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Our “Negativity Bias” and “Remarkable Good”

“What I am suggesting is that each of us turn from the negativism that permeates our society and look for the remarkable good among those with whom we associate, that we speak of one another’s virtues more than we speak... Continue Reading →

If it’s difficult, is it the wrong path?

"A vocation is only possible under conditions that also block it or make it impossible." John Caputo in What Would Jesus Deconstruct That perspective flies straight in the face of the more contemporary notion that if you're experiencing obstacles on... Continue Reading →

“Now I Become Myself …”

 "Now I become myself. It's taken time, many years and places. I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people's faces. ..." May Sarton, Now I Become Myself* Over the years, I've noticed a pattern: A lot of astrologers, intuitives, and... Continue Reading →

Shining Headlights Into Complacency

I came across Ken Wilber's book, One Taste, more than a decade ago, and his "A Spirituality That Transforms" (What Is Enlightenment), among other writings. The following excerpt resonated strongly with me then -- I found it both a compelling invitation... Continue Reading →

Inspirited Leaders ~ Shadow, Light and Knowing Thy Self

"If we, as leaders, are to cast less shadow and more light, we need to ride certain monsters all the way down, explore the shadows they create, and experience the transformation that can come as we "get into" our own... Continue Reading →

Doctor, you say there are no haloes?

This gem about seeing with our other eyes arrived in my email inbox this morning from Transfiguration Monastery, a contemplative Benedictine community not far from where I currently dwell. This poem by the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Lisel Mueller (b. February 8, 1924),... Continue Reading →

Drinking Alone at the Well of Wisdom

In an externalized culture with a bias toward extroversion, introversion, solitude, quiet, stillness, and drawing inward can be an anathema to some and downright terrifying to others. And yet we know, more and more, the costs of perpetual extroversion and... Continue Reading →

MLK on Creative Maladjustment and Transformed Nonconformists

Today is the anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s epic "I Have a Dream" speech. In another of his powerfully challenging and inspiring speeches from 1967, he talked about when we might want to adopt a bit... Continue Reading →

Holy Disorder and Not Knowing on the Way

As many of us know (whether we'd wish to or not!), holy disorder and not knowing are familiars on the mystica and shamanica Way (by whatever name we might call it). Even if we've been meandering the path for some... Continue Reading →

‘Commitment Magic’ from Murray and Goethe

A quote often fully attributed to Goethe -- he of The Holy Longing *-- has its true origin in the writings of the Scottish mountaineer, William Hutchinson Murray, whose adventures would have no doubt required no shortage of both commitment... Continue Reading →

Thoreau, Walking on Stormy Seas, and Divine Sophia Gifts

It's in the Air. Or maybe it's the Water. Or maybe it's the Air Sign Aquarius Water Bearer pouring forth the Waters of Spirit -- the 'be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind' Aqua-Elixir -- to quench the thirst... Continue Reading →

Proceed as Way Opens

"As Way Opens" is a reference to the old Quaker saying that we should "proceed as way opens" after patient, prayerful waiting for Spirit to move in the world, and open or reveal the way forward." This saying popped up... Continue Reading →

Energies of Now: The Rising Waters of the Intuition Age

I must have been a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living. ~ Anais Nin I've found myself resonating more and more with this musing from Anais Nin, as the blueprint for my... Continue Reading →

Feline Wisdom: “How did you learn to be so still?”

“I have had many Zen masters as teachers – and all of them cats!” ~ Eckhart Tolle Any among us who are of the Feline Tribe understand The Way of Cat. And we know that we learn much from our... Continue Reading →

In-Between: Behind the Scenes with ‘Not Yet’

When? That's a question I hear from quite a few people. "When will this craziness stop?" "When will my efforts bear fruit?" "When will the money start flowing in again?" "When will it get easier?" "When will things go back... Continue Reading →

Zap Zone Alert: Be Cool, Honey Bunny

Remember that line from Quentin Tarantino's movie, Pulp Fiction? Be cool, honey bunny. Well, it's pretty good advice right about now, too. Have you noticed that people around you are a bit (or a lot) testier or more short-tempered and... Continue Reading →

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