Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

Tom Hayden in The Lost Gospel of Earth Tom Hayden on grace and the paradox of finding the lost gospel of the earth through letting go and surrender.
Margaret Guenther in Just Passing Through A wise reflection on the freedom from ego that it takes to guide people well.
Joan Chittister in Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You Joan Chittister's teaching story about knowing what is in a sacred text.
Jill Neimark, Stephen Post in Why Good Things Happen to Good People Stephen Post and Jill Neimark on the many meanings and applications of compassion.
Gray Henry, Susannah Marriott in Beads of Faith Gray Henry and Susannah Marriott on the background of the Hindu mala, or prayer beads, for devotional practice.
Coleman Barks, Jelaluddin Rumi in The Essential Rumi An excerpt on Rumi and the moving meditation done by Mevlevi dervishes.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Hilary Hart in For Love of the Real A Sufi understanding of service and our lives as a bridge between the ordinary and the extraordinary.
Jay McDaniel, Patricia Adams Farmer in Replanting Ourselves in Beauty Patricia Farmer on the five habits of beauty.
Duncan Baird Publishers Ltd. in The Relax Deck From The Relax Deck (of cards), a visualization exercise on seeing beauty in a peacock's feathers.
Duane Elgin in Voluntary Simplicity A prediction of the impact of systems breakdown on industrial societies.
Brent Kessel in It's Not About the Money Brent Kessel on finding the core story you hold about money.
Robert N. Levine in There Is No Messiah and You're It Rabbi Shlomo Carlbach on reframing the practice of reverence.
H. E. Kalu Rinpoche in Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism H.E. Kalu Rinpoche's teaching story about the beneficial power of faith.
Timothy J. Sandoval in Money and the Way of Wisdom Timothy J. Sandoval on ideas in the Book of Proverbs about the benefits of the way of wisdom.
Joan Borysenko in Minding the Body, Mending the Mind Joan Borysenko on minding the body and mending the mind to be happy and optimize your physical function.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee in Prayer of the Heart in Christian and Sufi Mysticism Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on how our Beloved reminds us that we are loved.
Hazrat Inayat Khan in The Wisdom of Sufism Hazrat Inayat Khan on how practicing patience can provide energy and power, and is associated with hope.
Arthur Waskow, Phyllis Ocean Berman in Freedom Journeys Arthur Waskow and Phyllis Berman on why openness to boundary crossers in our time is the right thing to do.
Lodro Rinzler in Love Hurts Reasons why you need not feel ashamed about displaying your emotions.
Christopher Childs in The Spirit's Terrain Christopher Childs on imagining one's life as a work of art.
Robert Kirschner in Divine Things Rabbi Robert Kirschner's story of two shoeshine men who he believes were hopeful in a dark situation.
Martine Batchelor in Let Go Ways to come to a new appreciation of smells.
Ann Louise Gittleman in Zapped Ann Louise Gittleman on modern day wonders that are emitting dangerous radiation.
Christine Cox, His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Thupten Jinipa in The Path to Bliss A Tibetan Buddhist chart on the commitments and precepts of thought transformation practices.
Darlene Cohen in Finding a Joyful Life in the Heart of Pain Darlene Cohen's selfishness practice to increase generosity and kindness.
Thich Nhat Hanh in A Rose for Your Pocket Thich Nhat Hanh on telling your mother you love her.
Virginia Morell in Animal Wise Virginia Morell on how animals are wiser than we think.
Marcus J. Borg in Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time Marcus J. Borg assessing the historical Jesus and the heart of contemporary faith in light of compassion.
Kent Nerburn in Neither Wolf nor Dog A Native American elder on sharing our wealth and revering all people (in a book by Kent Nerburn)