For years, I prided myself on being an atheist and had no interest in god or religion. Back then, the word "spirituality" wasn't part of our everyday vernacular. But all that changed during the 1970s when spirituality became a buzz word.
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I have yet to find the right words for what he meant to my family and to me. He made me think that at its heart all religion is about selfless love, and he showed me that it is humanly possible.
Noble got his name in activism. At fifteen he ran away from home, where he felt different and where he was bullied at school, to West Hollywood, California, where he found "a moral, spiritual home."
Whatever you lose in the course of your life, there is something to gain. You may go through a period of "darkness," and at a certain moment, you may be able to see "light at the end of the tunnel."
How long will it be before one of those pistol-packing town-hallers, driven to the brink by publicly aired hate-talk, pulls his gun, and then its trigger?
"...keep knocking, and the Joy inside will eventually open a window
and look out to see who's there."
On Monday, I struck the bottom of my c...
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