Tag Archives: Truth

Learning to See

Contemplative Consciousness Learning to See Wednesday, January 10, 2017 If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to [us] as it is, infinite. —William Blake [1] Contemplation is about seeing, but a kind of seeing that is much more than mere looking because it also includes recognizing and thus appreciating. The contemplative Read More »

All Things New

From the Bottom Up: Summary All Things New Monday, December 25, 2017 (Christmas) Yearning for a new way will not produce it. Only ending the old way can do that. You cannot hold onto the old, all the while declaring that you want something new. The old will defy the new; The old will deny Read More »

Disciples of Love

Interfaith Friendship Disciples of Love Tuesday, December 5, 2017 True, what Christians are after is different from what Buddhists are after. For Christians, it’s identification with the Christ-Spirit. For Buddhists, it’s realizing their Buddha-nature. And yet, both of these very different experiences have something in common: they are unitive, non-dualistic, mystical experiences in which we Read More »

Truth Is Known by Its Fruits

Interfaith Friendship Truth Is Known by Its Fruits Monday, December 4, 2017 If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. —Martin Luther King, Jr. [1] Read More »

The Perennial Tradition

Interfaith Friendship The Perennial Tradition Sunday, December 3, 2017 [The] perennial philosophy . . . is the gold within the sectarian dross of every great religion. —Alan Watts [1] The “perennial philosophy” or “perennial tradition” is a term that has come in and out of popularity in Western and religious history, but has never been Read More »

Admitting Our Wrongdoing

Forgiveness Admitting Our Wrongdoing Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. —Step 5 of the Twelve Steps When we human beings “admit” to one another “the exact nature of our wrongs,” we invariably have a human and humanizing encounter that deeply enriches Read More »

Learning to See

Franciscan Spirituality: Week 2 Learning to See Thursday, June 15, 2017 Most religious searches begin with one massive misperception. People tend to start by making a very unfortunate, yet understandable, division between the sacred and the profane worlds. Early stage religion focuses on identifying sacred places, sacred time, and seemingly sacred actions that then leave Read More »

Perennial Wisdom

Tradition Perennial Wisdom Sunday, January 15, 2017 I don’t believe that God expects all human beings to start from zero and to reinvent the wheel of life in their own small lifetimes. We must build on the common “communion of saints” throughout the ages. This is the inherited fruit and gift, which is sometimes called Read More »

The Spirit Still Speaks

Scripture The Spirit Still Speaks Sunday, January 8, 2017 I want to bind you all together in love, to stir your minds so that your understanding may come to full development, until you really know the mystery of God, in whom all the jewels of wisdom and knowledge are hidden. —Colossians 2:2-3 [1] When we Read More »

Union: Weekly Summary

Union Summary: Sunday, December 11-Friday, December 16, 2016 There is an absolute, eternal union between God and the soul of everything. The problem is that Western religion has not taught us this. Our ego over-emphasizes our individuality and separateness from God and others. (Sunday) Mystics like Francis and Clare lived from a place of conscious, Read More »

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