My Bio-Spiritual Journey

It happens that I’m applying to a training program for spiritual directors. The program requires submission of a ‘spiritual autobiography.’ Since I began blogging in 2006, my online writings have served to document my growth, and especially my efforts to merge … Continue reading

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There’s No Such Thing as an Adverse Childhood

Adverse (ad´vərs, ´advərs; adjective): preventing success or development; harmful; unfavorable. Definitions matter, because the words we apply to our lives influence whether we feel hopeful or discouraged. Can a childhood be adverse? Events during childhood can certainly be harmful and unfavorable. And yes, painful formative … Continue reading

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The Inner Life of a Cosmos

What makes human life so hard? Is it merely the inevitability of pain, loss, and death? If we suffer only because of physical hardship, we are no worse off than other life forms. Everything that lives faces damage and demise, … Continue reading

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Exploring the Roots of Awareness

Blogging gets exciting when visitors engage in conversation. An exchange between Cathleen and myself has felt so interesting, I’m publishing it as a post of its own. As you’ll see, many concepts have come up that advance the discussion at … Continue reading

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The Mind’s Mirror

Three decades ago, Douglas Hofstadter wrote his immensely popular and Pulitzer Prize-earning book: Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. I never read it, because neither the graphic designs of Escher nor the recursive fugues of Bach resonate with me. … Continue reading

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