Monthly Archives: March 2015

Spiritual Calisthenics

From where does our strength come?  What is its center?  Is it muscle?  Is it heart?  Where is the wellspring of courage and fortitude?  How do we exercise and condition our will? May we find the Spiritual Calisthenics that our … Continue reading

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The Persistence of Memory

The Persistence of Memory is a sword that cuts both ways: we recall with fondness our cherished memories; and we are haunted with old regrets and unfulfilled promises.  Rarely  though is this a zero-sum game.  We tend to define ourselves … Continue reading

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Voice

May we today find our voice, to lift up in joy, to speak truth to power, to say I love, to proclaim our being.  Let us speak our hearts and minds, and also let us hear what others have to … Continue reading

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The Life Preserver

The world sometimes can feel like a sinking ship: who will offer a lifeboat?  When the seas rise up to swallow us, who will offer refuge.  In such turbulent moments, there is no “us” and “them;” there is only We, … Continue reading

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Anatomy Inventory

For new eyes with which to see blessings where they lie; For new ears with which to hear the sweet whispering of suffering and joy; For new hands that hold the power of healing and industry; For new Us, not … Continue reading

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The Art of Living

It has been said that Charity begins at home, and so it is for everything.  Forgiveness begins at home as does Respect.  Compassion and Companionship begin at home, and likewise do Trust and Encouragement.  We must first practice on ourselves … Continue reading

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The Name Game

What’s in a name?  We are named at birth; most carry the name for a lifetime, some choose a new name.  Some are named for forebearers, others for places or totems.  What do we owe to our names?  What becomes … Continue reading

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