Tag Archives: grasping

Why Can’t I Stay Motivated?

Ego wants a payoff in this practice and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to show up any time soon.

Commuter Zen #46

When to do what in relationship… Tweet

ISmile296 – Awakening to Deeper Love

For the ego, misery is a far better choice than the Mystery, especially when it comes to relationships. Centering our entire being in the heart of our experience as a Witnessing awareness helps change this orientation and has the potential to end the cycle of our suffering. How’s it done? The minute our lives are [...]

Faith and Fear

Yesterday, Michael Paulson’s Articles of Faith Blog addressed media coverage of religion during the presidential campaign season: …the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life offer a critical look at how the news media covered the role of religion in this year’s presidential campaign in a report released today. (The Pew graphic at right shows [...]

Calling up Compassion

In Karen Armstrong’s recent post, Calling All Religions to Compassion, she rightly brings up some key points of integration for traditions: Compassion is indeed central to every one of the major world religions — but sometimes you would never know it. Increasingly religion is associated with violence and intolerance; it seems preoccupied with dogma, belief, [...]

Is Compassion Really Shared?

Interesting writing by Brian D. McLaren over at the Washington Post’s “On Faith” section: A lot of people say that the deeper you go, the more all religions are the same. Based on my study and experience, that statement strikes me as potentially quite misleading. Tweet

Maher’s Mark

Bill Maher speaks of his newly released film, Religulous: I don’t use the word “atheist” about myself, because I think it mirrors the certitude I’m so opposed to in religion. What I say in the film is that I don’t know. I don’t know what happens when you die, and all the religious people who [...]

Palin’s Shadow

Deepak Chopra compares Sarah Palin to the shadow of Barak Obama in a recent commentary: Palin’s pluck has been admired, and her forthrightness, but her real appeal goes deeper. She is the reverse of Barack Obama, in essence his shadow, deriding his idealism and turning negativity into a cause for pride. In psychological terms the [...]