lasting joy and peace and the freedom from fear and anxiety we are looking for cannot be found in the pursuit of sensory pleasure or in the...

Enough Excuses, Lets Go!

I’m watching a video of an outdoor adventure and these guys are using just basic equipment and having a blast. Wow, I could never go with just basic equipment. I have to have all...

Underneath the Tarot Moon

I have a monthly tarot card date with my friend Tania.  Tania taught me how to read the cards about twenty years ago.  She got married thirteen years ago and moved to California and...

BOXING UP THE SELF

  Resistance really is futile! I spent much of my life resisting the way the world operates: a seemingly impervious place where people are in general, ground down. But I haven’t won peace of mind...

Ocean View: October 23, 2009

Ocean View October 23, 2009 By Jude Rittenhouse Trusting whatever life presents, I begin here, now, with the greens going to gold-orange-crimson outside my office window. I begin with life’s splendor: blazing, even as sap drains, prepares...

As Inside So Outside: the Universe in You

On September 25, 2012, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a photo which shows the farthest view of the universe ever seen. The photo, called XDF for eXtreme Deep Field, was taken by the...