What is prayer to you? Growing up Christian, I think my experience of it was pretty normal. It’s words one speaks/thinks to God, generally centered on praise, requests, and gratitude. Interestingly, while in my memories the first two are pretty much all we did, these days I find focusing on thankfulness gets my soul singing … Continue reading What if Prayer is More a Way of Being Than Something We Do?
Do you pray? Why? I’ve been Christian my whole life and grew up with a good bit of obligation, “should”, and “ought to” when it came to my faith, so for a good bit of time I prayed because I was supposed to. God expected us to pray, so I did. Yet, it was often … Continue reading Why Pray? Relationship.
The weirdest thing happened not long ago. More than one person referred to me as “enlightened”, “or something like that”, a couple of whom wanted to get together to talk about life, transformation, and their journeys. Now, I would definitely NOT say I’m enlightened … though I think wisdom would say it’s good to hear … Continue reading Practices, Rituals, and Routines for Staying and Growing in Awesomeness, ESPECIALLY When Things Get Crazy
“The spiritual journey is a constant interplay between moments of awe followed by a process of surrender to that moment. We must first allow ourselves to be captured by the goodness, truth, or beauty of something beyond and outside ourselves. Then we universalize from that moment to the goodness, truth, and beauty of the rest of reality, until our … Continue reading Tuning Out to Tune In and Up: Reflections on a Solstice Walk and the Contemplative/Centering Value of Nature
Doesn’t it seem like as we age (I think I’m going to go with “age” instead of “get older” because good wine gets better with age, whereas old is just … um … OLD, but I digress 🙂 Doesn’t it seem like as we age, there are more and more bits of wisdom and goodness … Continue reading I Wish I’d Learned How to Pray Like This Sooner: A Way to Pray that Transforms Us