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The Essence of Meditation

This is the art of meditation—paying close attention to what is actually going on. Lewis Richmond gives us practical steps to find the essence of meditation.  Part I: Turning the Light of Awareness Inward Every religious tradition espouses some form of meditation or prayer, but because these...

3 Ways to Make Your Mind Spiritually Powerful

At this time when we see the condition of the world, many of us want to serve the world.  But when our own minds are affected by the conditions of the world, we cannot really serve the world.  A mind that is filled with anger...

7 Steps of Interspiritual Meditation

What is interspiritual meditation and how does one practice it? Read below to find out the process. The History of Interspiritual Meditation Within every religion, there is small population of dedicated contemplatives whose inner lives go mostly unnoticed by the general public. They might be monks, nuns,...

5 Ways Embodiment Helps Us Listen Better

Embodiment is a crucial way to live our lives in better understanding of the world and in relationship with others. Here are 5 ways embodiment helps us to listen more deeply. 

“…If we meet, and if we listen, we reweave the world into wholeness. And holiness.”

~Margaret Wheatley

1. Wisdom

Dialogue rooted in deeper wisdom offers greater potential for transformation and healing, and connection to the body is crucial in building relationship with this deeper knowing. The body connects us to the moment where a deeper, generative and vital Source resides. Without the richness of the present moment, we can communicate in ways that are reactive, defensive, or simply boring as we retell old stories or fear imagined futures.

The Movement of Mindfulness: Faith of Secular Spirituality

Mindfulness is sweeping the nation, inviting people form all backgrounds into spirituality. Read about the trends here.  The Mindfulness Revolution As I write this, a copy of Time magazine is on my table. On the cover is a young woman, eyes closed, with the hint of a...

Redefining Good Health with Thomas Merton

Health as the Integration of Body, Mind, and Soul The aspirational goal of health should be the transformative integration of body, mind, and soul in a person seeking communion with God and neighbor. I propose that we broaden our perspective of health and no longer view...