Beliefnet
Awake in the World
Sacrifice Archives

If you are slapped on one cheek, turn the other too. – Jesus Non-violence is an elevated way of being. Many of us are raised with feelings of, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But […]

Advertisement

“Do your duty until it becomes your joy.” How often do we have to make choices between doing the right thing and doing the easier thing?  My favorite story about doing the right thing which is called dharma in Sanskrit, […]

Advertisement

Yesterday I joined with a group of Quakers to celebrate Christmas. I don’t know if you’ve ever met a Quaker or participated in their meetings, but in their gatherings, silence is golden. During the hour or so when the group […]

Advertisement

There’s nothing wrong with money or prospering on the spiritual journey. Though often people who have made a commitment to spiritual practice see money as being evil. Money alone has not attributes. But when it becomes the goal and all […]

“World peace starts with each individual finding peace and working toward it in her own heart and making efforts to create a terrain of calm and serenity at home. Next take this peace out and share it with neighbors and […]

Some people give to others and keep an account of what they feel is owed back to them by the individual they help. Others give to someone today expecting they’ll receive a return from someone else when they need it […]

You never know where spiritual lessons will find you. Recently a man at Starbucks taught me to let go…and he didn’t even know it. I was sitting at a table outdoors writing and reflecting when the man came over and […]

Wouldn’t it be easy if we just had a formula where we could see that if A + B happened we would know that love is present? I’ve found one for Love. I’d been puzzling over that illusive spiritual concept […]

Last year, a friend invited me to see her monarchs. She grows milkweed (caterpillar food) and they gorge themselves on the plant. When the time is right the caterpillars begin to go through big transformation. They hook themselves onto a […]

    Almost no words can soothe an aching heart during a break up. But rituals can help make the transition easier. Though intellectual, Western culture often denigrates rituals as meaningless, they are powerful tools to help in transitions and mend broken hearts. They […]

Previous Posts