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THE MIDDLE PATH: How our desires and aversions make us suffer

THE MIDDLE PATH: How our desires and aversions make us suffer

What if spirituality could be reduced to the knowledge of a pair of simple rules promulgated by nature itself? To live by these rules...
July 23, 2014 × 0 comments

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SPARK OF THE SOUL: The wisdom of mystic Meister Eckhart

SPARK OF THE SOUL: The wisdom of mystic Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart was a late-thirteenth- and early-fourteenth-century preacher and mystic, yet like Rumi and Hafiz, he remains relevant...
July 22, 2014 × 0 comments

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OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST: Which is better… or just trust in Being

OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST: Which is better… or just trust in Being

In the mid-1960s researchers at the University of Pennsylvania discovered a phenomenon they termed learned helplessness. Learned...
July 14, 2014 × 0 comments

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FROM EXTERNALS TO INTERNALS: Replacing religion with primal spirituality

FROM EXTERNALS TO INTERNALS: Replacing religion with primal spirituality

David Karchere, the director of the Sunrise Ranch spiritual community where I live, recently posed this question in a talk he...
July 7, 2014 × 8 comments

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A NEW RELIGIOUS SENSIBILITY: Q&A with John Michael Greer on religion, progress and the Earth

A NEW RELIGIOUS SENSIBILITY: Q&A with John Michael Greer on religion, progress and the Earth

Nature, spirituality and the future of industrial society are interesting enough topics to ponder individually. As the author...
June 13, 2014 × 0 comments

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SECONDHAND KNOWING: Vulnerability is the key to opening ourselves to experiential knowing

SECONDHAND KNOWING: Vulnerability is the key to opening ourselves to experiential knowing

Some years ago I found myself in what I describe as a “spiritual trap.” The trap was thinking that I knew a lot about spiritual...
June 9, 2014 × 0 comments

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BUMPER STICKER WISDOM: Lessons learned from the back of a car

BUMPER STICKER WISDOM: Lessons learned from the back of a car

I find a lot of wisdom in bumper stickers and keep a list of them handy for illustrating and driving home points I’m seeking...
June 4, 2014 × 0 comments

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MARKING THE LINE: Setting boundaries requires faith and self-love

MARKING THE LINE: Setting boundaries requires faith and self-love

Boundary. A simple word. Everyone knows what it means and how to respect and enforce them in their lives. For a codependent, however,...
May 8, 2014 × 0 comments

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CREATIVE COMMANDMENT: The ritual of the present moment

CREATIVE COMMANDMENT: The ritual of the present moment

This is the season of spring rituals. The arising of spring itself is a ritual. We welcome the budding of the flowers and the...
April 30, 2014 × 0 comments