This holy moment

This holy moment

Lately I’ve been thinking about ways to recognize the preciousness – the holiness – of each moment. At first, I considered words like “consecrate” and “sanctify.” They suggest that the choice comes from me. Instead, I want to acknowledge the sacredness of all that...
Discovering meaning during quarantine

Discovering meaning during quarantine

These are tender times. Many of us are still isolated in a quarantine that goes on with no end in sight. The world is in an uproar, but we remain observers. If we act, it’s through email messages or social media posts and zoom meetings. Meanwhile, our philosophies of...
Even as we distance, we connect

Even as we distance, we connect

Human beings have evolved to live together. Yet, in order to slow the spread of coronavirus, we need to stay separate from each other. Michael Lee Stallard, president of Connection Culture Group, points out that we are already in an epidemic of loneliness, which...
Dedicating the merit

Dedicating the merit

I was recently part of an online discussion about how to make each meditation session more sacred. The conclusion? Become conscious of your connections with other people/living beings. As you sit down to meditate, our teacher suggested, think of all the communities...