From Sabbath

Spiritual Practice@Home: Today, I Am Alive

Dandelion by Yutaka Seki, flickr CC

This is an invitation to stop and look, for just one minute. Stop. And Look. And contemplate this: today, you are alive. Today, I am alive. In this moment, what is happening? Do you notice the people around you? Do you recognize the great good fortune it is to simply be here now? I tried …

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Spiritual Practice@Home :: Be Kind


Not merely because Henry James said there were but four rules of life— be kind be kind be kind be kind— but because it’s good for the soul, and, what’s more, for others; it may be that kindness is our best audition for a worthier world, and, despite the vagueness and uncertainty of its recompense, …

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Spiritual Practice@Home: Naked Spirituality


I’ve been enjoying Brian McLaren’s book, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words. In case you don’t know Brian, he became well known after writing a book called A New Kind of Christian, and has since written a wide range of forward thinking and inspirational books about a generous kind of Christianity. …

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Spiritual Practice@Home :: “Kiss the Ground”

forest and light

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. Jelaluddin Rumi – 13th century mystic As spring finally, …

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