Have Good Sentences in your Ears

Have Good Sentences in your Ears

Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.  Jane Kenyon These wise words...
Come Home to the Present

Come Home to the Present

  Thomas Merton says that that there are “possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment,” and encourages us to embrace them with “courage, faith and hope.” I wrote about that last week. Thankfully, there is also rest in the present...
Make a Ripple

Make a Ripple

This is a day in which nothing seems like it could possibly be enough. The donation is probably too small. The facebooks likes not numerous enough. Church not enough, social action not enough, loving kindness meditation not enough. And yet, and yet, today I took more...
Going Mainstream with Meditation

Going Mainstream with Meditation

I’m excited to hear how often meditation comes up in everyday conversation and to see how many students (even in my English classes) raise their hands when I ask if anyone has meditated. And now, it seems, even the New York times is embracing meditation!  Check...