Silence

...may not be what you think it is! I recently heard a self-declared expert on contemplative silence saying that it can be hard to find silence in nature because animals and insects make noises. As I screamed "no!" at my podcast player, it occurred to me that there may be more confusion on this issue…

Ego and the Spiritual Path

We are an¬†extremely competitive society. We can turn anything into a competition - to our detriment, I am afraid. If you can measure it, we can fight over who does it best. If you can quantify it, I guarantee you mine is bigger - unless being smaller is better, but to be honest most males…

Enough

There are times on the spiritual journey that I feel a kind of hunger that I tend to (at first) interpret as a need for more input. I then find myself trying to read more, acquire more information, listen to more podcasts, feeling that there is some tidbit I need to find to open some…

There is a God…but not THAT one!

If we spend enough time in reflection and silence, and by "enough" I am speaking in terms of years rather than days, we will find that the popular understandings of God have little to do with God at all. Those understandings are perhaps a necessary foundation for the next step in the spiritual journey, but…