The best guide for any journey is one who has made the journey him- or herself—perhaps multiple times—and thus knows something about the terrain, the climate, the beauties, dangers and challenges present at each point along the way. (p. 87)
A few years ago, a mentor introduced to a simple practice to me while I spent time with him. I had seen him use it during teachings he’d give at camps yet that day, as we sat over tea, he grabbed a salt shaker and asked me,
‘What’s the Good News in that?’
I sat blankly at first thinking, ‘Really? Does he want me to answer that?’
Sundays and Wednesdays. Like many others, this was the rhythm of faith in my formative years – from the firm prompting of my parents, to later going on Wednesday nights to potentially find a significant other. Needless to say, the latter was never found but some thing else had been. Through conversations, the service projects and camps, and even through some of the teachings I heard – I encountered some thing.
I encountered God.
My latest over on Thirty Seconds or Less: The End of Evolutionary Creativity.
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Change is sexy.
Not simply a change of style but the bringing forth and ushering of individuals, groups and ourselves into a new phase, perspective, or territory. There is a certain draw to it.
For some this gives life.
There is a statement that I have struggled with for some time:
Perception is reality.
Through exploring the depths of sadness and heartbreak, confronting the demons and lies about myself, and being continually in the midst of the tension between faith and doubt – one thing seems to remain: