Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche in Tibetan Yogas of Body, Speech, and Mind Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche on the joy that comes from not grasping.
Jon M. Sweeney in Born Again and Again Jon M. Sweeney on inner devotion to Christ.
Susan K. Rowland in Make Room for God Susan K. Rowland on seeing beauty in the clearing away of clutter that steals our time and drains our energy.
Marva J. Dawn in Being Well When We're Ill Marva J. Dawn's prayer for those suffering from illness.
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton in Some Things You Just Have To Live With Barbara Cawthorne Crafton's teaching story about a man who does devotional Morning Prayer on the treadmill.
Jim Wallis in Rediscovering Values On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street Jim Wallis on how the economic crisis has created a chance for Americans to bring old and treasured values back into play in their lives.
Ellen Birx in Selfless Love A poem by Ellen Birx inviting us to a love feast.
Melissa Pritchard in A Solemn Pleasure Melissa Pritchard's views on writing as a witness to history.
Diane Ackerman in Dawn Light A tribute to the many forms of silence and a description of a Balinese day of it.
Barbara Cawthorne Crafton in Let Us Bless the Lord, Year One Barbara Cawthorne Crafton on turning to a Power that we have faith in beyond our own.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Robert Coles in Dietrich Bonhoeffer Rethinking our ideas about success.
Robert Fulghum in What On Earth Have I Done? Robert Fulghum on amateur joy.
Arthur Green in Seek My Face Arthur Green on connections between ancient concepts and current concerns of freedom.
Ray Riegert, Thomas Moore in The Lost Sutras of Jesus Advocates the spiritual practice of reverence through the Jesus Sutras.
Thomas Ryan in Prayer of Heart and Body Thomas Ryan on yoga as devotion.
Robert Benson in Living Prayer Robert Benson on the spiritual practice of mystery as part of the process of reading.
Michael Oren Fitzgerald in Indian Spirit Ohiyesa's tribute to the spiritual practice of silence.
Jon Kabat-Zinn in Wherever You Go, There You Are An experiment with taking feelings of revulsion less personally.
Venerable Master Hsing Yun in Let Go, Move On Venerable Master Hsing Yin on being grateful for the generosity of others.
Marianne Williamson in Everyday Grace Marianne Williamson on the spiritual practice of compassion through allowing fear and sadness.
Shahidha Bari in Dressed An insightful summary of what our clothes reveal about us.
Chris Wilkinson, Mick Gordon in Conversations on Religion Karen Armstrong on love or the Golden Rule (in a book edited by Mick Gordon and Chris Wilkinson).
Leonardo Boff in The Prayer of Saint Francis Leonardo Boff on giving and sharing our spiritual goods.
Regina Sara Ryan in The Woman Awake Regina Sara Ryan on her devotional life on the road.
Thich Nhat Hanh in Our Appointment with Life Thich Nhat Hanh on why the past and the future are not our enemies.
Stephen Levine in Unattended Sorrow Stephen Levine on tapping the heart to get through levels of unfinished business and grief.
Pema Chodron in Practicing Peace in Times of War Pema Chodron on anger and self-righteousness as the shadow side of peace.
Melanie Joy in Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows A sad account of the suffering of dairy cows.
Eboo Patel in Acts of Faith Eboo Patel with thoughts on an interfaith setting where each community has a chance to make a unique contribution.
Donna Schaper in Calmly Plotting the Resurrection Donna Schaper's teaching story on grace.