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My Cold, My Spiritual Teacher It's that time of year again. The cold and flu season is in full swing. It is amazing that we can put a remote controlled vehicle on Mars and probe the bottom of the deepest seas and still can't cur…
Cats as Spiritual Teachers Charles Takes Care of Himself "But one day I really watched him. He was chewing on a piece of grass. He gave his full attention to that single blade. His body was still, his fur soft in the sun. …
The Quiet Ones In a cogent piece for The New York Times, David Kreider writes about the battles taking place in Amtrak's silent cars, usually situated right behind business class on the train, as devotees of silen…
Cell Phone Abuse You have purposely gone out of your way to find a quiet spot in the airport where you can read your book. But before you can blink, a man strolls up talking very loudly on his cell phone. He talks o…
Becoming More Empathetic We certainly can use more empathy in a world where national polls have shown an increase in narcissism (self-interest) and a decline in concern about the well-being of others. In an article in Yes M…
Spiritual Approaches to Life Mystical Wisdom We are invited to approach our lives with the curiosity of a child, the heart of a mystic, and the voice of a prophet. — James Conlon in Beauty, Wonder, and Belonging Medica…
A Good Name for God Proverb Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think. — Chinese Proverb Mantra May life wonder me. — Pennsylvania Dutch Saying
Spiritual Progress Literary Wisdom You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars: you have a right to be here. — Max Ehrmann, American writer and poet
"C" Is for Compassion “Through compassion, we conquer the numbness and the daze which keeps us closed off from the messes and miseries of the world.” — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spiritual Literacy Th…
Choosing Civility in a Rude Culture Pier M. Forni, professor of Italian literature at Johns Hopkins, came to study literature at ULCA in 1978 and in 1997, founded the Johns Hopkins Civility Project, a cluster of research and outreach …