Candidates and political parties create manifestos or a public declaration of their policies and aims before an election. Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto is a well-known one. You may have noted our opposing political parties' manifestos as you prepared to vote. But have you ever thought of writing one for your own life? This is the… Continue reading Writing your Manifesto
All different cultures perform ritual acts of blessings, but it does not have to take place in a religious gathering or be performed by a religious leader. How comfortable are you with giving a blessing? Have you ever received a blessing from a family member or a friend? Since before biblical times, people have given… Continue reading Time for a Blessing
So I had an experience the other night... I was sitting on my back deck with my friend as it was growing dark. We were talking about how our outer world is often a reflection of our inner world. I was saying how in my front yard, my crape myrtle was diseased and dying, and… Continue reading What do you need to die to?
Do you suffer from allergies? Now is the time of year when many are starting to sneeze, sniffle, and cough because their body thinks the environment is attacking them. A woman in the small group that I was leading the other night said the most insightful thing. As we were talking about the open doors… Continue reading What are you allergic to?
Over the last few years, this book has been recommended to me but I didn't pick it up until this summer. I found the audiobook version from the library and listened to a little bit each day when I walked my dog. But after I finished the book and was talking to a friend about… Continue reading The Untethered Soul