When It’s Time to Pause and Feed Your Soul

When was the last time you paused from your busy life to do something specifically to feed your soul, to nourish your spirit? I don’t mean just doing something you like to do. When was the last time you actually set aside a period of time – whether planned or spontaneous, whether for an hour…

Loosening Your Beliefs

In one of his Daily Meditations, Richard Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplationin Albuquerque, New Mexico, wrote: In order to live your soul into the world, you must continuously loosen your beliefs about who you are. While his statement is profound and cuts to the core just as it is, some slight…

Acknowledging Your Fear and Finding Your Way Forward

Fear. It’s an emotion that we all experience, yet we rarely talk openly about it. A few years ago, “fear” was the lecture theme for one of the weeks at Chautauqua, my beloved summer retreat and spiritual home. The speakers talked all around the topic – the history of fear, the causes of fear, the…

Picking Up the Pieces When Things Fall Apart

In my early professional years in New York City, I was blessed to hear Ram Dass speak many times. One of his most potent teachings for me began with the question: What is a broken heart but an open heart? It was with Ram Dass that I first learned to look for the gift in whatever…

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