"Yep, it would be great to meet... let's get back to this when it calms down." I hear this often. We're so busy right now. But just wait for "it" t...
At their essence every religion espouses the same values. But too often these values are lost and perverted when religious teachings are misused by leaders - political as much as religious ones.
On a Saturday last April, a group of pastors and other faith leaders brought together a broad cross-section of the downtown community to talk about a rash of officer-involved shootings in Los Angeles and the rest of the country.
I feel as though I'm in an almost-daily battle with Islamophobes whether online or in my mind trying to figure out why these people have so much hatred against Islam.
As your mind becomes more calm and serene through mindfulness meditation, these mindfulness practices will come to you naturally. Imagine what it would be like if everyone at your job practiced mindfulness
There are times when we are moving ahead at full steam... and then there are those other times. And, sometimes it's okay to slack off. But if you su...
Of course I would go. The White House itself is a draw on a beautiful fall day. I finally arrived on the south lawn with the green grass expanse between the White House rear balconies and the Washington monument. Magical.
When we think of our selves as fixed, unchanging entities, we then seek to act in alignment with that self-concept and are troubled when we don't.
Raised in a dysfunctional household, where one bad choice followed another, my descent was almost pre-ordained. I never learned to use good, sound judgment to make decisions that affected my life, in part, because I had no positive role models that had positive role models.
Context is everything and the reality is worse than you think. To take one side or the other is a ploy to keep you busy waving a flag while under our noses, the conflict is perpetuated by the flow of arms, money and building materials.
The President's decision to devote more troops and logistical support to UN Peacekeeping is a one-two punch: it shows leadership to other nations, and it is an efficient investment in restoring peace to the most troubled, war-ravaged places on the globe.
I've been talking with a number of people over the past few weeks who seem to be going through some pretty heavy stuff (myself very much included). ...
When Pope Francis, in his historic speech to Congress, spotlighted Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, I let out a shout -- and no wonder. Just minutes before, I had finished the pitch to a literary agent for my book project.
The most important life lesson is the realization of who we are in our essence -- beyond the person, beyond our form, beyond our story. The mastery of life is to live in the two dimensions -- form and essence -- simultaneously.
With growing strains on our allies' resources, such as the refugee crisis that has recently deluged borders, how can the U.S. ensure such a call will not fall on deaf -- or at least distracted -- ears, no matter how urgent?
We must engage in our work, in our professional and personal life, within our community, around the world, with family, friends and new people changing the dynamics and happenings in our ordinary lives, to make extraordinary things.