Handle Your Things with Care (Part I)

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We're leading an email course this summer on Practicing Spirituality at Home. Preparing the 40 daily emails and looking forward to discussions in our online Practice Circle, we find we are really interested in hearing how people find spiritual meaning in their things. Here are some of our thoughts on the matter.There is a rich and soulful emphasis in the world's wisdom traditions on respecting inanimate objects. Many Christians see the sacramental value of things as signs of God's presence; … [Read more...]

How Not to Worry

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In her wonderful book It's Easier Than You Think Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein calls herself "a recovering worrier." She admits to being one of those people who is continually making up negative stories about what might happen, but she tries not to believe them. We can identify with that. We, too, quickly forget Mark Twain's sage comment that most of the things we worry about will never happen.We suspect the worry machine is chugging along in a lot of other people's lives as well. We are … [Read more...]


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