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  1. Finding quiet on the firing line

    One of my favorite Twitter feeds is @Patheos, which is the account for the pan religious web portal. Not long ago, they asked "Where do you find a quiet place to meditate?"

    Lately, when I am asked spiritual questions, I'll draw a blank or just not know how to express myself. This time I had to smile. Ooh, ooh! I know this one!

    You find a quiet place inside yourself!

    Now, I've been working (if that is the right word) on joy. I've never been ...
  2. Moving into 2012

    Last year about this time, I posted that I wanted 2011 to be the year. At the start of 2012, I have my answer.

    I've never been able to understand the lyrics to the "Inbetween Days" by The Cure. Tonight, I finally heard them. Except that I didn't. Herewith, the misheard lyrics:

    Go on, go on
    Rejoice with me.

    I can finally like myself. I can finally do some of the things I've always dreamed of doing. I was busy envying friends who had ...
  3. Learning - cui bono?

    One hears people, especially those teaching fringe beliefs, stating that the first step is to "educate yourself," usually by buying that teacher's books. Where in those books is the next step? Maybe it's there but I have never found it.
  4. Sacred Activism - Part 2

    I heard of this term as the subtitle of a book: The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism by Andrew Harvey. I should note that I have not read Mr. Harvey's book other than the excerpt that he shares at his website.

    In the excerpt he talks about forming groups (which he calls cells) to pray, meditate and work on causes that are important to them. One example he gives: "Imagine ... concerned lawyers working together to see that people trapped in foreclosure get proper legal representation." ...

    Updated 03-20-2011 at 11:12 AM by Sylvester

  5. Sacred Activism - a placeholder

    First saw this term a few days ago. Wasn't sure what to make of it. Still thinking but want to put something down as a reminder.

    First, there is a definitional tangle. Then, there needs to be depth.

    Is the intention to sacralize activism or to conduct activism for the sacred? As usual, these are not mutually exclusive. Preliminarily however, sacralizing activism sounds like one has decided to put one's own divine stamp of approval on one's pre-existing opinions, ...
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