Spirituality

You are never without me…

The doorway to healing... You may be going through things in your life.. always giving to others always trying to protect or do the right thing even when it feels you may be doing...

From Russia with a Whole Lotta Love

What is it with Russian spirituality? Maybe there’s something to be said for caviar and red wine, or for a drink of vodka as long and as cold as Russian winter, to say nothing...

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...

WHAT WOULD JESUS CHARGE?

I'm considering a three day course with the Guru in LA. The eleven hundred dollar fee is just for the Guru's teaching. It does not include room and board. You have to stay in...

Into the Mystic: Jane Lead

Contrary to popular opinion, “Protestant mystic” is not an oxymoron. Indeed, during the first century or two following the Reformation a great abundance of Protestant mystics flourished. The Silesian cobbler Jacob Boehme may be...

Your Opening: An Easter Poem

The garden is not grateful to the gardener. The bud does not cry, 'Open me!' Darkness untangles threads of light without God's fingers, filaments of pollen spilling from the reckless void. The gardener is grateful to the garden. Only...

addendum: on i-it and the god we repress

god is the between of an i and a thou, and it is precisely this existential dialogue with all that exists, our "essential deed" as buber called it, that which we repress within us...

thoughts on radical passover

when st. francis exclaimed that he desired to become god's instrument for the bestowing of blessings on all beings, or when the bodhisattva vows not to rest until all beings are saved before she...

An Easter Poem . . . my take on Judas, from my book “Inside...

Jesus To Judas, From Kingdom Come Go and do quickly that which you must do. John 13:27 It’s true. Though the others never recorded it in their texts, I loved him best. And knew from the moment we...

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...