The Prayer of Yes

The Prayer of Yes

by Bunny McBride, from her book Earthshine: Gifts of Reflected Light There is a life force within your soul;seek that life.There is a gem in the mountain of your body;seek that mine.~ Rumi Some years ago, darkness came over me like a lunar eclipse. It began in the...
New Year, New Opportunities

New Year, New Opportunities

Joanna Macy (b. 1929) has worked for decades to support the Great Turning, a movement towards life-sustaining cultures and economies. She writes: When a change wants to happen, it looks for people to act through. How do we know when a change wants to happen? We feel...
Rising above the confusion

Rising above the confusion

For thousands of years, humanity disposed of very limited amounts of information. Whatever understanding people had of the world came from the tribal elders, members of the extended family and other close sources of information.  How things have changed! I refer you...
A Place to Worship

A Place to Worship

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff Magnificent Monastery For the longest time, I wished that I had a church, temple, mosque or synagogue to attend. I could find no special place that called to my heart and helped my soul sing. In years past, there had always been a place: top of a...
Mindfulness of Love

Mindfulness of Love

Buddhist practitioners Peggy Rowe Ward and Larry Ward invite us to engage the breaches of the world with the “mindfulness of love”: The mindfulness tradition calls us home to our true hearts and minds, to the realization of our true identity and our connectedness to...