What the Practice Looks Like These Days
Over the break – from winter solstice to secular new year – I made a commitment to really strengthen and deepen my morning practices. I did my ten new goals with paradigm and guidelines, which I mentioned a few posts back, and the very first of my goals [...]
A New Practice!
Spiritual practice is something I’ve written about before, but not in a while. Furthermore, I see that Rev. Justin Schroeder, the senior minister at First Universalist in Minneapolis, is writing over at his blog, Wells We Did Nor Dig, about practice. I’m inspired! Not only that, but All Souls’ spiritual theme for [...]
This morning, writing my daily three pages of whatever comes out first, I considered the way disciplined routine shapes us. How movement—presence to the power of my body—teaches my body it’s okay to move. How meditation—presence to the moment alone—makes room for me to perceive what would otherwise go unnoticed. How writing in conjunction [...]
“You are trying to remember something
too important to forget.
Trees. The monastery bells at twilight.”
“Walk around feeling like a leaf.
Know you could tumble any second.
Then decide what to do with your time.”
The lines above are from the poem I posted earlier, The Art of Disappearing. Some of the [...]
The Art of Disappearing
~~Naomi Shihab Nye~~
When they say Don’t I know you?
When they invite you to the party
remember what parties are like
Someone telling you in a loud voice
they once wrote a poem.
Greasy sausage balls on a paper plate.
Hello, and happy Gregorian New Year.
Between winter solstice and the secular New Year, my lovely wife and I go through a process to plan our goals and guiding principles for the upcoming year. I posted my list here last year, and am happy to have another to post this year.Much, if not most, of [...]