Posted by Jay McDaniel on August 21, 2017

“The purest and truest spiritual life begins with accepting everything that comes to you as a gift and teaching.”

— Bradford Keeney in Everyday Soul

One of my earliest teachers was a river. I grew up close to the hill country of Texas, and in the summers my parents would drive north, about sixty miles, to a section of the Guadalupe River near the small city of Hunt. I learned to swim in her currents, and one of my first experiences of the deep side of life came in swimming underwater. I would swim two or three feet beneath the surface with goggles, seeing the vague contours of my parents standing on banks of her shore in the sunlight and also looking around me at the underwater world of perch and catfish.

There was something quiet and beautiful . . .

Posted by Patricia Adams Farmer on August 15, 2017

"Pay attention. Stay awake and totally alert.
See with receptive eyes and discover a world of ceaseless wonders."

— Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat in Spiritual Literacy

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Attention, Please!

Did you know that the very first word in the "Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy" developed by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat is also the key to all the other words? "Attention" fortunately begins with "A" as it is the beginning of all that follows; that is, our ability to experience beauty, compassion, faith, and so on, is dependent on our ability to pay attention. Yes, it all begins here at the top of the alphabet.

And yet, some say goldfish have a longer attention span ...

Posted by Patricia Adams Farmer and Jay McDaniel on August 14, 2017

Welcome to Process Musings for the curious, the creative, and the open-hearted. We are two bloggers from the world of process thought, inspired by the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. We believe in a God of love and beauty — “the poet of the world” — who is tenderly interrelated with all creation. We also believe in an interconnected universe that is a communion of subjects, not a collection of objects.

In our process approach to life . . .

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Welcome to Process Musings for the spiritually curious, the creative, and the open-hearted. We, Jay McDaniel and Patricia Adams Farmer, are two bloggers from the world of process thought, inspired by the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. This multi-faith blog features articles, essays, stories, videos, and poetry which invite you to discover fresh possibilities for wholeness, creativity, and joy. Read more.