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Scott Cairns

A Modest Offering For The End Of The World

Scott Cairns | Posted 07.21.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

I'm hoping that we might glimpse in every day the responsibility we share for the reconciliation of the world, its "fabulous bouquets of persons", its every creature, and the wildly spinning earth itself.

Moments That Wake Us Up

Scott Cairns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Cairns

I'm thinking that this is what all of our afflictions, our tragedies, our intermittent sufferings are capable of doing. They grab our attention. They shake us up.

Why We Suffer: Hoping for a Broader View

Scott Cairns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Cairns

Affliction and suffering is the only way we come to glimpse and thereafter to know our condition, to appreciate our vulnerability, and to live according to this new and chastening light.

The Problem With Self-Esteem

Scott Cairns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Cairns

Among the many lifelong lessons I'm catching on to, the most important would have to be seeing the paradoxical, shooting-yourself-in-the-foot nature of self-interest -- the self-defeating nature of self-regard.