Spiritual Texts

In this section we will regularly present texts from all horizons which we hope will help those who are on a spiritual path to progress and to broaden their perspective on what constitutes spirituality which many people tend to encompass in rather narrow limits.

We want all readers to feel welcome and included, and while in these texts we will use “God“ whenever an author chooses that term, we should like to point out that there are many, many different names and attributes for deity: divine or cosmic Love, Creator, Source, Infinite Mind, Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, Great Spirit, It, Universe, Principle, Father-Mother, etc. etc. So please choose what best resonates with you!

The Way Forward

The Way Forward

A Ten-Point Road sign from Science and Spiritualityby Ervin Laszlo Note to our visitors:  We share here a few of the ten points Dr. Laszlo writes about and we encourage you to click on this link to read his important article in its...

Living Ourselves into a New Way of Thinking 

Living Ourselves into a New Way of Thinking 

Excerpt from Richard Rohr's Daily MeditationsCenter for Action and Contemplation October 15, 2022  The Eighth Core Principle of the CAC: We do not think ourselves into a new way of living; we live ourselves into a new way of thinking. This final principle is a fruit...

Walk in the light

Walk in the light

From Footprints on the Path,By Eileen CaddyExcerpts from pages 28 and 29 “Walk in the Light and radiate light.Fill your heart with love and pour forth love. Make a habit o dwelling on the the glorious things in life,of seeing the very best in everyone and everything....

Dharma & Politics

Dharma & Politics

Below are a few excerpts from an excellent article by Jack Kornfield. Please follow this link to read this very timely and insightful piece. Source: https://jackkornfield.com/dharma-politics/ “Many Buddhist practitioners have questioned what to do in these turbulent...

Forgiveness – essential humility

Forgiveness – essential humility

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931–2021) and his daughter Mpho Tutu van Furth focus on our fragile humanity, the good and bad that we are all capable of, as the entry point for forgiveness: We are able to forgive because we are able to recognize our shared humanity. We are...

On Love

On Love

by Justin Faerman* I see so many people talking about the world's problems but so few talking about the solution to them: Love. It really is that simple despite how complicated we often try to make it. Pretty hard to keep a war going when people are focused on love....

Spirit-Led Action

Spirit-Led Action

Center for Action and Contemplation teacher Brian McLaren shares the power of ongoing discernment, allowing ourselves to be drawn into service and action on behalf of others: From CAC Meditation of August 24, 2022 “If you listen to the Spirit, here is what will happen...

The realization of selfless love

The realization of selfless love

James Allen, from The Way to Peace, excerpts Image - David James Project Guttenberg -https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10740/pg10740.html It is said that Michael Angelo saw in every rough block of stone a thing of beauty awaiting the master-hand to bring it into...

In This You Can Trust

In This You Can Trust

Sandy Wilder Each step you take is Hers:it is that which She is revealing to you.You are never taking a step alone.(Deep breath again.Feel it all the way down.) Therefore,you can stand, and face, and acceptwhatever is happening,because all experiences are offeredfor...

We are part of a living web

We are part of a living web

Buddhist activist and teacher Joanna Macy invites us to meditate on our intimate coexistence: You know your lives are as intricately interwoven as nerve cells in the mind of a great being. . . . Out of that vast net you cannot fall. . . . No stupidity or failure or...

Being there for others – a lesson from bees

Being there for others – a lesson from bees

My dad has bees. Today I went to his house, and he showed me all of the honey he had gotten from the hives. He took the lid off of a 5-gallon bucket full of honey and on top of the honey there were 3 little bees, struggling. They were covered in sticky honey and...

Love of Others Begins with Love of Self

Love of Others Begins with Love of Self

The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis reflects on the universal wisdom that proclaims the mutuality of love:  No matter who we are or where we come from, no matter whom we love and how we earn a living, the admonition to love your neighbor as you love yourself, when lived out,...

Perception

Perception

A simple shift in attitude can help us recognize the hidden potential for fulfillment in every event. There is no secret recipe for happiness and contentment. The individuals who move through life joyously have not necessarily been blessed with lives of abundance,...

Spiritual Listening

Spiritual Listening

by Kay Lindhal, March 09, 2022 Spiritual listening is at the heart of all relationships.  It is what we experience when we become a quiet, safe container into which the speaker is able to express his or her most genuine voice.  There is a communion of souls. The way...

Living between Two Worlds

Living between Two Worlds

If freedom has any meaning at all, its most vital meaning must be the freedom to think, the freedom to seek, to question, and to discover that which is beyond the horizon of accepted knowledge until we arrive at the goal we are seeking, a goal which is life...

The Charter for Compassion

The Charter for Compassion

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to...

Meditation ~ How Great Is the Drive Within?

Meditation ~ How Great Is the Drive Within?

The intensity of the drive within us will determine how many hours a day we will give to meditation and spiritual study. Some persons cannot drive themselves to practice scales for more than an hour a day. And others cannot drive themselves to stop in less than seven...

Understanding Oneness

Understanding Oneness

Every thought we have and action we take becomes part of the collective energy of the planet. Sometimes we look at the actions of others and find it difficult to understand what motivates them. But we are all doing the best we can with the information we currently...

Man’s Divinity

Man’s Divinity

"The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them." Elizabeth Gilbert According to an old Hindu legend, there was once a time when all human beings were gods, but they so abused their divinity that Brahma, the...

Unconditional Love Really Exists

Unconditional Love Really Exists

By Ram Dass Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not "I love you" for this or that reason, not "I love you if you love me." It's love for no reason, love...

A sunrise Taoist prayer

A sunrise Taoist prayer

Shared by Nick Polizzi All we need is the morning.As long as there is sunrise,then there is the possibilitythat we can face all of our misfortunes,celebrate all our blessings,and live all our endeavors as human beings.Spirituality is something that has becomenecessary...