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Reality Initiating Us: Part One: Weekly Summary

Reality Initiating Us: Part One Summary: Sunday, March 29–Friday, April 3, 2020 In this time of global crisis, it may be that reality is revealing itself to us—through great suffering—universal patterns that are always true. (Sunday) We do not handle suffering; suffering handles us— in deep and mysterious ways that become the very matrix of… Continue Reading Reality Initiating Us: Part One: Weekly Summary

Lesson Five: You Are Going To Die

Reality Initiating Us: Part One Lesson Five: You Are Going To Die Friday, April 3, 2020 The surprise of surprises is that although everybody who has ever lived in this world has died, for some reason, we think we won’t. —Hindu aphorism Jesus did not once tell us to worship him; he only told us… Continue Reading Lesson Five: You Are Going To Die

Lesson Three: Your Life Is Not About You

Reality Initiating Us: Part One Lesson Three: Your Life Is Not About You Wednesday, April 1, 2020 After any true initiating experience, we know that we are a part of a much bigger whole. Life is not about us, but we are about life. We are not our own. We are an instance of a… Continue Reading Lesson Three: Your Life Is Not About You

Lesson One: Life Is Hard

Reality Initiating Us: Part One Lesson One: Life Is Hard Monday, March 30, 2020 You have to be sick and tired of being sick and tired before recovery can begin. —Twelve Step Wisdom All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain. Creation has a pattern of wisdom; and we dare not shield… Continue Reading Lesson One: Life Is Hard

The Patterns That Are Always True

Richard Rohr introduces this week’s Daily Meditation theme on “Reality Initiating Us,” addressing our current global crisis as a collective initiation experience which we are all undergoing. Reality Initiating Us: Part One The Patterns That Are Always True Sunday, March 29, 2020 In this time of global crisis, it may be that reality is revealing… Continue Reading The Patterns That Are Always True

The Prodigal Species

Science: Old and New The Prodigal Species Wednesday, November 6, 2019 The universe is a single reality—one long sweeping spectacular process of interconnected events. The universe is not a place where evolution happens; it is evolution happening. It is not a stage on which dramas unfold; it is the unfolding drama itself. . . .… Continue Reading The Prodigal Species

A Mighty Something

Cosmology: Part One A Mighty Something Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Most people believe that physicists are explaining the world. . . . They are only dancing with it. —Gary Zukav [1] How do we know what is real? I’m sure you’ve heard the story of a group of people who are blind describing an elephant,… Continue Reading A Mighty Something

A Big Experiment

The Perennial Tradition A Big Experiment Friday, August 16, 2019 Rami Shapiro, a rabbi, teacher, and author on Judaism and spirituality reflects on the enriching, powerful experience of interspiritual dialogue initiated by Fr. Thomas Keating (1923–2018). In 1984 Father Thomas Keating invited a small group of contemplatives from eight different religious traditions—Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islamic,… Continue Reading A Big Experiment

Distilled Wisdom

The Perennial Tradition Distilled Wisdom Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Today, as we continue to reflect on the Perennial Tradition, we hear from John Esposito, Founding Director of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. [The understandings of the] movement, often referred to as the Perennial Philosophy… Continue Reading Distilled Wisdom

Participation

The Perennial Tradition Participation Sunday, August 11, 2019 The Perennial Tradition includes the constant themes and truths that recur in all the world religions at their most mature and deep levels. As I mentioned last week, the Second Vatican Council teaches Catholics that indigenous religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism each reflect “a ray of… Continue Reading Participation

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