Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

Christina Feldman in Boundless Heart An explanation of how a compassionate life is a fearless life requiring courage.
Gretel Ehrlich in Islands, The Universe, Home Gretal Ehrilich on the meaning of wildness.
Sam Keen in The Passionate Life Connecting to your animal nature to nurture your own happiness.
Ralph D. Mecklenburger in Our Religious Brains Ralph Mecklenburger on why the brain plays a large role in our spiritual lives.
Anne Lamott in Plan B Anne Lamott on hope for democracy and peace.
Garret Keizer in The Enigma of Anger Garret Keizer on practicing peace in contrast to anger.
Lama Yeshe in Becoming the Compassion Buddha Lama Yeshe's teaching story on joy.
Henri J. M. Nouwen in The Selfless Way of Christ Henri J. M. Nouwen on serving our neighbor as a manifestation and celebration of our service to God.
Deepak Chopra in The Soul of Leadership Deepak Chopra on being generous in giving rather than in taking.
Susan Murphy in Minding the Earth, Mending the World Susan Murphy on being grateful for what you have.
Joan Englander in Joy in the Evening of Our Lives Joan Englander on rituals to build spiritual moments.
Evelyn Eaton Whitehead, James D. Whitehead in Holy Eros James and Evelyn Whitehead on how a spirituality of eros is especially concerned with the body.
Edward Hirsch in Poet's Choice Blaga Dimitrova on wresting meaning from every moment (in a book by Edward Hirsch).
Rachel Pollack in The Power of Ritual Rachel Pollack on experiencing ecstatic dance.
Annellen Simpkins, C. Alexander Simpkins in Simple Taoism A teaching story from Chuang-tzu on the equality of all things.
Hugh Prather in Standing on My Head Thoughts about greater self-expression leading to wholeness.
David Richo in Shadow Dance How to awaken dormant virtues.
John R. Mabry in Spiritual Guidance Across Religions Suggestions from John R. Mabry on how spiritual guides might counsel spiritual eclectics.
Alice O. Howell in The Beejum Book Mystical wisdom shared by a Mustafah who turns out to be a Sufi sheikh.
Paula Huston in Forgiveness Paula Huston on why forgiveness as Jesus teaches it in the Gospels is the natural extension of his wider teachings on love.
Philip Gulley in Living the Quaker Way Philip Gulley on how questions are central to the Quaker path.
Joseph Epstein in A Literary Education and Other Essays Joseph Epstein on how an essayist is most profound when his intentions are modest.
Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth Eckhart Tolles' challenge to let go of unhappiness and negativity and to embrace happiness.
Orion Foxwood in The Candle and the Crossroads Orion Foxwood on how the spirits of the dead continue to work with us.
Holly Hughes in Best Food Writing 2011 Michael Procopio on making toast as a spiritual practice of gratitude.
June Cotner in Serenity Prayers A poem by Zoraida Rivera Morales about wonder.
Kate Hennessy in Dorothy Day Dorothy Day's views on conscience, pacifism, and the sacrifices needed by those practicing nonviolence.
Gerald Thomas Straub in Thoughts of a Blind Beggar Gerald Thomas Straub with two poems on love as radiant and not fickle.
Sam Keen in In the Absence of God Sam Keen on the shadow in America and in his own complicity with the sins of the nation.