Ode to Joy

“The anonymous author of the following quote turns the traditional image of spirituality on its head: “God and the angels will hold you accountable for all the joys you were allowed in life that you denied yourself.” Instead of the solemn face of the saint or the figure of a renunciate lost in contemplation, he … Continue reading Ode to Joy

The One God

“I am in love with every church and mosque and temple and any kind of shrine because I know it is there that people say the different names of the one God.” These beautifully inclusive words are the work of Hafiz, a 14th century Persian poet and spiritual teacher. They were as radical in his … Continue reading The One God

Everyday Miracles

“28 seconds…the crowd going insane…Kharlamov shooting into the American end again…McClanahan is there…the puck is still loose…11 seconds! You’ve got 10seconds! Countdown going on right now!…Morrow up to Silk… Five seconds left in the game! … DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? YES! (Al Michaels, sportscaster) People say to me all the time, “I remember exactly … Continue reading Everyday Miracles