May 28, 2020

"If I am exclusively caught in my identity with daily concerns and passing thoughts and feelings,

I mistake constantly changing circumstances for all there is, and my sense of well-being gets batted about like a ping-pong ball depending upon moment to moment conditions within and around me, conditions

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March 4, 2020

“Scared? Pray.
Over thinking? Pray.
Losing hope? Pray.
Worried? Pray.
Struggling? Pray.
Pray and trust in Allah!” 

~ Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, Founder: Islamic Online University

We are confronting any number of challenging opportunities to express our spiritual poise these days, aren’t we? In Ne...

January 15, 2020

“Transformational evolutionary times make

the status quo shake and fracture.

Those wedded to the status quo shout the loudest.

It can be jarring, but it's not surprising.” 

~ Jim Lockard

“If one were to crystallize twentieth-century psychology into a single problem, it would be the problem of fear in the...

July 20, 2019

"Healing depends on listening with the inner ear – stopping the incessant blather and listening. Fear keeps us chattering – fear that wells up from the past, fear of blurting out what we really fear, fear of future repercussions.

It is our very fear of the future that distorts the now that could lead t...

May 31, 2019

“I’m worried about everything.” 

~ Michael Ian Black @michaelianblack on Twitter 

It is easy to become overwhelmed these days. The increasing complexities of everyday life are being compounded by a litany of social ills, chaotic and corrupt politics, and the breakdown of trust in our institutions. Terro...

May 6, 2019

"Diversity ... is not polite accommodation. Instead, diversity is, in action, the sometimes painful awareness that other people, other races, other voices, other habits of mind, have as much integrity of being, as much claim on the world as you do. And I urge you, amid all the differences present to t...

March 30, 2019

“Here, in the melting structures of obsolete systems, is the fluid of possibility. It’s sticky with confusion, it smells like pain, and it stains the past with dyes of remorse. There is no blissy workshop to take to avert the discomfort. There is no formula for success.

Just show up.”

~ Nora Bateson

With...

March 16, 2019

"So many people pray and pray and pray. They don't get action. Our bodies need to be acted upon.

It is not altogether praying, but it is doing. You must do something.”

~ Charles Fillmore

"(One's) mind should swing from inspiration to action, from contemplation to accomplishment,

from prayer to performance...