Brokenness and Wholeness

This is the second of a 4-part interview of me by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary. Watch for further instalments of this wide-ranging interview to be published here over the course of 2016…. Continue Reading »

Fully Human

This is the first of a 4-part interview of me by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary. Watch for further installments of this wide-ranging interview to be published on this website over the… Continue Reading »

Culture, Faith and Identity: An Interview

Martin Brokenleg, OSBCn, is one of the wisest people I know. He is a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and practices the culture of his Lakota people. He holds a doctorate in psychology, is a graduate of… Continue Reading »

LEAVING OUR MINDS, COMING TO OUR SENSES

Awakening always involves leaving our minds and coming to our senses. Awareness is the dynamic engine that drives this process. Awareness draws us into our bodies, puts us in touch with inner and outer realities, and mobilizes us… Continue Reading »

THE THREAD OF LIFE

You may not have noticed it but there is a thread that runs through your life. It weaves through the parts of your story that change but it doesn’t change. In fact, it holds all those parts together…. Continue Reading »

The Spiritual Journey, The Human Journey

Someone recently told me that she preferred my earlier books to my recent ones and wondered why I no longer wrote with an explicitly Christian voice. She asked if these changes were due to a shift in my… Continue Reading »

Soul Friends and Spiritual Companions

No one can satisfactorily make either the human or the spiritual journey alone. We all need soul friends and spiritual companions. One of the reasons for this has to do with the nature of the human soul and… Continue Reading »

Non-Traditional Religion

The recent, rapid decline of religion in the West should not have been a surprise since it has been forecast since the Enlightenment. Some interpret the collapse of transcendence and rise of secularism as the death of God…. Continue Reading »

Art as a Spiritual Path: An Interview

This is the second in a series of occasional interviews with people about their spiritual path.
The first can be found at www.drdavidgbenner.ca/meditation-contemplative-prayer/

At an Impasse

Several years ago my wife and I were hiking an ever-narrowing canyon in Arizona when we got to a place that, although I had never been there before, was quite familiar to me. After being reduced to single… Continue Reading »