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My Wondrous Wrists Today I want to bring my attention to my wrists which like my toes have not received the accolades they deserve. They had an important role in my childhood and youth when I played baseball, helping …
The Fire in My Belly I am standing up and breathing deeply into my belly, letting all cares and worries go. Just below my diaphragm is my abdomen, the center of gravity for me and, according to Hindu and Buddhist yogic …
To Each Their Own Journey By Rajvi Khanjan for KidSpirit's Fulfillment Issue "A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms." — Zen proverb I remember the first day of ballet very c…
Pop Songs as Postmodern Angels Not a lot of my liberal friends believe in angels, but I do. I am, after all, a process theologian. I think pop songs are angels. They fly through the air with their sonic wings, carrying their k…
May I Have This Dance? Spiritual Wisdom The Divine, holding out a hand like a lover or an old friend, eyes expectantly on us, utters five golden words: May I have this dance? — Cynthia Winton-Henry in Dance — The…
Sympathetic Joy as a Spiritual Gift I’ve discovered a new word and I want to share it with you. It’s called midding. Here’s the definition as found in John Koenig’s Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: midding v. intr. feeling t…
Save the Last Dance for Me There was a time in my life when I believed that dancing was a natural gift that you were born with or not. My father was an accomplished dancer who in his eighties could whirl my mother around the …
On the Bouncing Life Artistic Wisdom Inspiration is a flash of fire in the human soul. . . . Honor it at all costs. — Phil Cousineau in Stoking the Creative Fires
Finding Delight Jewish Wisdom Blessings keep our awareness of life's holy potential ever present. They awaken us to our own lives. . . . With each blessing uttered, we extend the boundaries of the sacred and rit…
Making the Most of Every Day Catholic Wisdom Praying is our daily appointment with wisdom. — Thomas Merton quoted in Hanging Onto Hope by Melanie Svoboda