DAILY INSPIRATIONThe breakfast taco phenomenon
I discovered the breakfast taco phenomenon years ago, when driving one of our daughters to school. I would take her to school each morning, and on the way back home would pass a...
Ken Wilber Wake Up Grow UpThe Fourth Turning of Buddhism – Part 4 – Developmental Levels – Ken Wilber
Ken is in the process of creating a new teaching called “The Fourth Turning – Imagining the Evolution of an Integral Buddhism.” This teaching is being published as videos and an E-book this year and a new hardcover book in 2015. This blog post is the fourth excerpt of a summary of this new teaching. [Read More...]
ArticleA Thousand Marbles
What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life could only give you every once in a while.
Sarah Over the MoonLoving My Mind for Lent.
Last year, during Lent, I wrote what would turn out to be one of my most popular blog posts of all time. In this post, “Loving My Body for Lent,” I decided that for Lent, I would give up the harmful teachings I’d inherited from purity culture, and I would take on a new attitude toward [Read More...]
Wake Up CallI don’t go to church. So why did I sneak into a Thursday afternoon service?
I’m not a regular church-goer, more of a Christmas and every-third-Easter kind of guy. I prefer connecting with God in the solace of my own home and see spirituality as more of a solo venture. But on this particular Thursday, I’m breaking the rules. I decide I need to break away from an especially insane [Read More...]
A Happy MediumPut Down the Poison
“Let go of the people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama. Cancel your subscription to their issues.” ― Steve Maraboli We have all had (or still have) a poisonous person in our lives. And many of us, including myself, have been that toxic person. Poisonous people leave us feeling self-conscious, sad, [Read More...]
Naked MysticThe Rich Man
There was a man of many riches, he owned everything in the city, he had all that people yearned for, worked for, and one day fell in love, and lost everything. One day in the court yard he was approached by a man who noticed the rich man, “Sir didn’t you own that huge building [Read More...]
Pluralism, Pragmatism, ProgressivismBecoming a Buddha, not a Buddhist
This post is the second in a four-part series on “A Journey with Four Spiritual Guides: Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, and Ramakrishna.” Looking ahead briefly to the next post, liberals sometimes get anxious when Jesus is mentioned because of the many ways his message has been manipulated, abused, and used to harm others. As the old [Read More...]
Conversations with GodThrough the corridors of all human experience has this Truth been echoed
As we approach Valentine’s Day (do not forget to memorialize this day if you are in a committed or important relationship!), I thought it might be helpful for us to look at this business of love as it is seen in the eyes of God, from what I have come to understand as a result [Read More...]
Quest for Meaning: A UU CollectiveWATER SOLIDARITY
Environmental Justice struggles with a news cycle that may report a disaster, may revisit on the one year anniversary, but often abandons a community in the struggle of daily life. The media reported the Freedom Industries Chemical Spill in Charleston, first detected January 9th for about 72 hours. Maybe next January we will hear about [Read More...]
The Divine FemininePurify me
Let me be humble in Your presence, Your mysteries, my precious Goddess. Let me be humble. In Your pristine silence, in Your crystalline sacred energy, let me bow my head and gather stillness, gather stillness into my heart, so that oneness, connection is all I feel. Let me find You everywhere! Let me walk beside [Read More...]
Revealing Your LuminEssenceNature’s Resilience
If you agree that we are a part of nature, then we are no different than these plants. When we live in a state of receptivity, we allow everything in our world to provide us with all resources needed to thrive. Perhaps the concept of survival grew out of our world view that we were separate from the whole? When we broaden our view and become receptive conduits for the good of everyone and everything, all answers are solved and all needs are cared for.
The Principles of Spiritual LivingLook to Ukraine
For the last 10 days now the world’s eyes have been on Ukraine. And in the eye of that storm has been a spiritual community with a special heart that is gifting the world with a new vision. Barbara Leger leads the Temenos Center for Self-Realization, and during this tense period this Centre for Spiritual [Read More...]
Spirituality and ConsciousnessThe Aura Color Personalities & How They Can Accomplish Their Dreams
The Aura Color Personalities & How They Can Accomplish Their Dreams by Pamala Oslie The following briefly describes the personalities and the dreams of the different aura color personalities. There are also tips on what they can do to accomplish their dreams. YELLOWS Yellows are some of the most fun-loving, free-spirited, energetic, [Read More...]