Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

Scott A. Hunt in The Future of Peace The Dalai Lama talks about the dark side of violence and revenge.
Gordon Livingston in The Thing You Think You Cannot Do Gordon Livingston on why the number of people whose lives we have changed for the better is probably small.
Sara Davidson, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in The December Project Sara Davidson on being inspired by Reb Zalman's take on dying.
David and Sabrineh Fideler in Love's Alchemy Shihab al-Din Yahya Suhrawardi's poem "Never Lose the Way."
Robert Augustus Masters in Emotional Intimacy Robert Augustus Masters on making room for joy without clinging to it.
Allan Lokos in Pocket Peace Allan Lokos on not playing the role of victim in the face of suffering, but moving ahead with positive energy to make the best of a bad situation.
Brad Sachs in When No One Understands Brad Sachs on loneliness, a time when we are most open to the possibility of who we may become.
Dinty W. Moore in The Mindful Writer Dinty W. Moore on being attentive to your own creativity and energy.
Desmond Tutu, Mpho Tutu in The Book of Forgiving Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho offer wise counsel on why forgiveness is not easy but leads to a path of healing for ourselves and the world
Leonard J. Biallas in Pilgrim Reflections on making time away from home holy — a holiday — and not just a chance to vacate.
Donald McCullough in The Wisdom of Pelicans Donald McCullough's reflection on grace amidst the consequences of having an affair.
Bradford Keeney, Hillary Keeney in Circular Therapeutics Hillary Keeney and Bradford Keeney on letting the heart sing.
Joyce Rupp in Little Pieces of Light A personal ritual for those dark times when you feel separate from God.
Donna Schaper in Grass Roots Gardening Donna Schaper on learning to be a gleaner for ourselves and others.
Peggy Rubin in To Be and How to Be Peggy Rubin on keeping your primary verb in the back of your mind at all times.
June Cotner in Dog Blessings A blessing for dogs by Rev. Phyllis Ann Min.
Stephen Levine in Animal Sutras A tribute to the presence of birds and their many gifts to humans.
Richard Rohr in Silent Compassion Richard Rohr on how the dualistic mind is constantly judging others and is at war with patience and humility.
John Philip Newell in A New Harmony John Philip Newell on living together in love as a pearl of great price.
Geri Larkin in The Still Point Dhammapada Geri Larkin on the spiritual practice of being present in inner city Detroit.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama in Violence & Compassion H.H. the Dalai Lama in conversation with Jean-Claude Carriere on overcoming our isolationist point of view.
Carolyn Whitney-Brown, Jean Vanier in Jean Vanier Jean Vanier (in a book edited by Carolyn Whitney-Brown) on the principles underlying forgiveness.
Harold S. Kushner in Living a Life That Matters Harold S. Kushner's on what revenge is and an alternative to it.
Evan Imber-Black, Janine Roberts in Rituals for Our Times Evan Imber-Black and Janine Roberts on the healing power of rituals.
Andrew M. Greeley, Mary Greeley Durkin in How to Save the Catholic Church Andrew Greeley and Mary Greeley Durkin on the relation between positive sexual encounters and divine love.
Henri J. M. Nouwen in Finding Our Sacred Center Henri Nouwen on making Jesus the center of his life.
Terry Bookman in A Soul's Journey Rabbi Terry Bookman on finding blessings when we attempt to change our lives around what God wants for us.
Gretel Ehrlich in Facing the Wave Gretel Ehrlich on seeing the lonely beauty in the wreckage caused by the tsumani in Japan.
Danah Zohar, Ian Marshall in SQ Danah Zohar and Dr. Ian Marshall on listening for our inner truth.
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