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The Spiritual Guidance of Storytelling

Wisdom Storytelling The wisest creature on planet earth, according to Irish mythology, was a salmon. Not just any salmon, but a very specific salmon that we call Fintan. Fintan lived in a lake over which grew a very special hazel tree that dropped nuts; we call...

Contemplative Life and Professional Life Can Coexist

Can a working professional in a high-stress job and stressful environment maintain a consistent spiritual focus—or are the stresses of work and the city incompatible with the contemplative life? I’m what they call an extreme commuter. On a typical workday, I drive several miles to a...

Essay Series – Part 5: Perennial Wisdom – How Shall I Live?

This is the fifth of six essays exploring the Perennial Wisdom. In doing so we will be drawing on the texts and teachings of many different religions. The challenge this presents is that you will get lost in the sea of texts and find no...

Essay Series – Part 4: Perennial Wisdom – Where Am I Going?

This is the fourth of six essays exploring the Perennial Wisdom. In doing so we will be drawing on the texts and teachings of many different religions. The challenge this presents is that you will get lost in the sea of texts and find no...

We Are All Mystics

Many people believe that mystics are in a special group, that a normal person cannot achieve. In this article, I set out to point to the truth that we are all mystics. We all have the capacity to look beyond what is considered reality and see...

Essay Series – Part 3: Perennial Wisdom – Where Did I Come From?

This is the third of six essays exploring the Perennial Wisdom. In doing so we will be drawing on the texts and teachings of many different religions. The challenge this presents is that you will get lost in the sea of texts and find no...