Spirituality

Scheduling Remembrance: Sometimes Life Gets in Way

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By Linda K. Wertheimer Jewish mourning rituals meant nothing to me when my brother died. It took nearly two decades for me to embrace the gift Judaism gives mourners – regular times to remember the...

My God Is Out Of Control

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Amidst the dazzling exhalation of exploding supernovae and the passionate in-breath of black holes, galaxies whirl wildly while God, vastly smiling, spins on one centripetal toe at the center of all, shouting, "WTF is...

The Bow Of Love

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Love bent down to listen to what was in your heart, and found only good there —that you wished to impart.   Love then became a rainbow that bridged the infinite sky, to bring to others all that it had heard, so...

Compassion, “JuBuSto” and the Three-Petalled Rose

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I’ve been having an odd experience of late, and I’m sure you’ve experienced the same thing: some word or a phrase--or often, a tune--you just can’t get out of your head. That’s what I’ve...

Taking the First Step

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Taking the First Step We have completed the end of an era and we are beginning on a new road of light and awakening. We all have a part to play in bringing a greater...

Hineni. Your call to the Divine is a response to the call of the...

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In the Old Testament story, when Isaac was called by God, he answered, “Hineni.” Translated from the Hebrew, hineni means, “Here I am, for you called me.” In the Bible, the word hineni is used...

Reading, Intimacy, Angels of Death

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Reading, I think, is a fundamentally spiritual experience. The phenomenologist Georges Poulet once remarked that, when we read, another person’s “I” enters into our own souls. Think about it: when we read the word...

Your one wild and precious life

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The unconventional rule-breaker Chris Guillebeau has written a book - The Art of NonConformity - that has struck such a deep chord in me. A chord that is resonating down to the inner cave where...