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.
The Power of Gratitude
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.