Archives for September 2014

The Practice of Courage

From the outside, being courageous seems a monumental canyon to cross, but inside the opened depth of any situation, it begins with a single step.   The Practice of Courage The practice of courage is doing small things with love. This was Mother Theresa’s anthem. We begin to dismantle what is overwhelming by beginning the [Read More…]

Being the Part, Feeling the Whole

Since we’re each a living part in a living Whole, one challenging art in being human is to live out our particular life while comprehending the Whole.One aspect of the endless practice is to feel both the depth of our feelings and, at the same time, to stand on the ground of all being which [Read More…]

Saying Yes to Life

In the face of this gritty, mysterious, and ever-changing dynamic we call being alive, it’s nothing short of heroic that we are asked to choose life and living, again and again. Not just to put a good face on things while we’re here, but because saying yes to life is how the worm inches its [Read More…]

Polishing the Heart

This fall, Atria is publishing my new book of spiritual inquiry, The Endless Practice: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be. It’s a journey that explores the difficult and rewarding aspects of being human, which are often inter-related, including how to restore our trust in life, when suffering makes us lose our way; how to [Read More…]

To Glow in All Directions

This fall, Atria is publishing my new book of spiritual inquiry, The Endless Practice: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be. It’s a journey that explores the difficult and rewarding aspects of being human, which are often inter-related, including how to restore our trust in life, when suffering makes us lose our way; how to [Read More…]