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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…
Spirit Bathing for the Worried and Beleaguered We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure, but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world. — Jack Gilbert, A…
Presidential Campaign Slogans One of the major delights of the voting process in our democracy is the time, energy, and creativity spent on presidential campaign slogans. They're meant to energize and inform the public so that t…
The Numinosity of Rocks Anyone who is a rock person will take delight in this tribute to them. This glorious article by Patricia Adams Farmer, author of Embracing a Beautiful God appears on the inventive and beautifully vi…
A Manners Manifesto "You may not think that living with others is an art, but it is the finest and most difficult of arts. . . . Courtesy is a way of living inspired by thoughtfulness, consideration, and respect for ot…
"E" is for Enthusiasm “Enthusiasm means ‘one with the energy of God.’ It derives from root words pointing to be inspired and possessed by the Divine. There is something awesome about this spiritual quality. They…
A Prayer of Gratitude for the Pleasure of Sharing Photos Online Singer in My Soul, we are so thankful for the millions of people who derive so much delight and satisfaction from sharing photos online. Fact: About 4,000 photos are taken every second in the U.…
Smiling as Mouth Yoga How we marvel at the delightful smile of an infant; there's little we won't do to win another one! As we grow older the act of smiling changes into a complex nonverbal interchange; a smile is part o…
Walking as a Spiritual Practice "Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake," Wallace Stevens once said. I'd make that a "walk around the city." I love to walk and have made it a daily part of my spiritual practice. Mary …
A Light in the Abyss By Fareeha Shah in the KidSpirit The Nature of Truth Issue Religion is truth. Imagine standing at the precipice of a cliff, hearing a voice telling you to dive headfirst into the abyss before …