Millions of Christians -- laity as well as the vowed and religious -- pray the Hours in one form or another. This may be a private practice but is not individualized. To keep the Hours is to enter with one’s fellows into that which has been, which is, and which evermore shall be.
The brain science is clear that my eyes are not cameras recording the glittering spectacle of you. Nor are you some sort of mirror that allows me to glimpse some part of my “true” self. Seeing you, I am, at least in that moment, at your mercy to be beautiful or ugly, brilliant or stupid, a mouse to manipulate, or an image of God.
Spiritual Rx draws upon the hundreds of books, movies, and audios reviewed by our media editors, Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, to offer a toolkit of resources for your spiritual practice. Spiritual Rx is a book (Hyperion, January 2000). In this exclusive preview, Fred and Mary Ann look to some of our most profound contemporary spiritual writers to discover guides, companions, and teachers for the journey into the blessings of unknowing.
A list of fifty experiences to touch your soul and (maybe) change your life forever.
Since the Big Bang itself, creation has known a handful of moments with the potential to change everything. At the millennium, we face just such a moment— and humans are the cosmic force that will make the difference for good or ill.
For the author, imagination is a spiritual practice, a vehicle of discovery. It is how she checks in with her inner life. "Images help you discover where you are in this moment and what opportunities are available to you."
Why is contentment so difficult to realize, and how does one find inner stillness, satisfaction, and peace of mind? This article focuses on a basic orientation of our culture that seems to keep us forever discontented, and also suggests some simple, practical ways to find contentment in the only place and time it can be found — here and now.
An interview with Diogenes Allen (October 17, 1932 – January 13, 2013), who advocated the Christian tradition as a rich source of spiritual nourishment at a time when many people have been turning away from tradition and showing huge interest in spirituality.