Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

Ezra Bayda in The Authentic Life Ezra Bayda on not needing to prove ourselves to others.
Richard Solly in Call to Purpose Inspiration to perceive God with our senses in the physical world and its minutia.
Alan Lew in This Is Real and You Are Completely Unprepared Alan Lew on the importance of confession as a part of the spiritual practice of forgiveness.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Victor Chan in The Wisdom of Compassion His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the importance of setting one's intention for the day.
Lama Surya Das in The Mind Is Mightier than the Sword Lama Surya Das on the lessons he's learned from devotional retreat practice.
Peter Samsel in A Treasury of Sufi Wisdom A poem by Turkish Sufi Yunus Emre.
Jan Phillips in Marry Your Muse Jan Phillips on listening to the muse as a part of the creative process.
Jamal Rahman in The Fragrance of Faith On the sacredness of little by little transformation.
Joel Segel, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in Davening Zalman Schachter-Shalomi on learning to pray from the heart.
Linus Mundy in Simply Merton Linus Mundy on how Thomas Merton discovered how silence and solitude are essential for serious prayer and meditation.
Diana Butler Bass in Grateful A description of a high school graduation as an arena of thanksgiving.
Piero Ferrucci in Beauty and the Soul Piero Ferrucci on how to make the experience of beauty more likely and more meaningful.
Anthony de Mello in The Song of the Bird A story about the spiritual art of reframing things.
Kathleen Montgomery in Landscapes of Aging and Spirituality Phyllis B. O'Connell on the transformations that come with aging, such as parting with possessions and downsizing.
Cyprian Consiglio in The God Who Gave You Birth Guidance for discovering God's will written on our hearts beneath superimposed layers.
John T. Cacioppo, William Patrick in Loneliness John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick on how to cultivate connection if you are lonely.
Guy Finley in The Courage to Be Free Guy Finley on how we create our own ruts and moments of being stuck by the way we look at things.
Alfie Kohn in No Contest Alfie Kohn on the consequences of winning.
Thomas Keating, Joseph Boyle, Lucette Verboven in World Without End An account of a conversation with Father Thomas Keating on God's evolutionary plan.
Diana Ventimiglia, Various Authors in The Karma of Cats What Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat learned about respect and authenticity from living in a household of ten rescue cats.
Daniel J. Levintin in The Organized Mind Daniel J. Levintin on leaving room for fuzzy categories when organizing and shifting the burden of organizing to the external world.
Arthur J. Dewey in Wisdom Notes Arthur Dewey's letter to the next generations.
Margaret Silf in The Gift of Prayer Margaret Silf on prayer as a living devotional relationship that can never by pinned down or analyzed.
B. Alan Wallace in The Attention Revolution B. Alan Wallace on the unconditional love of Tibetan recluse Gen Jhampa Wangdu.
Christine Valters Paintner in Eyes of the Heart Christine Valters Paintner on how color in photographs is a symbolic language.
Miriam Therese Winter in Paradoxology Miriam Therese Winter on how all is connected within the divine milieu.
Frederick Buechner in Now and Then Frederick Buechner on hearing grace.
Robert Ellsberg in A Living Gospel The inspiring story of Franz Jagerstatter, who was beatified by the Catholic Church in 2007.
Marilyn Lacey in This Flowing Toward Me Marilyn Lacey's reflection on what it feels like to be welcomed.