Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

William Helbing in The Wisdom Project A passage from Douglas Adams' novel about the wisdom of dolphins.
Sakyong Mipham in Turning the Mind into an Ally Sakyong Mipham on how gratitude is a requirement for enlightenment.
David J. Wolpe in Why Faith Matters David Wolpe on seeing the image of God.
Susan Piver in Start Here Now How to bring present moment awareness into planning for the future.
Angel Kyodo Williams, Rod Owens, Jasmine Syedullah in Radical Dharma Lama Rod Owens on lineage as a trans-historic gift of unconditional acceptance.
Roger Housden in Ten Poems to Change Your Life Again and Again Roger Housden on Hafiz's sense of love that doesn't have expectations and comes when wanting ceases.
Howard Thurman in Meditations of the Heart A recognition that if all life is one, that changes the nature of injury.
Joan Chittister in Scarred by Struggle, Transformed by Hope Joan Chittister on the importance of hope in all the world's religions and how it is an antidote to despair.
Rachel Naomi Remen in My Grandfather's Blessings A reminder that mystery does not demand action; rather, it demands our attention.
A. Jean Lesher in Pathways to Peace A poem on bringing peace to a war-torn world through merging together.
Daniel G. Groody in Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice Daniel G. Groody on seeing Earth from space and seeing our connection to one another.
Ajahn Brahm in Don't Worry, Be Grumpy A story by Ajahn Brahm on how happiness is always within reach.
Joan Duncan Oliver in Commit to Sit James Baraz's appreciation meditation that awakens joy (in a book edited by Joan Duncan Oliver).
Michael L. Birkel in Silence and Witness Praises the spiritual practice of silence in Quaker worship.
Mitch Finley in Whispers of God's Love Mitch Finley on how relationships with those we love do not end with death.
Marian Wright Edelman in Guide My Feet A community prayer to welcome children into our hearts and offer them our help.
Richard Hooper in The Essential Mystics, Poets, Saints, and Sages Meister Eckhart on nurturing the seeds of God within you.
Rob Bell in Love Wins Rob Bell on God extending an invitation to us that we are free to do with as we please.
Agnes Cunningham in Traveling Graces Sister Agnes Cunningham with a prayer for the crew in the cockpit.
Varda Polak-Sahm in The House of Secrets A description of the water immersion purification ritual and prayers of Jewish women.
Ervin Laszlo, Kingsley L. Dennis in The New Science and Spirituality Reader Joanna Macy on loving kindness as an antidote to pain and suffering.
Jen Marlowe, Sami Al Jundi in The Hour of Sunlight Sami Al Jundi and Jen Marlowe on their mission to uproot the hatred and bigotry gripping the peoples of Palestine and Israel.
Shoukei Matsumoto in A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind Understandings on why and how to live in rhythm with the seasons.
Dom Helder Camara, Francis McDonagh in Dom Helder Camara Dom Helder Camara's prayer for those who are voiceless in a world that crushes them.
David R. Loy in A New Buddhist Path David Loy on the shadow side of the mindfulness movement in non-religious settings.
Paul Marshall in Messages In the Mall Paul Marshall on a need for interfaith understanding and hospitality to religions one does not inhabit.
Noreen Cannon Au, Wilke Au in The Grateful Heart Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon Au on being grateful for events in your life that blessed you.