Tag Archives: inspiration

A Love that Transcends Trump | On Being


If you read one thing today, please consider Omid Safi’s blog post at On Being. [T]he spiritual must not be confined to the inward, but wash over, cleanse, and redeem the individual, the communal, and the institutional. via A Love that … Continue reading

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Mystery


“This feast of beauty can intoxicate, just like the finest wine.” Continue reading

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“The Useless Tree” – Chuang Tzu – Inspiration Pointe


Originally posted on The Considered Kula:
Last week I was making small talk with a student about another class in which I had seen her taking a test. “Social psychology. It’s very practical.” she quipped. I tried not to take…

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Midsummer Blessings


Today is the Summer Solstice, the stillpoint of summer, the longest day in the Wheel of the Year. A few years ago I wrote a stanza of this poem, and I have since “finished” it, by adding a stanza that was missing. Please enjoy this time to pause, but also celebrate abundance with abandon. Continue reading

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On Being Intimate on the Internet


Tim Berners-Lee, the person credited with outlining the principles of the World Wide Web, is widely reported to have said he didn’t expect so many pictures of cats. But reportedly, he also said he didn’t expect people to be so … Continue reading

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A school within a school


Cambridge School of Weston to partner with Karuna School for peace and equity studies Continue reading

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Metamorphosis and Sadness


I promise a more thorough accounting of my shoulder injury: what happened and what’s wrong. Suffice it to say that yesterday I received some very bad news, and that I appear to be in this for the long haul.…

There are two things that I would share right now, a selection from Thomas Merton’s The Way of Chuang Tzu (New York: New Directions, 1965), and an excerpt from Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet.” Continue reading

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Inner Wisdom


Still the inner knowledge is always there: how good the grass is and how soft. Continue reading

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Beannacht a Samhain!


On this Halloween, when the veil between the worlds is thin, and we reap the rich harvest of memory, I wish you blessings in the form of a poem I had written for a frie Continue reading

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Midsummer Haiku


It’s been a while since I’ve written or posted any poetry, much less the rigid form of haiku. But this one came to me in a satori flash, nearly fully written. Cherry stains the fingers Looks like I voted somewhere … Continue reading

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