I hope you’ve had an opportunity to take my advice from my post on Friday and to unwind some this weekend. I know I have. I watched Falsettos Friday night, which brought back lots of memories about the early ’80’s, both good and back. I wasn’t in love with the first act, but I laughed … More Free Movies for the Moment
I hear a lot of people say, especially during this time of global pandemic, that they don’t follow the news because if they do, they can’t maintain their spiritual mindset. But is that true? Does a deep engagement in spiritual practice require turning away from the ills of society? After all, two of the greatest … More Online Talk Series on Combining Spiritual Practice and Social Activism Starts Tonight
At the end of this week that we celebrate the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, I recommend that you find 45 minutes this weekend to listen to this podcast*: http://chasingamericanhistory.com/robert-f-kennedys-speech-on-the-night-of-martin-luther-kings-assassination/ This podcast ultimately is about Robert Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis announcing Dr. King’s death, not Martin Luther King per se. However, much of the … More A Final Martin Luther King Day Post: Listen to this podcast about MKL and RFK
Here is another inspiring quote from one of the masters, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This was something that he wrote when he was in prison from the non-violent civil disobedience of the Montgomery bus boycott and delivered in another “Love Thy Enemy” service in 1957. Let us move now from the practical how to … More Third Day of Love: WHY Love Your Enemies?
Given the amount of hostility and polarization right now, perhaps epitomized by the current impeachment trial, I thought we needed more than one day of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s insights about coming from love towards all. Here are a couple of quotes from a service he gave on November 17, 1957 at Dexter … More Another Day of Love
We must meet hate with love. We must meet physical force with soul force. … We must follow nonviolence and love. We must discover the power of love, the power, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that we will be able to make of this old world a new world. We will … More A Day of Love
Today I taught Sunday School for the elementary students at our spiritual center. We are participating in an international program called “The Gandi-King Season of Nonviolence: Nonviolent Responses to Terror & Injustice,” which runs from Monday, January 30 – Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The idea is to study the teachers of these two great moral teachers … More Only When It Is Dark Enough Can You See the Stars
So how did you spend your Inauguration day? Although my latest posts described a number of options we had here in the Triangle for marking the day, I didn’t go to any of those. I had my own special type of celebration. My son had invited a number of his friends from homeschooling to our … More The Kids Are All Right
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day! I love this holiday, not only because it is a day honoring a man of peace, justice, and spirit, but because we haven’t managed to turn it into a day of spending, eating, and drinking. Instead, it is a day of service and of reflection. As I mentioned … More Dr. King’s Blueprint for Life
If you could get coaching from anyone in the world about how to create joy in our current stress-filled world, who would you choose?
I’ll give you a moment to think about it….
… More The Book of Joy