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What is Prayer

This seems like the easiest question – what is prayer?  Typical answers range from “talking to God” to “asking for what I need” to...

Unwinding Entanglement

We are often taught to be equanimous in daily situations and remain compassionately detached from the ups and downs of life.  How can spiritual...

Nature Speaks

Many people find solace in nature.  To get a break from the hustle and bustle of life, we take vacations in nature.  Cities have...

Coming Home

Being a spiritual aspirant seems to involve a tremendous amount of striving.  People are always going to retreats, searching for peak experiences, extending and...

From “You or Me” To “You and Me”

It feels like we live in a world of scarcity.  Our whole culture, especially in the West, is based on survival and competition.  Success...

The Right Tool

It’s important to show up with the right tool for the task at hand.  You don’t use a hammer when the job calls for...

God is a Verb

Mention the word “God” and immediately you can just watch the sparking reaction in someone’s eyes.  One person may smile and dive into a...

Self-Doubt

Many of today’s self-help pundits proclaim that self-doubt should be abolished, and it’s advice we typically hear from friends and relatives, “don’t doubt yourself!” ...

Devotion

Mention devotion and it conjures up all kinds of images of subservient followers bowing down to a person, or a God, and maybe thoughts...

Awareness in Sleep

Many people confuse awareness, mindfulness, and mental alertness.  Actually, these are three very distinct things. Mental alertness is what we feel when we are in...