reflection

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
Music of Crickets

Music of Crickets

I quietly gaze into the depths of a forest and see nothing save beauty and peace. Birdsong fills my ears. A gentle breeze brushes against my cheek. Seeing from inside…Read more
God has a Dream

God has a Dream

Once the wrongdoer has confessed and the victim has forgiven, it does not mean that is the end of the process. Most frequently, the wrong has affected the victim in…Read more
Inner compass

Inner compass

Each of us has an inner compass. Its voice calls us to our highest good. Sometimes it requires that we alter a long-standing but stifling situation. It is difficult to…Read more