reflection

The Tao

The Tao

The greatest good is like water: it benefits all life without being noticed. It flows even to the lowliest places where no one chooses to be and so it is…Read more
God is a verb

God is a verb

For God to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper; is the articulation not the art, objective or subjective; is loving, not the abstraction "love"…Read more
The hurt we embrace

The hurt we embrace

That hurt we embrace becomes joy. Call it to your arms where it can change. A silkworm eating leaves makes a cocoon. Each of us weaves a chamber of leaves…Read more
The Buddhist Sufi

The Buddhist Sufi

Last night my soul asked a question of existence. Why are you upsidedown with flames in your belly? Happy, unhappy, indigo-orange like the sky? Why are you an off-balance wobbling…Read more
A river runs through it

A river runs through it

I awoke to the confusion of a new day. The scraps of dreams, memories of yesterday, and new cravings creeping into awareness, The sun spilling its light over all but…Read more
God would kneel down

God would kneel down

I think God might be a little prejudiced. For once He asked me to join Him on a walk through this world, and we gazed into every heart on this…Read more
Taste of Freedom

Taste of Freedom

On the acorn side of surrender, freedom almost always means what Thomas Merton calls "choice freedom." It's about having the means to do what I want, go where I want,…Read more
Meditation on Feeling Loved

Meditation on Feeling Loved

When your brother attacks you, realize that he is not feeling loved. If he felt love, he would not attack you. Do not react to his attack. Find a way…Read more
The Sleeping Man is Blessed

The Sleeping Man is Blessed

What would a man buried alive do? Try with all his strength to breathe the sun again, of course. Your hands, your feet, your eyes, your every word and thought,…Read more
Ripe Fruit

Ripe Fruit

When the ripe fruit falls its sweetness distills and trickles away into the veins of the earth. When fulfilled people die the essential oil of their experience enters the veins…Read more