"The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.... All is registered in the "boundless heart" of the bodhisattva. Through our deepest and innermost responses to… Read more "Beautiful words from Joanna Macy and Matthew Fox"
The earth herself and the created order most purely reveal the truth of the divine. It is as things were created to be that we find the…… Read more “The earth shall teach us”
Perhaps the one of the most difficult reasons for maintaining a sustainable prayer practice and perhaps one of the most painful parts of being in relationship with a God who is so much greater than any of us. How do I respond to someone who prays for healing of a loved one and does not receive it?
I know very clearly that my life in it’s entirety is devoted to the spiritual path. My study, my offerings to the community, my study of self, my prayer life… all of it is for an increased awareness and relation with Spirit, for myself, the community, and the planet. The question is how to remain true to my heritage, ancestors, foundation, and local community?
A tale from Attar of Nishapur:
The lover knocked at the door of his beloved. “Who knocks?” said the beloved from within. “It is I,” said the lover. “Go away. This house will not hold you and me.”
The rejected lover went away into the desert. There he meditated for months on end, pondering the words of the beloved. Finally he returned and knocked at the door again.
“It is you.”
The door was immediately opened.
“100 percent and 100 percent,” I said. “They cannot be separated.”