Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

Abraham J. Twerski in Happiness and the Human Spirit Abraham J. Twerski's stories about the elderly and the shadow side of joy.
Leonard J. Biallas in Pilgrim Reflections on making time away from home holy — a holiday — and not just a chance to vacate.
Edward Searl in We Pledge Our Hearts May Thielgaard Watts' poem on having new vision because of love.
Arthur Kurzweil in On the Road with Rabbi Steinsaltz Rabbi Steinsaltz on the Almighty's love for us even when we are infuriating and unfaithful.
Daniel H. Pink in Drive Daniel H. Pink reporting on how 100 boomers in America turn 60 every 13 minutes and begin a serious quest for meaning and what they truly want.
Micah Bucey in The Book of Tiny Prayer A sampler of tiny prayers written during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic.
Philip Sheldrake in The Spiritual City Philip Sheldrake on spiritual values for the city.
Chris Johnstone, Joanna Macy in Active Hope Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone on the helping hand of grace.
Paul F. Knitter in One Earth Many Religions A correlational perspective on religious differences.
Philip Gulley in The Evolution of Faith Philip Gulley on why little is much when God is involved in it.
Joan Chittister in The Monastic Heart A commentary on the chapter in the Rule of Benedict spelling out the difference between fanaticism and good zeal.
Tirzah Firestone in The Receiving Rabbi Tirzah Firestone's imagination exercise to nurture love and patience.
Thomas Ryan in Soul Fire Thomas Ryan on taking to heart the practice of tapping our creative potential.
Roger Lipsey in Politics & Conscience A summary of the leadership qualities that Dag Hammarskjold modeled, including faith in oneself and empathy.
Paula Huston, Pico Iyer (Foreword) in The Hermits of Big Sur The tale of a young seeker discovering – and contributing to – the lively wisdom at New Camaldoli monastery.
Jane Vennard in Teaching — The Sacred Art Jane Vennard on the ways wisdom is expressed.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin in How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick Letty Cottin Pogrebin on making the activities with your housebound friend relaxing and rewarding.
Robert Fulghum in From Beginning to End Robert Fulghum on contemplating one's life and death.
Pema Chodron in Start Where You Are An excerpt on self-acceptance from Pema Chodron's book Start Where You Are.
Jennifer Ackerman in Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream Jennifer Ackerman on combating stress with humor and community.
Philip Toshio Sudo in Zen 24/7 A marvelous approach to everyday spirituality through the vehicle of a children's song.
Dacher Keltner in Born to Be Good Dacher Keltner on compassion as the progenitor of courageous acts.
Ruben L. F. Habito in Healing Breath Ruben L. F. Habito on a genuinely integral and healing spirituality.
Mario Beauregard in Brain Wars Mario Beauregard proving the impressive capacities of the mind.
Ann Kameoka, H. E. Davey in The Japanese Way of the Flower H. E. Davey and Ann Kameoka on the aesthetic of the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
Paula Huston in A Season of Mystery Paula Huston on our need to have daily meditations on dying.
Sefik Can in Fundamentals of Rumi's Thought Wisdom from Rumi on God's presence.
Lawrence Kushner, Nehemia Polen in Filling Words with Light Lawrence Kushner and Nehemia Polen on the meaning held in an object.
Helen Exley in The Song of Life A saying about silence by Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa), 1858 – 1939, Santee Sioux.
Paul Fussell, editor in The Norton Book of Travel How travel provides double pleasure through the thrill of escape and joy in learning new things.