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As the firstborn child growing up in a seriously religious home I took my childhood religion … Continue Reading »

Christians sometimes think of detachment as a Buddhist virtue, failing to realize how deeply … Continue Reading »

I wonder if you have noticed how much of life you go through as a sleep walker on autopilot. The … Continue Reading »

I am often asked why I am so drawn to the mystics. Coleman Barks (the widely respected translator of … Continue Reading »

Why Pray

As the firstborn child growing up in a seriously religious home I took my childhood religion seriously – in retrospect, far too seriously. Daily personal prayer was a stable part of my life for several decades until the… Continue Reading »

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Detachment and Engagement

Christians sometimes think of detachment as a Buddhist virtue, failing to realize how deeply Christian both the concept and practice are. Jesus’ whole earthly life was one of detachment. It was his non-attachment to his human ambitions and… Continue Reading »

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The Gift of Awakening

I wonder if you have noticed how much of life you go through as a sleep walker on autopilot. The central message of spirituality is that we need to stay awake and we need to learn to see…. Continue Reading »

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