Dinner table spirituality
We were eating dinner last night, and the following discussion took place, although I don’t recall what prompted it: Daughter: “God is everywhere.” Husband: “Where do you think He is right now?” Daughter: “Daddy, SHE is right here.” At 5 years old, she knows more about the true nature of God (and gender assumptions, apparently)…
Authenticity is the real teacher
In spiritual communities, particularly those that have been brought from the East to the West, the issue of authenticity comes up fairly often. At some point, there is a movement towards getting to “the source” of the teachings, or practicing as the founder of a system once did. It’s important to know the historical roots…
Are you ready to be the true dragon?
“As long as our orientation is toward perfection or success, we will never learn about unconditional friendship with ourselves, nor will we find compassion.” – Pema Chödrön I recently received a text from a friend of mine who has been on the spiritual path for several years now, practicing yoga, meditation and Reiki. She asked me,…