Tag Archives: Religion

The Sun Always Shines 2020

About a month ago I was at the dentist for teeth cleaning. After a few minutes the sun light shining through a window shifted so it shown into my eyes. The hygienist gave me sunglasses. In another 5 minutes the … Continue reading

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LIVING MY VALUES

Hate and fear cannot be stopped by more hate and fear. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi and Jesus (that Jew from Nazareth) preached this message. We lose before we start when we forget it. Yet following this teaching is … Continue reading

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Spiritual Practice in Daily Life

For a spiritual practice to be substantial it must be more than reading ‘holy books’ or even praying, chanting or meditating. These may be necessary but unless we take the underlying values and perspectives that come from such teachings and … Continue reading

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Belief

Over the last weeks, I have written a couple of blogs but not posted them. Something seemed missing or incomplete about them. The one entitle “Faith” came closest to what was/ is emerging. I have settled on the term ‘belief,’ … Continue reading

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Spiritual Path?

What is a ‘spiritual path?’ When people speak or write about it, are we really talking about the same thing? When Unity speaks of “One God, Many Paths…” does that include suicide (actually homicide) bombers as well as peace advocates? … Continue reading

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Prayer Revisited

This spring I volunteered to become a prayer chaplain at Unity San Francisco. A year ago, I could not have imagined it. Meditation was the center of my spiritual practice, and prayer was something I did not really understand. Wanting … Continue reading

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Reclaiming God

I gave up God many years ago. Like most people, I was brought up in a religion–Judaism in my case–that defined God through holy books. The holy books were read and defined according to traditions, and religious leaders. With rare … Continue reading

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Enemy Deficit Disorder

Former US Senator Bill Bradley, speaking on Ron Owen’s radio show, tossed out the phrase “Enemy Deficit Disorder.” They were discussing the fear-based politics currently being used to hold onto virulently anti-Gay (or Gay marriage) stance in the Republican party. … Continue reading

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Idolatry: Worshiping an image of God

(This was inspired by the comments from my last blog, on The Blind Men and the Elephant.) When I was practicing mediation at Sonoma Mountain Zen Center in the 1970s, they decided to do a ritual. Incense was burned and … Continue reading

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The Blind Men and the Elephant: More than Perspective

The Blind Men and the Elephant’ story is being used with pre-teens as teaching story illustrating how people can have differing perspectives, a great idea. Yet the original story as told by The Buddha, was more than that. It was … Continue reading

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