Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day
Jack Kornfield in A Lamp in the Darkness Jack Kornfield on accepting the mysteries of life.
Alan Jacobs in The Element Book of Mystical Verse A poem by Theodore Roethke on x-the mystery.
Ram Dass in Polishing the Mirror Ram Dass on how wisdom does not diminish with age.
Leonardo Boff in Passion of Christ, Passion of the World Leonardo Boff on drawing near to God as drawing near to the oppressed.
Swami Adiswarananda in The Vedanta Way to Peace and Happiness Taming the restless mind as an important spiritual practice
Deepak Chopra in Why Is God Laughing? Deepak Chopra on letting go and allowing grace.
Robert Bly in The Winged Energy of Delight Pablo Neruda's poem "Ode to My Socks."
Thich Nhat Hanh in Anger Thich Nhat Hanh on simple and practical ways to defuse anger in ourselves and others.
Garret Keizer in The Enigma of Anger Garret Keizer on practicing peace in contrast to anger.
Gunilla Norris in Becoming Bread Gunilla Norris's poem about the value of crumbs as little chances to love.
Sebastian Junger in Tribe A description of the difficulty of living in a country that is filled with contempt.
Yitzhak Buxbaum in Storytelling and Spirituality in Judaism Yitzhak Buxbaum on how changes can be made in an ancient story if it deepens meaning.
Robert Jones in Prayers for Puppies, Aging Autos, & Sleepless Nights Robert Jones with a prayer after losing a job.
Eric Maisel in Everyday You Eric Maisel on mystery as the heart of mindfulness.
Netanel Miles-Yepez in The Common Heart Netanel Miles-Yepez on hospitality through agreement and commonality.
Chris Johnstone, Joanna Macy in Active Hope Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone on the helping hand of grace.
Richard Louv in Last Child in the Woods How fear of strangers has made parents keep children nearby, away from others and nature.
Amy Hanson in Baby Boomers and Beyond Amy Hanson on older adulthood becoming a life stage of its own.
Megan McKenna in The Hour of the Tiger Megan McKenna's Arab teaching story on how justice and understanding make one invincible.
Michael Henderson in No Enemy to Conquer Michael Henderson on forgiveness as a key element in the creation of a more peaceful and better world.
Thich Nhat Hanh in Finding Our True Home Thich Nhat Hanh's teaching story on devotion.
James Sniechowski, Judith Sherven in The New Intimacy Judith Sherven and James Sniechowski on how dealing with differences over toothpicks transformed their relationship.
Gehlek Rimpoche in Good Life, Good Death Rimpoche Nawang Gehlek on how patience is the antidote to anger, a component of hope.
Sarah Conover in Muhammad Sarah Conover on surrender to dependence on God as one of the key elements of Islam.
Joan Marques, Richard King, Satinder Dhiman in The Workplace and Spirituality Joan Marques, Satinder Dhiman, and Richard King on why it's natural to bring love and spirituality into the workplace.
Kathy Coffey in Immersed in the Sacred Kathy Coffey tutoring us to discover grace in mundane activities and the spiritual practice of transformation.
Kent Nerburn in Dancing With the Gods Kent Nerburn on the impact of money on the artist's life.
Alan Jones in Common Prayer on Common Ground Alan Jones on a paradigm shift in monotheism that honors diversity, which has to do with hospitality.