Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

Janell Moon in How to Pray without Being Religious Janell Moon on living on this earth with grace and caring.
David Deida in Blue Truth David Deida on being open to living from your heart and to being in the moment.
Robert Hass in The Essential Haiku Robert Hass offers a variety of being present haikus.
Keith Houston in The Book A tribute to all the things that are made from paper.
Wendy Maltz in Passionate Hearts Julia H. Ackerman's poem from the section on Tender Awakenings in a collection about sexual love.
Betty Alice Erickson, Bradford Keeney in Milton H. Erickson, M.D. Milton H. Erickson on accepting life as joyous even though it is unfair and filled with pain.
Byron Katie in Question Your Thinking, Change the World Byron Katie on why we don't need anyone to complete ourselves.
John O'Donohue in To Bless the Space Between Us John O'Donohue on the overall existence of kindness.
Barbara Mowat in Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On Jungian therapist Helen Luke on a magic moment of a marvel that appeared when she focused her attention on washing the dishes.
Robert Bly in Kabir Two poems by Kabir on unity.
Patricia L. Gerbarg, Richard P. Brown in The Healing Power of the Breath Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg on how breath heals and contributes to peak performance.
Benigno P. Beltran in Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain Benigno P. Beltran on how waste-related diseases kill 4 million children every year.
John Philip Newell in Echo of the Soul J. Philip Newell on listening for beauty.
David Aaron in The God-Powered Life David Aaron on letting go in order to reach a state of spiritual completion.
Paulo Coelho in The Alchemist Paulo Coelho on listening to your heart.
John Shea in Starlight John Shea on G.K. Chesterton's story about the persona of Santa Claus extending to all things and feeling gratitude.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee in The Paradoxes of Love Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee with a story of meeting his teacher.
Hugh Prather in Love and Courage A brief view into the mystery of being with suffering.
Henri J. M. Nouwen, Robert Waldron in A Book of Hours Henri Nouwen's sample day of writings for observing the devotion of monastic Hours, from a book by Robert Waldron.
Desmond Tutu in God Has a Dream Desmond Tutu with a challenge to respect and care for all peoples as though they are members of our family.
Carolyn Rose Gimian, Chogyam Trungpa in The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Two Chogyam Trungpa on the slogan Always maintain a joyful mind in a book edited by Carol Rose Gimian.
Derek Lin in The Tao of Success A Tao story on how repairing the ancient can be a thing of beauty.
Douglas Wood in Grandad's Prayers of the Earth Douglas Wood's story about how all plants, animals, even stones pray.
Scott Russell Sanders in Hunting for Hope Scott Russell Sanders on what's required to learn to appreciate beauty.
Tom Montgomery-Fate in Steady & Trembling Tom Montgomery-Fate on aspects of beauty which we would normally consider unorthodox and far-out.
Stephen L. Carter in Integrity Stephen L. Carter's stories of individuals self-sacrificing to establish justice.
Barry Bryant in The Wheel of Time Sand Mandala Barry Bryant on the creation of a sand mandala at the New York Museum of Natural History.
Gene Stone in The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick Gene Stone on why naps are good for you including some tips about them.
Lama Surya Das in Make Me One With Everything Lama Surya Das's summing up of the things he's learned on the spiritual path.