Is the World Real or Just an Illusion?

18 Dec, 2022
Many classic Advaita texts say that the world is an illusion, but does that mean that it is not real? The only reason we have problems with this is that in ...

Values – Truth, Goodness, Beauty

23 Oct, 2022
What are values? Are they just paint or wallpaper on the walls of our cell which we put there in order to brighten our prospects in this hermetically sealed box in ...

Attention

16 Oct, 2022
Let’s examine the all-important role of attention. Attention is not just another cognitive function. Attention is how our world comes into being for us. The altered nature of attention can appear ...

We Act Out a Story

5 Oct, 2022
We act out a story and we perceive the world through a story. Thus the question is, what story should you act out? Or what story should you emulate? Or what ...

Establishing Healthy Conscious Moral Norms

25 Jan, 2021
Establishing Healthy Conscious Moral Norms Violence often begins by making the “other” less-than, dehumanized, demoralized, or demonized in some way. The violence occurring in the United States, from the capital insurrection, ...

Love

1 Sep, 2019
We live within a great paradox that God created otherness which is the source of sin, the source of suffering, but is the prerequisite for Love; to love one another. When ...

Freedom

19 Oct, 2018
A miscellany of freedom. Today, most of us try to find personal and individual freedom even as we remain inside of structural boxes and a system of consumption that we are ...

Creating the New Moral Norm

20 Sep, 2018
“When mores are sufficient, laws are unnecessary; when mores are insufficient, laws are unenforceable.” ― Émile Durkheim As a interfaith/interspiritual minister and organizational psychologist, I often consider the overlapping schemas of ...

What do we mean by prayer?

5 Aug, 2018
What do we mean by prayer? We tend to think of it as something we do, but it is much more something we are. Prayer is less about saying prayers and ...

Aspects of Interbeing

20 Jun, 2018
The insight of inter-being will help remove discrimination, fear, and the dualistic way of thinking. We inter-are — even suffering and happiness inter-are — and that is why the insight of ...

Folly of the Social Mirror

15 Jun, 2018
When man found the mirror, he began to lose his soul (Emile Durkheim). When the social mirror becomes the fundamental source of self-esteem, integrity and leadership deteriorate. A person cannot do ...

Stop Demonizing

9 Jun, 2018
Demonize is a unique verb that affects both the subject and object of a statement. This isn’t a claim of grammar; moreover, it is a claim of human relationships. When a ...

Wholeness is not Perfection

1 Jun, 2018
Parker Palmer writes “Wholeness does not mean perfection: it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life. ….wholeness need not be a utopian dream… we can use ...

How do you experience God?

27 May, 2018
God? Remember the only language available to religion is metaphor. There is no other way to attempt to describe the ineffable, the mysterious, the more. The word God can create negative ...

One Spirit Prayer

17 May, 2018