Search Results

Results for "keyword: "senses""
How Wonder Works Wonder is one of our favorite practices in the Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy. It begins in the senses, comes alive in the imagination, and flourishes in adoration of the Divine. Wonder directs us t…
Slime Endures We were introduced to the wonders and pleasures of slime when we visited the home of Elizabeth and Olivia, a friend's granddaughters. As videos of people shaping slime played on the TV set, they gav…
Make the Most of Your Sense of Touch Touch has been seen down through the ages as the oldest and most urgent sense. When we reach out to others, it often creates bonds that words cannot equal. Touch also breaks down walls of isolation …
Da Nose Knows The comedian Jimmy Durante had a large nose and used to make jokes about it. "Da nose knows," he said and I believed it. We ramble through the world smelling things and being attracted or repelled b…
The Secret of Life Movie Lines Curley, the trail boss says "You know what the secret of life is? One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that." One of the visitors to the dude ranch asks the old cowboy, "What's the…
5 Senses Meditation The holiday season from November through New Year's is for many people a challenging time, to say the least. So for our December ritual salon I envisioned a simple mindfulness meditation exploring f…
The Joys of Reading "Have a conversation with the author as you read. Underline passages that catch your fancy. Or, if you are reading a borrowed book or a library copy, copy favorite phrases into a notebook. Consider yo…
The Color Orange One of my singular pleasures since leaving New York City and moving to Claremont, California, is squeezing myself fresh orange juice every morning. The campus of our intentional community has many o…
Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline In a spiffy article in The New York Times, "Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline," Laura Pappano writes about a new phenomenon."Creative" has been the most used buzzword in LinkedIn profiles tw…
The Multi-talented Tongue Although it is not true that the tongue is the strongest muscle in the body, it could be argued that it is one of the most versatile. It is essential for jump-starting the digestive process by servi…