Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day
Jonathan Montaldo, Thomas Merton in Dialogues with Silence Thomas Merton on yearning for the Divine Creator.
David Kundtz in Moments In Between David Kundtz on being open to life and its realities.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal in Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life On spending time with silence and the absence of any sound.
Frederick Franck, Janis Roze, Richard Connolly in What Does It Mean to Be Human? A teaching story about a woman who refuses to deny her helping nature even when it results in pain.
Michael Leach, James T. Keane, Doris Goodnough in The Way of Gratitude Thich Nhat Hanh on the many miracles in the world available to us through the light of awareness.
Ruben L. F. Habito in Be Still And Know A reflection on divinization or becoming God as the destiny of the human being.
Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in Wrapped in a Holy Flame Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's tale about the spiritual practice of imagination.
Kyriacos C. Markides in Inner River Kyriacos Markides on loving God being more important than having faith alone.
David Steindl-Rast in Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer Brother David Steindl-Rast's explanation of the link between joy and gratefulness.
Matthew Fox in Christian Mystics Writings from three spiritual mystics on God as the Creator of love and all voluptuousness.
Robert J. Wicks in Riding the Dragon Spiritual advice for those seeking an end to a period of darkness.
Frank J. Cunningham in Vesper Time Insights about the spiritual practices that accompany diminishment during aging.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama in The Compassionate Life The Dalai Lama on the major spiritual practice for compassion.
Kim Rosen in Saved by a Poem Pablo Neruda's poem "Poetry," translated by Alastair Reid.
Thich Nhat Hanh in Anger Thich Nhat Hanh on simple and practical ways to defuse anger in ourselves and others.
Julia Cameron in Faith and Will Julia Cameron's affirmation that there is a divine plan for our life and God is constantly acting on our behalf (grace).
Gregory C. Ellison II in Fearless Dialogues Story of how Jesus’ bestowed dignity and personhood on a marginalized man, modeling what it means to love.
Greg Marcus in The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions Observations on the soul trait of awe of majesty.
David Lyon in God of Me Rabbi David Lyon's story about a young man who is told to honor his deceased father through good deeds.
Jennifer Trainer Thompson in The Joy of Family Traditions Jennifer Trainer Thompson on the kitchen table as the heart of a home.
Fareed Zakaria in Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World Fareed Zakaria on what the United States needs to learn from the world.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr in The Garden of Truth Seyyd Hossein Nasr on Sufi chivalry, or kindness.
Lewis B. Smedes in How Can It Be All Right When Everything Is All Wrong? Lewis B. Smedes on three dimensions of grace from the perspective of joy.
Henry A. Giroux in America at War with Itself An overview of anti-democratic forces at work in the United States.
Christina Feldman in Boundless Heart An explanation of how a compassionate life is a fearless life requiring courage.
Gretel Ehrlich in Islands, The Universe, Home Gretal Ehrilich on the meaning of wildness.
Sam Keen in The Passionate Life Connecting to your animal nature to nurture your own happiness.