Knowing Oneness

If I could be granted the fulfillment of one wish it would be that all humans would know their oneness in Christ, and through this, their oneness with everything that exists. Quite possibly other things spring to mind… 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 »

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 »

Mystical Vision

I am often asked why I am so drawn to the mystics. Coleman Barks (the widely respected translator of Rumi’s poetry) helps me frame my answer to this question. He describes the goal of Sufism as opening the… Continue Reading »

The Heart of Deep Change

People sometimes smile when I tell them that I work as a transformational coach. I think I understand why the notion of trying to facilitate transformation might seem laughable. If such things as eating less or exercising more… Continue Reading »

Wisdom and the Mind of Christ

Nothing could be more important for not only the future of Christianity but also the future of the world than humans learning to make the mind of Christ their own. This is the ultimate source of the wisdom… Continue Reading »

Learning and Living Wisdom

Of course I should have expected it, but over and over again since launching the CASCADIA LIVING WISDOM SCHOOL people ask me a question that I am still unable to answer – at least in any adequate way. The question… Continue Reading »

Practicing Presence

Recently I met a colleague who, discovering that I had closed my clinical psychology practice, asked me what I was doing. I told her I was practicing presence. This was a bit of a cheeky reply because obviously… Continue Reading »

Wisdom

I have been thinking a lot about wisdom recently – in large part because I am approaching my seventieth birthday and keenly aware that the cultivation of wisdom is the crucial developmental challenge at this stage of life. However,… Continue Reading »

Writing and Living

This is the fourth of a 4-part interview of me by Dr. Jackie Stinton – a psychologist and spiritual director who lives in Calgary.  Jackie:   I would like to shift our focus slightly and talk about how you write… Continue Reading »