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Tag Archives: control

Violence Begins with the Personal

What is needed is a way for understanding how, from a personal and holistic perspective, all violence is one. Continue Reading Violence Begins with the Personal

War Is a Spiritual Problem

The way forward will depend on spiritual transformation at a corporate level. Continue Reading War Is a Spiritual Problem

The World, the Flesh, and the Devil

If violence is met by violence, the world will fall into a spiral of violence. Continue Reading The World, the Flesh, and the Devil

A New Fearlessness

The awareness of being a child of God tends to stabilize the ego and results in a new courage, fearlessness, and power. Continue Reading A New Fearlessness

Fear Is Contraction

The soul or the True Self does not proceed by contraction but by expansion. Continue Reading Fear Is Contraction

A Willingness to Change

Spirituality and Addiction A Willingness to Change Sunday, November 14, 2021 Throughout his ministry, Father Richard Rohr has recognized the power of Twelve-Step programs to bring about spiritual transformation. The steps parallel the counterintuitive wisdom of Jesus: What the ego hates more than anything else is to change—even when the present situation is not working… Continue Reading A Willingness to Change

Unveiling the Shadow

Shadow Work Unveiling the Shadow Sunday, June 13, 2021 This week’s meditations focus on unveiling the shadow self, an essential concept in my work that comes from Swiss psychotherapist Carl Gustav Jung (1875–1961). It always needs initial clarification and definition. Let’s begin with the personal shadow. During the first half of our lives (and for… Continue Reading Unveiling the Shadow

This Is an Apocalypse

Apocalyptic Hope This Is an Apocalypse Monday, April 26, 2021 In April of last year, I was invited by the Call to Unite [1] to share my thoughts about what we might learn from the COVID-19 pandemic. I knew it might be a risk, but I felt a strong urge to speak about the much-misunderstood… Continue Reading This Is an Apocalypse

The Second Gaze

Contemplation and Action Summary The Second Gaze Friday, January 1, 2021 New Year’s Day Contemplation happens to everyone. It happens in moments when we are open, undefended, and immediately present. —Gerald May Even after fifty years of practicing contemplation, my immediate response to most situations includes attachment, defensiveness, judgment, control, and analysis. I am better at… Continue Reading The Second Gaze

It Must Happen to Us

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part Two It Must Happen to Us Monday, August 17, 2020 Sooner or later, if we are on any classic “spiritual schedule,” some event, person, death, idea, or relationship will enter our lives that we simply cannot deal with using our present skill set, our acquired knowledge, or our strong willpower. It… Continue Reading It Must Happen to Us

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