Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

Felicity Leng in Smiles of God Felicity Leng on St. Therese of Lisieux's take on the metaphor of flowers as openness to that which nourishes.
Robert J. Wicks in Seeds of Sensitivity Robert J. Wicks teaching story about fear.
Jim Forest in Praying with Icons Jim Forest on using icons in prayer to enhance the physical experience.
Brenda Peterson in Nature and Other Mothers Brenda Peterson on cleaning up as a way of nurturing.
Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel, Jurgen Moltmann in Passion for God Jurgen Moltmann and Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel on how watching and praying are all about attentiveness in the Christian faith.
Dan Wakefield in Spiritually Incorrect Dan Wakefield interviews Ram Dass about being a guru, or just being.
Judy Cannato in Field of Compassion A story about a caring man and his compassion for a beached whale.
Marilyn Sewell in A Little Book of Reflections Marilyn Sewell on letting our heroes too often carry our goodness for us.
Robert N. Bellah, Steven M. Tipton in The Robert Bellah Reader Robert Bellah on how civil religion has often been used for petty interests.
Craig Detweiler in Selfies An introduction to the wide-ranging impact and potential meanings of the rise of the selfie phenomenon.
Clay Shirky in Cognitive Surplus Clay Shirky on how people are using the Internet to fulfill their desires to be creative and generous.
Carolyn Rose Gimian, Chogyam Trungpa in The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa: Volume Four Chogyam Trungpa on being open to the power of crazy wisdom in life.(edited by Carolyn Rose Gimian)
His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Kindness, Clarity, and Insight His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the importance of the unity of all the world's religions.
Lila Sophia Tresemer, David Tresemer in The Conscious Wedding Handbook Description of a marriage rededication ceremony.
Flora Slosson Wuellner in Feed My Shepherds Flora Slosson Wuellner on nurturing prayer.
Scot McKnight in Fasting Scott McKnight on the benefits of fasting for a day to open our eyes to suffering of the poor and hungry.
John Dear in They Will Inherit the Earth Prayer to help us protect the Good Earth
Desmond Tutu, Mpho Tutu in Made for Goodness Desmond Tutu and Mpho Tutu on exposing the myth of the self-made man and the good things that can blossom out of failure.
Ron Hansen in A Stay Against Confusion Ron Hansen on the faith to see Christ in everyone.
Richard Stengel in Mandela's Way Nelson Mandela's advice on exercising leadership by empowering others.
Jan Phillips in Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path Jan Phillips on paying attention while you're on the spiritual path.
James Carroll in Practicing Catholic The novelist and columnist James Carroll on how and why his Catholic identity has deepened over the years.
Gail Godwin in Heart Gail Godwin on Confucian practices for kind living.
Stephanie Kaza in Mindfully Green Stephanie Kaza on practicing peace in green living and whole earth thinking.
Jacqueline Kelm in The Joy of Appreciative Living Jacqueline Kelm on the results of a national joy study proving that aliveness is more closely associated with joy than happiness.
Jacob Needleman in Money and the Meaning of Life Jacob Needleman's thought-provoking discussion about the power and meaning of money.
Jean Shinoda Bolen in Crossing to Avalon Jean Shinoda Bolen on getting in touch with the mystical experiences of life, dealing with the spiritual practice of connections.