Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

Diana L. Hayes in Forged in the Fiery Furnace Diana L. Hayes on why African American spirituality persists in many forms.
Lavinia Plonka in What Are You Afraid Of? A Japanese folktale about letting go of our fears.
Donna Schaper in Alone But Not Lonely Donna Schaper on solitude as a time when our focus of attention can be intense and meaningful-giving our spiritual life a richness.
Michael Weber, Scott Neustadter in The Shooting Script (500) Days of Summer A discussion from the movie (500) Days of Summer by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber on the nature and meaning of love.
Dale Turner in Grateful Living Dale Turner on the value of forgiving others for small infractions.
Ronald L. Grimes in Marrying and Burying Ronald L. Grimes on turning anything into a ritual.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr in The Garden of Truth Seyyd Hossein Nasr on Sufi chivalry, or kindness.
Stephanie Brown in Speed Stephanie Brown on how we got to the point where we assumed anything worth doing had to be done fast.
Diarmuid O'Murchu in Religion in Exile A homecoming to our nature as a spiritualized species living in a spiritualized universe.
Gerard I. Nierenberg, Henry H. Calero in Meta-Talk Specific advice on how to be a good listener.
Arthur Green in These Are the Words Arthur Green on hitlahavut, moments of ecstasy during Jewish prayer.
Eduardo Galeano in Hunter of Stories A call for silence, please, from Eduardo Galeano.
Denise Linn, Meadow Linn in The Mystic Cookbook Denise Linn on why there is no value in eating fast.
Thich Nhat Hanh in Good Citizens Manifesto for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence drafted by Thich Nhat Hanh and Nobel Peace Prize winners.
Pema Chodron in Taking the Leap Pema Chodron's daily practice to humanize the people we pass on the street.
Emilie Griffin in Small Surrenders Emilie Griffin on the transformative power of forgiveness.
Parker J. Palmer in The Courage to Teach Parker Palmer on opening our eyes to wonder and sacredness.
Brad Gooch in Godtalk Brad Gooch with a profile of Sufi sheik Lex Hixon.
Robert McDowell in Poetry as Spiritual Practice Thomas Merton's poem "Paper Cranes."
Joni Keim, Ruah Bull in Daily Aromatherapy Joni Keim and Ruah Bull on experiencing joy when using the essential oil of Orange.
J. Ruth Gendler in The Book of Qualitites Imagination personified as a visionary person.
Susan Muto in Gratefulness Ways to deepen your practice of gratitude.
Edward Sellner in The Celtic Soul Friend Edward Sellner with The Loves of a Taliesin, a Celtic poem which celebrates the beauty of nature along with Christian virtues as well.
John Skoyles in Generous Strangers and Other Moments from My Life The unusual medium of a personal theme song reveals the sacred in everyday life.
Addie Johnson in Life Is Sweet Addie Johnson on how creativity can transform and change us.
Tom Bender in Silence, Song and Shadows Tom Bender on revering and nurturing everything.