By Glenda | August 14, 2015

Diversity and Oneness

I am spending a brief time of rest, renewal, and reflection in the area of the United States called Four Corners. Here the “corners” of four states touch: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Here, too, different topographical regions touch: towering mountains dip rapidly down to high desert, the temperature dropping ten degrees in a […]

By Glenda | July 25, 2015

The essence of Buddhism

“Gratitude for the past, service to the present, responsibility for the future…” Huston Smith’s definition of the essence of Buddhism.

By Glenda | May 20, 2015

Connections

A quotation from the book Creators on Creating: “Myriad connections, though perhaps unseen, exist between all things. While I may jump in the air, I fall down again; and the sun energizes plants and they energize us; molecule after molecule is stacked up to make a tree, which is pulverized to make the paper for […]

By Glenda | May 12, 2015

The Ultimate, A Quotation

“…It is not that certain peoples such as the old Japanese believed that individual ‘spirits’ or ‘souls’ inhabited stones and trees, but that the One and Only Being, manifesting both simultaneously and successively through an indefinite multiplicity of states, spiritual, psychic, and physical, aroused their awe and received their reverence in and through one of […]

By Glenda | April 14, 2015

Living in Beauty

All religions share a reverence for the fullness of beauty around us: “The kingdom of God is within you and all around you.” Gnostic Gospel, Christianity “Why should there be a reservoir when there is a flood everywhere?” The Upanishads, Hindu “The Way holds all things within Itself. Like the vastness of the universe, it […]

By Glenda | February 25, 2015

Through Love Alone

  Recently I discovered that my 9th great grandmother was tortured as a witch in Europe during the Inquisition. This led me to reflect yet again on how violence is engendered by religious extremism of every type in every age. The news today is full of stories of ISIS and “radical Islam,” and, on other […]

By Glenda | January 22, 2015

Being Gentle With Myself

Have you noticed?  Often “Tis the season to be jolly” is followed by the season of wintry gloom and depression, the time of being downcast, of being revisited in the still of the night by the sorrows and sadness of our past or of the world? I have.  Between that annual recurrence of melancholy and […]

By Glenda | January 19, 2015

Listening

“All things and all people, so to speak, call on us with small or loud voices.  They want us to listen.  They want us to understand their intrinsic claims, their justice of being.  But we can give it to them only through the love that listens.”  Paul Tillich

By Glenda | November 13, 2014

Naming the Essence

The following excerpt concerns a people and a place about which I personally know almost nothing, but about which I have long been deeply interested and to which, somehow, on a spiritual dimension, at least, I feel connected. The quote comes from a book given to me recently by a friend who feels, as I […]

By Glenda | October 27, 2014

Thoughts Concerning Halloween, Ancient and Modern

Thoughts Concerning Halloween, Ancient and Modern This week many of us in our culture will celebrate Halloween with pumpkin carving, gift giving, trick or treating, and many other joyous ceremonies.  When we do so, we will be only the latest among many thousands of years of people who have marked this occasion, not necessarily in […]

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