compassion


Can Peace be Attained?

I feel obliged to speak a little about Peace as it pertains to today’s world. So much of the world is polarized right now by the political climate that exists, not only in this country, but around the world. So much so, that there no longer seems to be any common ground from which we can begin to build a lasting peace. Yes, all that seems crazy, but I believe it is marking a move […]


What Lies Within You?

Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits. A world lives within you. No one else can bring you news of this inner world.—John O’Donahue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “what lies outside you matters little to what lies within you.” There are few in the world that really get this. Said differently in all the religious faiths, by primarily the outliers […]


Living in Grace isn’t just for old people!

Join us as we explore how to have a more gracious, loving and compassionate life. You don’t have to be old to embrace these principles. It’s just that most people don’t slow down enough during most of their lives to realize there is another way. We are introduced to fear, and limitation at a young age and buy into a dog-eat-dog mentality. We see it all around us, in the news, in our TV shows, […]


I am Held in the Hands of Grace

What does this mean to me? It means that whatever I do, wherever I am, God has my back. It means that Spirit always watches over me. It means that if I get hurt, God will help to heal me, to reveal the truth of the moment to me. It means that, when I die, I may cease to exist on this plane, but I do not cease to exist. I will transcend death, just […]


Man’s inhumanity continues . . .

As the Charlottesville incident is still fresh in our minds,I have to ask myself, Why? First, why is there such a visceral reaction in me to this senseless violence , and second, what is it in me that creates a space that allows this to happen? To the first, I just can’t understand what it is in people that brings them to such a place of loss that they see no other option than to […]


I trust the process.

“We will never get anywhere unless we can accept the fact that politics is an inextricable tangle of good and evil motives in which, perhaps, the evil predominate but where one must continue to hope doggedly in what little good can still be found”. -New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton Richard Rohr also talks about the complete person being beyond the “broken world” and, in a broader dialog, that without spirituality we are incomplete, not […]


Go inward to change the outer.

“the mere ability we human beings have to sing the praises of love and compassion is a most precious gift.”-Dali Lama, Ethics for the New Millennium, Ch.5 As I facilitated a course based on the Dali Lama’s book, I saw this as a timely issue, because both ethics, and compassion are based in Love. Without Love, we lack the ability to have empathy and therefore compassion. We live in relationship with others out of common […]