“Experiencing the Divine” can range from peak, mystical experience to inner changes that sneak up on us. The primary door into experience, is steadfast participation in spiritual practice.
As we consider living lives that matter, we do well to recognize that we humans are meaning making beings. When religion get things right, it provides a grand narrative of redemption to inspire our personal stories toward growth and hope, even in the dark times.
Chasing happy . . . is killing us all. Contributing to something bigger than self, surprisingly, helps us live longer. A meaningful life lies at “the intersection of your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger.” (Frederick Buechner)
As forecasted in Huxley’s 1932 novel, Brave New World, we have become numbed and dumbed, replacing purpose with pleasure. If we want to live lives that matter, and contribute to something bigger than self, we can start by linking our everyday actions to: 1. leaving the world better than we found it, and 2. having […]
Since the 70’s, social forces have conspired to demand more of our time. But that doesn’t change our basic human wiring, our basic human need to belong. What can we do to re-stitch community that is here, now, small, doable?
One third of Americans over age 45 suffer from loneliness. As we consider living lives that matter, building our relationship skills so we can belong and invite others to belong will go a long way toward restitching the torn fabric of community.