Tag Archives: Soul

The Dark Night of the Soul

Hope in the Darkness The Dark Night of the Soul Thursday, September 7, 2017 I came out of the seminary in 1970 thinking that my job was to have an answer for every question. What I’ve learned is that not-knowing and often not even needing to know is—surprise of surprises—a deeper way of knowing and Read More »

A Flash of Love

True Self and False Self: Week 1 A Flash of Love Wednesday, August 9, 2017 As disappointed as I get in religion, I can’t give up on it because only healthy religion is prepared to point you beyond the mere psychological to the cosmic, to the universal, to the absolute. Only healthy religion is prepared Read More »

Who Am I?

True Self and False Self: Week 1 Who Am I? Sunday, August 6, 2017 Forgive me, if this seems too harsh, but it seems to me that much of religion has become a preoccupation with forms rather than with substance. People like Augustine of Hippo, Teresa of Avila, Thomas Merton, and Karl Rahner tell us Read More »

Being Awake

Contemplation Being Awake Thursday, February 9, 2017 In our regular contemplative “sit” (time of silent prayer) we are actually practicing being awake. Religious teachers, including Jesus, the Buddha, as well as many Hindu sages, are always telling us to wake up—to be alert, alive, awake, attentive, or aware. You might call it the AAAAA recovery Read More »

One God, One Love

Union One God, One Love Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Lady Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-c.1416) is one of my favorite mystics. Julian experienced her showings, as she called them, all on one night, probably May 8, 1373. It was such a profound experience that she asked the bishop to enclose her in a small anchor-hold Read More »

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: Read More »

Welcome, Sister Death

True Self/False Self: Week 2 Welcome, Sister Death Monday, August 8, 2016 Some form of suffering or death—psychological, spiritual, relational, or physical—is the only way we will loosen our ties to our small and separate false self. Only then does the larger Self appear, which we would call the Risen Christ, the soul, or perhaps Read More »

God as Servant of the Soul and Divine Thief

God as Servant of the Soul and Divine Thief August 7, 2016 Luke 12:32-40 Length: 8:33 Size: 16.2 MB Download “God as Servant of the Soul and Divine Thief” MP3.

Our weakness is what refines the Soul

Our weakness is what refines the Soul July 5, 2015 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Mark 6:1-6 File Size: 12.60 MB Length: 12:51 Download “Our weakness is what refines the Soul” MP3.

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