Beyond Belief

Recently someone contacted me asking if I was the David Benner who was a spiritual teacher. I told her that people sometimes describe me that way but I wondered why she asked. She responded by asking what beliefs… Continue Reading »

Wisdom and Hidden Wholeness

Wisdom is a multi-faceted jewel of inestimable value. It is much more than the ability to make good decisions or avoid foolish ones. In fact, it doesn’t start with what we do at all. Its foundation and starting… Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

New Book Just Released!

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 »