Archives for November 2014


______________ Life tries to lure us into the open, the way sunlight opens a flower after a storm. This poem explores the life-force that calls to us. Nectar Like the nose of a bee, the heart rubs its face in trouble and joy. So bring all you’ve touched to bear on this day, to pollinate [Read More…]

My Father’s Spirit Left His Body

______________ This fall, Atria published 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…]

The Fifth Element

______________   THE FIFTH ELEMENT Our job is to stay thoroughly human, not to perfect our way out of it. I admit I’ve lost years to refining myself when I’ve needed to deepen myself. I admit I’ve known the lift of the beatific ocean of Spirit and the crash of the world’s great wave. And [Read More…]

The Courage Not to Waste Our Gifts

______________   This is an excerpt from my new book, The Endless Practice: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be.   THE COURAGE NOT TO WASTE OUR GIFTS No one can construct the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of your life, but you. —Friedrich Nietzsche   Every single being has an [Read More…]