The Iroquois Thanksgiving Address
Greetings to the Natural World
Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. S... Read more
The 2004 "God Factor" Interview with Barack Obama
Editor's Note: On Saturday, March 27, 2004, when I was the religion reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times, I met State Sen. Barack Obama at Café Baci, a small coffee joint in Chicago, to interview him exclusively about his spirituality. Our conver... Read more
YES WE DID, by Marianne Williamson
YES WE DID
By Marianne Williamson
America has had a non-violent revolution.
As long as there are historians writing about the United States, this moment of fundamental re-alignment of our national purpose will be remembered, pored-ov... Read more
Interpretive version of Matthew 6:6
Lay Yourself Open
When you want to lay yourself open for the divine,
like a snare that is hollowed out to its depth,
like a canopy that projects a shadow
from the divine heat and light
into your soul,
then go into your inner place... Read more
Open Letter to Barack Obama
Greetings all! Doin' a show with 9:00am-10:00pm hours! Stopping by long enough to express gratitude for the vision of Alice Walker and share her Open Letter:
An Open Letter to Barack Obama
Nov. 5, 2008
Dear Brother Obama,
... Read more
Bless those who curse you
This scripture from the Bible has always echoed in my consciousness as a finger pointing toward the kind of love that marks a purifed consciousness.
We begin within, each of us, with this immense practice. If it expands to nations, we ma... Read more
This is why there are poets:
Why wonder about the loaves and the fishes?
If you say the right words, the wine expands.
If you say them with love
and the felt ferocity of that love
and the felt necessity of that love,
t... Read more
First and Foremost is Meditation
How many teachers, in how many ways, how many times...have to tell me this, said so precisely on this particular occasion by one of my key teachers:
"If you are determined to stick to what is really important in life, then from day to day y... Read more
Freedom from Compulsive Behavior
As usual, Sri Easwaran says it so well:
Have few desires."
-– Lao Tzu
"Detachment from likes and dislikes, habits and opinions, is not a sign of weakness. It is ... Read more
Sister Moon, My Witness
I sit in deep reflection tonight...I have just returned from walking in the moon's light. It's beauty immersed me in my sadness and disappointment in myself. I spoke to Sister Moon; I begged and beseeched her to intercede with the goddess to g... Read more
Zeitgeist: the crisis of our social institutions
"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted in a profoundly sick society." --Krisnamurti
This is in stark contrast to my prior blog entry. Though difficult, this information is so important and extremely radical, but it needs to be co... Read more
A Study in Gratitudes
As I said this morning to the thanksgiving community with whom I shared this...Rob Brezsny's piece SCREAMS to be shared...and shared...and shared. And I like it having a permanent residence in my *blog home:*
GLORY IN THE HIGHEST
Thou... Read more
We need the gift of starting over....
How these gifted beings bring me joy and food for the soul and so much to contemplate beyond my mundane reality....Please listen with me now:
Because We Spill Not Only Milk
Because we spill not only milk
Knocking it over with an elb... Read more
Are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?
Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?
Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches
of other lives --
tried to imagine what the crisp fringes, full of honey,
from the branches of the young locu... Read more
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How universal is gratefulness?
Sometimes I hunker down, mired in the more distressing mundane aspects of everyday reality, or the in-the-face awareness of the old age-sickness-death cycle...and where I am in said cycle, or my loneliness and feelings of isolation, etc., and th... Read more