Spirituality related posts

Spirituality related posts Click here for every post on the blog that is tagged “spirituality.” It’s a complete list. And here is a list specific to mindfulness and meditation. The below is a list I started manually, which I realized was an impossible task as there is so much on the blog at this point…. Continue Reading →

Pain as teacher

On pain Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not… Continue Reading →

On children…

I had this poem taped on the wall of my bedroom above my bed from about the age of 12 until I moved out of the house to go to college. It was a rebel voice for me—it spoke to me of the freedom I knew should be mine. Ironically enough, as an adult I… Continue Reading →

Quotes for the week

“The easy confidence with which I know another man’s religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” – Mark Twain It’s all really very simple. You don’t have to choose between being kind to yourself and others. It’s one and the same. ~ Piero Ferrucci “We are drowning in information, yet… Continue Reading →

On pain

It seems some people think that pain is special to them. Their pain is worse than anyone else’s. We all fall victim to that kind of thinking sometime, don’t we? But the truth is that pain belongs to all of us equally and it always passes just like joy. It is a teacher as is… Continue Reading →

On children

I had this poem taped on the wall of my bedroom above my bed from about the age of 12 until I moved out of the house to go to college. It was a rebel voice for me—it spoke to me of the freedom I knew should be mine. Ironically enough, as an adult I… Continue Reading →

Joy and sorrow

Joy and Sorrow Then a woman said, ‘Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.’ And he answered: Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy… Continue Reading →

On giving

(this time I have a bit of commentary at the end) Khalil Gibran  from the book The Prophet: Then said a rich man, “Speak to us of Giving.” And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are your possessions… Continue Reading →

On Pain

It seems some people think that pain is special to them. Their pain is worse than anyone else’s. We all fall victim to that kind of thinking sometime, don’t we? But the truth is that pain belongs to all of us equally and it always passes just like joy. It is a teacher as is… Continue Reading →

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