Category: Shift in Perspective

Plastic Fruits

“Your proper concern is alone the action of duty, not the fruits of the action. Cast then away all desire and fear for the fruits, and perform your duty.” ~ The Bhagavad Gita I have a tendency to grumble, to get cynical, to be…

Familiar Grace

Three days into my family’s yearly vacation at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville I noticed I was in the mountains. At the same place we go every summer. The same cabin, the same embracing forest, the same dear friends, the same food cooked with…

That Would Be Enough

In response to the violence in Charlottesville, in followup to my last post, In Protest, and with inspiration from three members of the clergy . . . “That is all very well, little Alice. But there is a third thing you must do,” said…

Homing Instinct

This post was written as a guest piece for Abbey of the Arts’ “Monk in the World Guest Post” series which poses the question, “How do you live as a monk in the world?” “Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct in…

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