What IS the authentic life? Or, put slightly differently, “What is the one thing that everyone wants, few people seem to find, and fewer still know where to look to find it?
I think Read more
The flowers we ordered from one of the local Boy Scout Troops arrived last Saturday. One of the scouts left them on our front porch. We Read more
I like the way Rabbi Kaplan defines spirituality. He says spirituality is “the progressive unlearning of the strange ideas about God you’ve been taught…”
If it is not obvious to you why I like Read more
“Stop the train…I want to get off!” You’ve heard that voiced before, haven’t you? Maybe you’ve said it yourself. Whenever I hear this, or feel this way myself, I give pause long enough to reorient, precisely because I believe Read more
“The goal of the spiritual path,” writes Matthieu Ricard in his bestseller, Happiness, “is to transform ourselves,” and we do that, he says, by “transforming our minds.”
Transformation of the mind?
What the Buddhist monk has suggested Read more
What Is the Single Greatest Spiritual Truth You Have Ever Learned?
I got asked that question today and, after thinking for a moment, I suppose I would have to answer like this:
“As soon as you are disposed to Read more
NDE – Near Death Experiences.
Questions about whether there is actually life beyond the grave invite such debate. Immense emotion, too.
Express doubt about whether there is a heaven and you’d better be prepared for the Read more
Why am I so seldom satisfied with where I am?
Why does over there always appear more enchanting than right here?
Why is it that I look forward to vacation…make plans…detailed plans…imagine the fun, the relaxation I’m going to Read more
“To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wildflower;
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”
— Auguries of Innocence, William Blake
You are the nearest to Read more