I’m going on a walk. (details). The purpose of the walk is the ancient practice of solitude. It is one of the contemplative practices we talk about that works with the deconstructive process that is part of the Journey to Oneness. Have a listen, Doug
If the death to ego-as-self is an inevitable part of the spiritual journey, is there a way we could work with it, instead of resisting it when it comes? I think so.
In this lesson we talk about some of the texture of the life required to develop the interior fortitude we need in the further reaches of the journey. More on the curriculum of virtue, and the demands of limits.
There's more to say about the first way-station on our journey to oneness. We Americans have a certain disdain for tradition; "the way it's always done." This has made us who we are and has many, many benefits. But every gift has a dark side.
Jesus was hard to understand. So hard, it got him killed. Let's be real... he was kind of weird: - speak to the mountain, and you can put it in the sea - love the people who hurt you - and so forth So what's a follower of Jesus to
"Dirt" actually has a derogatory connotation. Perhaps "Ground" would be better... maybe "Ground of All Being." Yes, that's better. Historical, even. Listen as we think about Psalm 139 from two vantage points. If we think of God as superman, we read the psalm one way. If we think of God as