The Nature of Spiritual Reality

The foundation of Spiritual Reality is Emptiness/Stillness/Silence/Solitude—which are essential for Clarity.              Emptiness is emptying ourselves of fear, desire, duty, agendas, opinions, beliefs, ambition, and all of the things that interfere with our being here, now. It is the space between breaths. Where connections are made, and awareness and realization come to life.              Stillness/Silence/Solitude (Marianne MooreContinue reading “The Nature of Spiritual Reality”

The Right Kind of Conversation

We do not talk to each other mindfully aware of what we are doing. Our talk revolves around news, weather, sports and commentary. When we talk about ourselves it is in the spirit of “look what has happened to me.” “I’m getting married, look at my engagement ring.” “I just lost my job, and don’tContinue reading “The Right Kind of Conversation”

Tools? Or Props?

We live at cross-purposes. When the church says something is important, but then lives as though something else is important, it is called “hypocrisy.” In the world it is called “business as usual.” What we say is important in either place varies from person to person, from situation to situation, from time to time. WhatContinue reading “Tools? Or Props?”

Communities of Innocence

We need help realizing, remembering, connecting with, and living out of the heart of what matters most. Yet, that’s the first thing to go—our connection with the heart of what matters most. We need a community to help us nourish, enable, sustain, and deepen our relationship with the heart of what matters most. We needContinue reading “Communities of Innocence”

Arrogance and the Profit Motive

I don’t know of anything that works better than arrogance for creating an intolerable situation for ourselves and others. That is probably why the biblical writers place so much emphasis on humility as the oil that enables relationship and life. It is too bad all their hard work is so wasted on us. The UnitedContinue reading “Arrogance and the Profit Motive”