Tag Archives: Reality

The Template of Reality

Relationships The Template of Reality Sunday, April 29, 2018 God is love. —1 John 4:8 The physical structure of the universe is love. —Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) [1] If a loving Creator started this whole thing—the Big Bang, the evolution of diverse and beautiful life forms—then there has to be a “DNA connection,” as… Continue Reading The Template of Reality

The Givens

The Natural World: Week 1 The Givens Sunday, March 4, 2018 On spring and summer mornings, I love to go out early and walk in my little garden. If I can somehow let my “roots and tendrils” reconnect me with the “givens” of life, as Bill Plotkin calls them—not the ideas about life, but the… Continue Reading The Givens

The Search for the Real

Heaven The Search for the Real Wednesday, December 20, 2017 We are created with an inner restlessness that sends all of us looking for our True Self, whether we know it or not. There is a God-sized hole waiting to be filled. God creates the very dissatisfaction that finally only divine grace and love can… Continue Reading The Search for the Real

Living in the Now: Weekly Summary

Living in the Now Summary: Sunday, November 19-Friday, November 24, 2017 Of all the things I have learned and taught over the years, I can think of nothing that could be of more help to you than living in the now. (Sunday) I could tell you that God is not elsewhere and heaven is not… Continue Reading Living in the Now: Weekly Summary

The Sacrament of the Present Moment

Living in the Now The Sacrament of the Present Moment Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any… Continue Reading The Sacrament of the Present Moment

Including Everything

Forgiveness Including Everything Thursday, August 31, 2017 The True Self is always humble. It knows that we didn’t do it right and that it isn’t even about doing it right; it’s just about doing it. Our True Self knows that everything belongs. That means holding together the good and the bad, the dark and the light,… Continue Reading Including Everything

The Balancing Point

Contemplation in Action: Week 2 The Balancing Point Monday, July 3, 2017 Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the world. —Archimedes Archimedes (c. 287–c. 212 BC), a Greek philosopher and mathematician, noticed that if a lever were balanced in the correct place, on the correct fulcrum, it could… Continue Reading The Balancing Point

What We Are Looking For Is Doing the Looking

The Perennial Tradition What We Are Looking For Is Doing the Looking Wednesday, November 23, 2016 I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through, listen to this music. —Hafiz (c. 1320-1389) [1] Aldous Huxley’s definition of “the perennial philosophy” is an adequate definition of my own understanding of the same:… Continue Reading What We Are Looking For Is Doing the Looking

Truth Is One

The Perennial Tradition Truth Is One Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Science is no longer, nor should it ever have been, our enemy; instead quantum physics, biology, and other academic disciplines are revealing that science is our new and excellent partner, much better than philosophy ever was. Truth is One. If something is spiritually true, it… Continue Reading Truth Is One

Universal Wisdom

The Perennial Tradition Universal Wisdom Sunday, November 20, 2016 The Perennial Wisdom Tradition . . . offers ancient wisdom for contemporary living that is relevant to all of us, not just to a few. —David G. Benner [1] The Perennial Tradition encompasses the constantly recurring themes in all of the world’s religions and philosophies that… Continue Reading Universal Wisdom

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