Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day
Anyen Rinpoche, Allison Choying Zangmo in Living and Dying with Confidence A Buddhist teaching on the importance of letting go with the mind when dying.
Robert Fulghum in From Beginning to End Robert Fulghum on walking the dog as an act of sacred simplicity.
Russ Harris in The Confidence Gap Russ Harris on the importance of stopping to smell the roses.
Catherine Whitmire in Plain Living Catherine Whitmire's Thomas Kelly poem on being present.
Naomi Levy in To Begin Again Naomi Levy on cyring as a cleansing release and a healing art that brings beauty to the face.
Ringu Tulku in Confusion Arises as Wisdom Ringu Tulku on courage or fearlessness as the seedbed for compassion.
Guo Jun in Essential Chan Buddhism Chan Master Guo Jun on how in Chan you can fall in love with your breath.
Ralph Heintzman in Rediscovering Reverence Ralph Heintzman on the many different expressions of reverence
Krista Tippett in Speaking of Faith Krista Tippett on how the passion for beauty is at the core of human religious experience.
Emilie Griffin, Evelyn Underhill in Evelyn Underhill Evelyn Underhill on the meaning of faith in everyday mysticism (book edited by Emilie Griffin).
Marcy Heidish in A Candle at Midnight Marcy Heidish on the spiritual practice of vigil-keeping, helpful to anyone seeking awareness of God in dark times.
Melvin McLeod, editor in Mindful Politics Ken Jones on what to do about enmity according to Buddhist tradition.
Elizabeth J. Andrew in On the Threshold Elizabeth J. Andrew on finding meaning in the book of the world.
David Hodge, Hi-Jin Kang Hodge in Impermanence Tenzin Tethong with a reminder that everything we experience is subject to change.
Daniel Goleman in Destructive Emotions: How Can We Overcome Them? Daniel Goleman on the the Dalai Lama's comments about importance of empathy as a spiritual practice.
William Apel in Signs of Peace William Apel on Thomas Merton's message that we are already one united in love.
Wayne Muller in How, Then, Shall We Live? Lessons learned from trimming the trees: know what to cut is wisdom, and being clear and strong enough to make the cut is courage.
Joan Chittister in Between the Dark and the Daylight Joan Chittister on using loneliness as a spur to a new life.
Mark Nepo in The Exquisite Risk Mark Nepo on holding and listening as two powerful instruments that turn experience into love.
Nilton Bonder in The Kabbalah of Food Rabbi Nilton Bonder on the importance of justice regarding the source of your food.
Lynda S. Paladin in Ceremonies for Change Lynda S. Paladin on symbolically releasing something when you give things away.
Henri J. M. Nouwen in Clowning in Rome Henri J.M. Nouwen on the value of paying close attention to the natural world.
John Shelby Spong in The Fourth Gospel John Shelby Spong on how the Fourth Gospel cries out to be lived.
Gary Kowalski in Blessings of the Animals Gary Kowalski on needing help from all our relations.
Natalie Goldberg in The Great Failure Natalie Goldberg on her Zen teacher's thoughts about ways to deal with loneliness.
David Whyte in The Heart Aroused Insights about firsthand experience as our primary touchstone.
Ed Bacon in 8 Habits of Love Ed Bacon on how play brings out the joy of others.
Ezra Bayda in Zen Heart Ezra Bayda on what we're afraid of and how that blocks love.