Recent Spiritual Practices of the Day

Kent Nerburn in Calm Surrender Forgiveness is an embrace
Thomas A. Kempis in The Imitation of Christ Make spiritual hay wherever you go
Wendell Berry in A Timbered Choir When we work well, a Sabbath mood
Ayya Khema in Be an Island To be nobody does not mean
Annellen Simpkins, C. Alexander in Simple Zen This deeply felt warmth for one's possessions
Mark Epstein in Going on Being One who can tolerate his own terror
Henri J. M. Nouwen in Bread for the Journey All the great spiritual leaders in history
J. Krishnamurti in The Zen of Listening To observe without evaluating
The Peasetzna Rebbe in Jewish Spiritual Practices If you are having trouble directing your mind
Linda Hogan in Dwellings A woman once described a friend of hers
Ben Azzai in Humanity in the Jewish Tradition Do not regard anyone with contempt
G.K. Chesterton in Celebrate Your Child Taking things with gratitude
Dorothy Day in Dorothy Day: Selected Writings If we all carry a little of the burden
David Cumes in The Spirit of Healing The heaviness and seriousness of my early life
Wayne Teasdale in The Other Half of My Soul Transformation is the fruit of mystical revelation
Molly Wolf in A Place Like Any Other It's funny how many of our problems result from expectations
Wayne Muller in Sabbath At our best, we become Sabbath
Clark Strand in The Wooden Bowl I once saw a cartoon
Brenda Peterson in American Nature Writing 1994 The Hopi Indians of Arizona believe
Mark I. Rosen in Thank You for Being Such a Pain In the school of life, difficult people
Kabir Helminski in The Knowing Heart Hearts need education and refinement
Will Brinton in Love and the World When you walk on the Earth
William Penn in The Gift of Prayer God, help us not to despise
Mary Rose O'Reilley in The Barn at the End of the World Zen teachers often use the image of "taking tea"