Transformation

A Generous Heart

We will soon arrive at Parashat Vayakhel-Pekudei in the weekly cycle of the public reading of the Torah. In this section of Exodus, Moses instructs the people of Israel with “a generous heart” to...

Some thoughts on “purpose”

Each of us comes into life with an inborn, inherent felt-sense of the purpose for which we are “here.” Whether we bring this purpose to life or not is up to us. As Thoreau...

“Crucifixion”

"The real meaning of crucifixion is to crucify the false self, that the true self may rise. As long as the false self is not crucified, the true self is not realized." —Hazrat Inayat Khan,...

Spirals and (the) Rest

I want to write about the balance, and the equilibrium, and the delicate grace of the sun, the tensegrity, the tension of the body that moves with soft integrity, and the soreness of my...

Anger, from the “JuBuSto” Perspective

  Psychologists and psychiatrists are familiar with intense, pathological anger in the context of several types of personality disorder; for example, patients with Narcissistic Personality Disorder may exhibit so-called “humiliation rage” when their already fragile...

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...

Declaring Independence: Would You?

For some Americans, July 4th has become a caricature, a complicated and courageous moment distilled to a day of beer, BBQ and fireworks or, less benignly, jingoistic expression.  We celebrate independence, and freedom, but...

Church at the Mall on Sunday

We were in the mall last Sunday afternoon and took lunch in the food court. Sounds of children playing on a nearby carousel competed against the din of the crowd socializing there. It was hard...

Jacob Needleman on Consciousness & Our Future

In his upcoming book An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth, Jacob Needleman discusses "an entirely new kind of relationship between consciousness and nature, between consciousness and the earth, between consciousness and...

Holiday Gift

The more we connect to the Divine Source of Creation the more we begin to change for the better. Slowly a belief in unity replaces our belief in separation and with that comes a...