Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day
Sharon Salzberg in Real Love Sharon Salzberg on the importance of stretching our facility for compassion.
Lorraine Kisly in The Inner Journey Irma Zaleski's exploration of Christianity as a religion of love (in book edited by Lorraine Kisly)
Ronald Rolheiser in Against an Infinite Horizon Ronald Rolheiser's different metaphors for a good marriage.
Michael Plekon in Hidden Holiness Michael Plekton on reviving monasticism by liquidating the institution and living in the world always always being simple, light, and joyous.
Joel Levey, Michelle Levey in The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation An anecdote on how Zen master Paul Reps stopped war.
William Skudlarek in Dilatato Corde Kevin Hunt on longing for an experience of the Absolute.
Derrick Jensen in The Myth of Human Supremacy A summary of the differences between a supremacist and a non-supremacist worldview.
Rich Heffern in Daybreak Within Rich Heffern celebrating juiciness or enthusiasm.
Matthieu Ricard in On the Path to Enlightenment Rahulabhadra on praying tirelessly for the benefit of all beings.
Alice O. Howell in The Web in the Sea Alice O. Howell on how love and wisdom are one.
Stefan Klein in The Secret Pulse of Time Stefan Klein on the Japanese tea ceremony and being present.
Bruce G. Epperly, Katherine Gould Epperly in Reiki Healing Touch and the Way of Jesus A meditative vision that joins healing of persons with healing of the planet.
Philip Zaleski in The Best Spiritual Writing 2001 Brian Doyle's meditation on grace (in book edited by Philil Zaleski).
Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt in Making Marriage Simple Harville Hendrix on how challenging it is to work out differences between couples.
George M. Newlands, Richard Amesbury in Faith and Human Rights Richard Amesbury and George M. Newlands on justice and culture of human rights.
Tara Brach in Radical Acceptance Tara Brach's guided reflection on The Sacred Pause to practice being present.
Paula D'Arcy in Sacred Threshold Paula D'Arcy on learning to trust and be open to what lies ahead.
Chris Hedges in Losing Moses on the Freeway Chris Hedges on how the Ten Commandments lay down guidelines to sustain community.
Andrew Harvey in The Direct Path Andrew Harvey on ingenious ways to ignite your devotion and nurture yourself.
Carolyn Flynn, Sharon L. Just in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Visualization Shari L. Just and Carolyn Flynn's on how to become a visionary.
Thich Nhat Hanh in Transformation at the Base Thich Nhat Hanh on being in a constant cycle of rebirth.
Adrian Butash in Bless This Food Adrian Butash's four examples of food prayers from around the world.
Thomas Ryan in Interreligious Prayer Thomas Ryan on accepting different forms of religious devotion.
Daniel Ladinsky, Hafiz in A Year with Hafiz Daniel Ladinsky's version of a poem by Hafiz about knowing how beautiful you are.
Matthew Fox in Meditations with Meister Eckhart Meister Eckhart's poems focusing on compassion, justice, and peace.
Wendell Berry in What Are People For? Reveals a fascination with nature's processes.
Sakyong Mipham in Running with the Mind of Meditation Sakyong Mipham on feeling refreshed from running and from meditation.