12 Practices to Honor the Earth

earthday

Spiritual practices are the best ways we know to demonstrate kindness and courtesy toward the Earth, to express our gratitude and wonder, to yield to the mystery and the beauty of it all. In observance of Earth Day we offer a set of practices (from the Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy) you can do to honor the Earth over the next months. 1. Attention The great Catholic writer Ernesto Cardenal in Abide in Love observes: "Everything in nature has a trademark, God's trademark: the stripes on a … [Read more...]

Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

2013

We do it every year. We decide that we need to make a change, do something differently, shift our routine, make new commitments. But making a list of "New Year's Resolutions" is not enough, we've found. We know ourselves well enough to realize that we often resist change, and we need a spiritual practice to reinforce our desired behavior. The religious life gives us plenty of examples of this kind of practice. Christian monks and nuns take vows when they enter an order. Buddhist practitioners … [Read more...]


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