Love matters

We all have one heartAnd one heart needs anotherLove, love is all that mattersLove is all that matters, it matters after all.~ Diana Ross, Love is all that Matters The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson What if Christ is a name for the immense spaciousness […]

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 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 ~rev jim www.spirit-edu.com/learn/  “New Seeds of Contemplation” Online Spiritual Education #peace   #aworldthatworks Spirit Education is an authorized CSL Virtual Education Provider

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