I don't think Bishop Eaton should join Twitter to collect followers, or compete with Joel Osteen or Rick Warren for pithiness (though Eaton's wit would be a blessing on Twitter, for sure!). Instead, I hope Bishop Eaton joins Twitter so she can lead us in following Jesus, online and in all the world.
The whole "miracle" amounted to adolescent fantasy, fed by a little gossip and a newspaper. What could be expected from someone who wanted to spend the rest of her life locked up in a convent?
I am told America will play a huge role in the evolution of mankind. That from America will come many of the ideas and initiatives that will create a better world and will help unify countries. The angels tell me America is supposed to be a beacon of hope for the world.
Visionary Artists depict transcendent moments and if you haven't had an epiphany lately, you may want to take some time and explore this genre of art.
As I read and write and meditate, I find that my mood shifts. Not just in small increments, but dramatically.
I know that I and others have been given near death experiences so we can share our experience and make people understand that death is not to be feared and that Heaven is real.
For starters, new research shows it's not the stress level you experience that affects your health, but rather how you think about the stress that is ultimately beneficial or harmful.
1. Life is good. Not always, but mostly. And when it is not so good, be assured it will get better.
As evening falls, the warm afternoon begins to mellow into cooler night. We catch the last light, walking down the road past the rainforest, the gentle sound of temple bells receding.
Do religious teachings set up impossibly high standards that increase parental guilt? Or does the idea that God stands with them in times of both joy and anxiety reduce stress and lead to increased parental satisfaction?
I have committed myself to being open to love in all its forms. However love arrives at the doorstep of my heart, I try to recognize it. At least, that is my intention. It isn't always easy. Sometimes it feels challenging. Sometimes it feels exhilarating.
On Yom Kippur, our day of renewal, our tradition provides us with stage directions and a powerful script. The day is further enriched by the improvisational theater that we provide ourselves.
This is the best week of the year to give charity. You'll get back much more than you give.
It's easy to travel through our mind and think we've gotten somewhere, setting bold intentions that lead to little or no action but give us the feeling of doing something -- climbing the mountaintop of inspired ideas before falling back into the valley of mediocrity.
Look at how we learn to walk. As babies, we step forward, fall, catch ourselves, try again and catch ourselves sooner and sooner until we're walking. Walking is controlled falling.
Your brain doesn't determine your mind. Brain and mind are recreating each other with every act of perception. Moreover, with training, you can learn to experience your mind in parts of your body beyond the enclosure inside your skull, perhaps experiencing it even as filling your body.