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Tag Archives: conservatives

Nondual Faith

The greatest enemy of ordinary daily goodness and joy is the demand for some supposed perfection or order. Continue Reading Nondual Faith

Kneeling before the Mystery

Religion has always said that an authentic God encounter is the quickest and truest path to such wisdom. Continue Reading Kneeling before the Mystery

Reorder: The Promised Land

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part Three Reorder: The Promised Land Sunday, August 23, 2020 Our recent Daily Meditations have been focusing on what seems to me a universal pattern of spiritual transformation that takes us from Order, through Disorder, to Reorder. Order, by itself, normally wants to eliminate any disorder or diversity, creating a narrow and… Continue Reading Reorder: The Promised Land

Ours to Do

Action and Contemplation: Part Two Ours to Do Sunday, January 12, 2020 I founded the Center for Action and Contemplation more than thirty years ago because I saw a deep need for the integration of both action and contemplation. Over the years, I met many activists who were doing excellent social analysis and advocating for… Continue Reading Ours to Do

The Source of Action

Contemplation: Week 2 The Source of Action Sunday, December 16, 2018 The effectiveness of action depends on the source from which it springs. If it is coming out of the false self with its shadow side, it is severely limited. If it is coming out of a person who is immersed in God, it is… Continue Reading The Source of Action

Contemplation in Action

Politics: Week 1 Contemplation in Action Monday, July 9, 2018 What is the relation of [contemplation] to action? Simply this. He [or she] who attempts to act and do things for others or for the world without deepening his own self-understanding, freedom, integrity and capacity to love will not have anything to give others. He will communicate to… Continue Reading Contemplation in Action

The Contemplative Mind

Action and Contemplation: Week 1 The Contemplative Mind Sunday, May 8, 2016 (Feast of Lady Julian of Norwich) What is the relation of [contemplation] to action? Simply this. He who attempts to act and do things for others or for the world without deepening his own self-understanding, freedom, integrity, and capacity to love, will not… Continue Reading The Contemplative Mind

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