empathy


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 […]


There is still time to sign up and join us!

Spirit Education Focus Ministry is offering a course, “12 Steps to a More Compassionate Life.” This course is being offered on Zoom beginning March 28th at 11am Eastern, 8am Pacific and runs for 7 weeks. It is timely as our world is struggling to make sense of all the seeming chaos happening all around the world. You can get additional information and sign up at https://spirit-edu.com/12steps Karen Armstrong was instrumental in bringing the Charter for […]


What is the contemplative experience?

“WE do not see God in contemplation—we know Him by love: for He is pure Love and when we taste the experience of loving God for His own sake alone, we know by experience Who and what He is.”  ~Thomas Merton, “New Seeds of Contemplation,” pg. 268 Join us June 21st, as we explore the idea of having a “direct experience of God” through the writings of Thomas Merton, online in Zoom. ~rev jimwww.spirit-edu.com/learn/  “New […]


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 […]


From Abraham-Hicks Daily Quotes

Our Diversity Supports Our Individual Freedoms… While your societies continue to try to dictate and enforce human behavior to please the majority – because of your diversity, it continues to be an uncomfortable struggle that, again and again, falls of its economic weight. There simply is not enough money in the world to buck the natural currents of individual freedom and independence of thought. —Abraham spirit-edu.com