Month: November 2014

Thanksgiving

What if the question is not why am I so infrequently the person I really want to be, but why do I so infrequently want to be the person I really am? -Oriah Mountain Dreamer This week we celebrate Thanksgiving. This is a week when we gather together with friends and family. We share a plentiful meal, and we are called to examine our … Read More Thanksgiving

Something Extraordinary!

When your life is filled with the desire to see the holiness in everyday life, something magical happens: ordinary life becomes extraordinary, and the very process of life begins to nourish your soul! -Rabbi Harold Kushner What is your life filled with the desire to see? We go through life experiencing a series of highs and lows: praise and criticism, hugs and rejection, certainty … Read More Something Extraordinary!

Love What You Love

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves… Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting over … Read More Love What You Love

The self

You have to have a self in order to let go of a self. -Jack Engler Selflessness is often touted as the highest aspiration. We should think of others first. We should martyr ourselves, sacrifice ourselves. And while the true state of our existence is one of identification with the Divine, rather than with the self, we think that the path toward selflessness involves … Read More The self