I’m disturbed. That’s not a strong enough word. I’m scared and worried. Just this week one of my millennial friends had a psychotic break and is in the mental hospital. My Gen Z son rejects the notion of a loving God and embraces the idea that trans men can have babies. Since the beginning of […]
Category: Walk the talk
Intimacy of God
Q said that she had a spiritual experience from Aretha Franklin and George Michael’s song, “Knew You Were Waiting for me” When the river was deep, I didn’t falterWhen the mountain was high, I still believedwhen the valley was low, it didn’t stop me, no noI knew you were waiting, I knew you were waiting […]
The Spiritual Path
A path leads to a destination, right? If I get on the path it’s so that I will eventually reach a place. Like Nirvana or Heaven or a peace-filled mind and heart. Last night my friend said, “I just want to get through all of this and finish.” She, and most people I know, want […]
This Too Shall Pass
A lot of people are experiencing some heavy emotional stuff right now. I mean a lot. The pandemic itself may be over but the ripple effect seems to be resounding throughout the community. Megan’s brother died of an overdose, and Scott’s son committed suicide. Sandy’s daughter attempted suicide. Mary’s depression has mushroomed into a force […]
When I was younger, in my late 20’s early 30’s, music was always on. The only time it was silent was when sleeping. I carried a transistor radio with me to listen to talk radio at my desk while working. Silence was a foreign idea. It didn’t occur to me to cultivate silence. During that […]
Yoga is more than a workout. It’s an 8 limbed philosophy that lays over all cultural and religious belief systems. It doesn’t matter your nationality, your race, your economic situation, the 8 limbed path is for all people. One of the 8 limbs is the Yamas, a set of principles that when practiced allow the […]
The Wildness of God
When I stop cajoling, negotiating, petitioning, and outright begging, that’s when I have surrendered.
The Theme for 2022
I haven’t written in a while because life threw a big fat curve ball my way. I fell off a horse in the fall and broke both bones in my forearm. Well, I shattered one and broke the other. It happened two hours before my stepson’s wedding. You read that right. A month later, my […]
Those of us who walk the spiritual path do it because we want to live with relative peace and calm. We want to be reasonably helpful to others. When our shortcomings stand in the way of our serenity and usefulness, we are off the path, causing us discomfort, irritability, and sometimes outright pain.
Worry is Negative Prayer
Worrying about the future doesn’t change the future. It simply wrecks the present.