Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day
Miriam Pawel in The Crusades of Cesar Chavez Miriam Pawel on Cesar Chavez's life as a crusade against injustice.
Dov Peretz Elkins in The Wisdom of Judaism Dov Peretz Elkins on the value of well-meant criticism.
Roland Merullo in Dinner with Buddha Ruminations by a character in a novel about the value of not knowing.
David Hodge, Hi-Jin Kang Hodge in Impermanence Tenzin Tethong with a reminder that everything we experience is subject to change.
Maggie Ross in Pillars of Flame Maggie Ross with an example of the overwhelming power of silence.
Rochelle Melander in A Generous Presence Rochelle Melander on the spirituality of being stuck.
Clarence Jordan, Joyce Hollyday in Clarence Jordan Reflections on being a peacemaker.
John Bookser Feister, Richard Rohr in Radical Grace Richard Rohr on moving beyond our family first to a protection of the human family.
Edward Hoffman, Zalman M. Schachter-Shalomi in My Life in Jewish Renewal Zalman Schachter-Shalomi on rabbis needing to have a compassion that exceeds the bounds of ego, time, and place.
Fran Ferder in Enter the Story Fran Feder on speaking honest and authentic words that help others to find their voices.
Margaret Guenther in Holy Listening Margaret Guenther on the spiritual director's openness to anything the directee may bring.
Sue Halpern in A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home Sue Halpern on how the sharing of love by dogs is keen and true.
Jane Vennard in A Praying Congregation Jane Vennard on the practice of doing anything for devotion.
Stephanie Kaza in Hooked! Diana Winston on dealing with the Internet by being content (or joyful), in a book edited by Stephanie Kaza.
Kerry Lee MacLean in The Family Meditation Book Kerry Lee MacLean on seeking a peaceful mind.
Robin R. Meyers in Saving Jesus from the Church Robin Meyers on how the practice of Christianity is made possible not by intellectual assent to propositions but by an existential embrace of worthiness or grace.
Susan Schorn in Smile at Strangers Susan Schorn on learning from our errors and from our failures.
Thomas Moore in Care of the Soul in Medicine Thomas Moore on the need for silence in hospitals for both patients and health-care workers.
Starhawk in The Earth Path Starhawk's nine exercises to observe, inspired by Bill Mollison.
John Kain in A Rare and Precious Thing John Kain on the role of spiritual teachers.
John Dear in Disarming the Heart On the problem of our addiction to violence.
Melannie Svoboda in When the Blue Heron Flies A poem by Melannie Svoboda about God.
Noreen Cannon Au, Wilke Au in The Discerning Heart Wilkie Au and Noreen Cannon Au on listening to audibles, or changes directed by changing circumstances.
Marney K. Makridakis in Hop, Skip, Jump A creative resource packed with ideas that will take you to places not usually on your map.
Rami Shapiro in Accidental Grace A poem about the meaning of life.
Michael Lesy in The Forbidden Zone Ways in which most people want to avoid any serious encounter with death.
Charlotte Kasl in If the Buddha Dated Charlotte Sophia Kasl on practicing kindness in all relationships.
Andrew Harvey in The Way of Passion Rumi on two kinds of talking about God.
Deepa Iyer in We Too Sing America Program plans for discussions about race.