If you were born Jewish or Catholic or Episcopalian and a koan from a Buddhist monk suddenly changes your life, that doesn't make you a Buddhist. What it means is that you are willing to examine and rewrite your own source code in the hope of finding a closer connection to God.
For centuries the biggest obstacle to navigating the globe was the lack of an accurate clock. Nowadays, our lives are ruled by clocks — and the biggest obstacle to health and happiness may be our mechanistic understanding of time. Here, a research psychologist and lifelong seeker blends science and ancient wisdom to create a new chart of time — a “Presence Profile.” Use it to re-experience the winds and currents of time. Set a course toward more rewarding working styles, deeper relationships, and greater appreciation of the ordinary, the spontaneous, and the divine.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat were our media and web editors in this publication's early days. They wrote this prayer, inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh's classic poem "Please Call Me by My True Names," on September 11, 2001. It was first published on SpiritualityHealth.com, and in the weeks following the tragedy it was widely circulated on the Internet.
Would it surprise you to learn that you can begin changing your life right now, right where you are? As easily as turning on a light switch? It would? Good! You just started.
My lifelong effort to understand and practice the art of loving has led me to write two books on the subject. Since it might he assumed that I consider myself an authority on agape, Eros, and philia, it is with considerable embarrassment that I report that my two marriages — one of 17 years and the other of 25 years — ended in divorce.
I offer these reflections on the possibility of creating a loving divorce not as an expert but as a candidate and a continuing student of the difficulties of loving. You will notice that there are no personal details in the article that follows. You are invited to read between the lines. I hope that, in time, I will learn from the theoretical wisdom and insight of the author of The Passionate Life and To Love and Be Loved and become a better practitioner of the art of abiding love.
A mother and her son discuss the bumpy transition during teenage years.
Once there was a little bunny who wanted to run away.
So he said to his mother, "I am running away."
"If you run away" said his mother, "I will run after you.
For you are my little bunny."
To encourage progress in religious thought in 1971 Sir John Templeton set up the annual Templeton Prize, $1 million for whoever makes the most substantial innovation in religion each year. But his larger goal is making people get over the concept that they’ve got the total proof. To get them to feel, “Gee, I want to learn more.”
“If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.” -- Sir John Templeton