A 10-step guide to starting your own spiritual practice. (No church required.)

Are you serious about your spirituality? Would you belong to a church or religion if you could just find one that wasn’t tied to stale traditions and dogma or an out-of-touch holy book? It may be time to start your own spiritual practice. If you classify yourself as “spiritual but not religious”, you may have [Read More…]

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How to Become a Minister in the Church of Everyday Life.

You’re invited to join a church that’s unlike any other. It doesn’t have a set of rituals,  a holy book or even a physical address. It has no hierarchy either, because each congregation consists of only one member: You. I’m calling it the Church of Everyday Life. I got the idea from the late businessman and [Read More…]

The Miracle of Fatima: Was it the Virgin Mary or something stranger?

We all live day to day completely oblivious to the fact that we’re a part of a much larger and stranger reality than we can possibly imagine.  ~Blake Crouch There’s a thin veil that separates us from the world beyond and sometimes there’s a tear in that veil that shows us…something strange. And nowhere is [Read More…]

The importance of premonitions: and the 4 times you should pay attention to them.

Have you ever had a premonition? It’s the feeling that something good or bad is about to happen to you, often with specific details, that’s often so strong you just can’t shake it. In The Power of Premonitions by Larry Dossey, the author describes them this way: A premonition is literally a forewarning. It is a [Read More…]

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60-Second Inspiration: The Value of Praying for Nothing.

Each morning, I say the prayer of gratitude. Along with my early morning run, it’s one of the most important things I do all day. I give thanks for all the good things in my life—my family, my health, my home, the new day, and whatever new person or event that has come into my [Read More…]

Rewriting Jesus: A New Take on the Gospel of Matthew.

Earlier this year, Thomas Moore published The Book of Matthew: A New Translation with Commentary in which, as the title indicates, he reinterpreted one of the four Gospels. His aim was to make Matthew more accessible to the modern reader, improving “the flow” and using new words for a few key terms that he believed [Read More…]

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60-Second Inspiration: 5 Tips on Living from a Man who Serves the Dying.

There’s a regular column in the New York Times called “The Sunday Routine” which details how a variety of City dwellers spends their Sundays. It’s usually a pretty good read, especially a couple of weeks ago when it featured the routine of one Koshin Paley Ellison. Koshin is a monk and Zen teacher, and also [Read More…]

Is this why Robin Williams killed himself? (Achievement vs. Fulfillment)

It has been just over two years since the actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away and his death still haunts. How could someone with so much to offer his family, friends and the world at large take their own life? After his death, an autopsy report showed that he had Lewy body disease, a [Read More…]

5 Key Insights from “The Dude” on Love & Marriage.

“The Dude” Jeff Bridges on marriage: “You close one door, the door to all other women, but you open a door that leads to a long hallway lined with doors.” [Read more…]

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10 surprising truths about Jesus.

Jesus is a complex mix of mystery, miracle, and myth. Let’s step away from Sunday school for a minute and explore who he really was and is. [Read more…]

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