Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

Donna Schaper in Stripping Down A way to get beneath old layers of cynicism and disappointment.
James Martin in The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything James Martin on feeling fully alive as one of the essential goals of spirituality.
Thomas Merton in Thoughts in Solitude Thomas Merton's prayer embracing uncertainty through the practice of trust, an essential element of faith.
Elizabeth Wayland Barber in The Dancing Goddesses Elizabeth Wayland Barber on how dance used to be the essence of life itself.
David Whyte in Crossing the Unknown Sea David Whyte ponders the high cost of working fast in a time when speed is highly valued.
Joyce Rupp in Walk in a Relaxed Manner Joyce Rupp on at letting go as she walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Linda Douty in How Did I Get to Be 70 When I'm 35 Inside? Linda Douty on everything containing elements of the Holy.
Robert Bly in The Winged Energy of Delight Juan Ramon Jimenez's poem Who Knows What Is Going On.
D. Stephenson Bond in Living Myth D. Stevenson Bond on the imagination of the soul.
Thea Jarvis in Every Day Hospitality Thea Jarvis on how hospitality allows us to function with grace and dignity.
Anne Rowthorn in Song of the Universe Satish Kumar's poem about how much we can learn from a tree.
Marcus J. Borg in The Heart of Christianity Marcus J. Borg on the various meanings of Jesus' death on the cross.
Anthony Weston in How to Re-Imagine the World Anthony Weston on older people as creative visionaries of the future.
Andrew M. Greeley in Love Affair Reflections on the strange twists that life takes.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Rajiv Mehrotra in All You Ever Wanted to Know from His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Happiness, Life, Living, and Much More Rajiv Mehrotra's conversation with the Dalai Lama on why the rewards of practicing compassion go first to the practitioner.
Elizabeth Lesser in The Seeker's Guide Seasoned seeker Elizabeth Lesser offers instructions on contacting your spiritual hunger.
Mary C. Grey in Sacred Longings Mary C. Grey on some of the forces weakening the traditional spiritual practice of hospitality.
Kathleen A. Brehony in Ordinary Grace Kathleen A. Brehony on how grace is always present.
Christopher de Vinck in Moments of Grace Christopher de Vinck on how May Sarton helped him not to abandon his loneliness.
Mina Parker in Less Is More Mina Parker on love as an active verb that provides a high return of investment.
Barbara Y. Martin, Dimitri Moraitis in Karma and Reincarnation Barbara Martin and Dimitri Moraitis on the karma of wealth.
M. J. Ryan in This Year I Will . . . M. J. Ryan on how change happens when we take small steps day by day.
Joel Segel, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in Jewish with Feeling Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi with Joel Segel on the devotion of finding your own name and face for God.
Julie DuBose in Effortless Beauty Julie DuBose on the discipline of direct seeing.
Adam Davis in Hearing the Call across the Traditions Ana Swir's poem about a beggar woman being the same on the inside as the author is.
Nader R. Shabahangi in Gems of Wisdom A poem by Samuel Ansah Asare about respect and reverence.
Robert J. Wicks in Availability Robert J. Wicks on entering loving relationships.
Robert Atwan in The Language of Spring May Sarton's poem on transformation during springtime.
Tamar Frankiel in Kabbalah Tamar Frankiel on the meaning of divinization in Jewish mysticism.