Communion as the Point

I find the more I blur the lines of where I end and others, nature, and God (or Spirit if you prefer) begin, the better life gets. Along those lines, in a podcast I recently listened to, one of the speakers said something about "communion", both a powerful relational intimacy and a central Christian practice, that brought … Continue reading Communion as the Point

The Flow of Prayer

One of the big blessings of growing up as an Army brat, was I got to live in Germany.    From the git go, this helped me realize the beauty of otherness and value of different perspectives.  So, when a friend said something about praying as a command/statement instead of a plea or request, because that's … Continue reading The Flow of Prayer

Why Replacing “Them” with “Us” will Change the World

There is no path topeace; peace isthe path.  It seems to me one of the biggest problems in the world today is division.  All too often when people think, look, believe, and/or act differently from us, we name them other, which all too easily allows and pushes us to exclude, ridicule, demonize, and even harm … Continue reading Why Replacing “Them” with “Us” will Change the World

Meditation on the Power of Oneness and No Separation: Seeing Yourself in Others and Vice-Versa

I recently read something from Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault about oneness that blew my mind. Yoga is about union and connection, which means there is both no separation between your mind, body, and spirit, AND there's no separation between you and other humans. On this subject, Cynthia reflects on Jesus' teaching, "Love your neighbor as yourself." "This … Continue reading Meditation on the Power of Oneness and No Separation: Seeing Yourself in Others and Vice-Versa