Chattering Mind
June 2007 Archives

Well, I’m sure your July 4th plans have shaped up by now. You’re going to wave the flag, praise our president, and feel proud as hell. Not. Or not exactly. I know you are a complete patriot though, marinated in […]

This comes from a site of Catholic prayers, but you can adapt it to suit your religious system. O Glorious Guardian Angel of the United States, to whom God has entrusted the care of our beloved country, we honor you […]

I failed to watch Larry King interview the new-sprung Paris Hilton last night, but here’s what the New York Times said. Sounds like Paris’s resolve to reform will wear off with time. But I’m still rooting for her. After she […]

Here’s an excellent paper written by Gisela Webb, a comparative religion scholar, on the spiritual dimensions and lessons of Alzheimer’s–for sufferer and caretaker. I have learned from the Alzheimer’s ward the value of realizing that we all are going to […]

One thing I love about living in my in-law’s country house every summer is that I’m separated from much of my stuff–my shoes, clothes, books, photos, mail, and all those magazines piling up. Possessions and clutter inhibit us all from […]

Elizabeth Lesser, co-founder of the Omega Institute calls Dr. Charles T. Tart “one of the fathers of the New Age.” I heard him speak to the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy a few years ago and was so taken with […]

This is not a big surprise, but it’s exciting to contemplate: A future filled with eco hotels. Here’s an article about the greening of the hotel business. An excerpt: At the boutique hotel Greenhouse 26, set to open next year […]

I arise today through the mighty strength of the Lord of Creation… Click here to experience Beliefnet’s new “Christian Morning Meditation.” The text is an old Irish prayer. Send it to your friends who’d benefit. And tell me what you […]

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A full-page reproduction of a painting of the Texas Panhandle by Peter Di Gesu in the July 2007 issue of Shambhala Sun has gotten me wrapped up in this contemplative painter’s work. Every year, Di Gesu drives through western and […]