Recent Spiritual Readings of the Day

Charles Smith, Felicia Norton in An Emerald Earth A Sufi perspective on the value of being tested in the spiritual life.
Alan Jones in Journey into Christ A reflection on the excitement and terror of journeying into God's hiddenness.
Matt Taibbi in The Divide Matt Taibbi on how Americans have become accustomed to some people having more rights than others.
Hugh Aldersey-Williams in Anatomies Hugh Aldersey-Williams on how body parts play a creative role in descriptions of human beings.
Thomas Moore in The Education of the Heart Thomas Moore on the implications of sex and romance.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee in Alchemy of Light Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee on the connections of pure love that link together all creation with the Creator.
His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler in The Art of Happiness at Work His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the attitudes and understandings needed to find happiness at work.
Jen Pollock Michel in Keeping Place Observations from literature and scripture on how housekeeping can be a spiritual practice.
John Daniel in The Far Corner John Daniel on the beauty of night and the need to write at that time.
Matthew Fox in One River, Many Wells Matthew Fox on spiritual warriors and their mission to defend what is sacred and just.
Sean Murphy in One Bird, One Stone Dainin Katagiri Roshi on being kind to everyone and everything.
Bear Heart, Reginah WaterSpirit in The Bear Is My Father Listening to your dreams as a way of healing.
Deborah Morris Coryell in Good Grief Deborah Morris Coryell on healing over time.
Christine Valters Paintner in Illuminating the Way How Rainer Maria Rilke models the Artist archetype.
Venerable Master Hsing Yun in Humanistic Buddhism Venerable Master Hsing Yun on the different types of Buddhist education.
Jennifer Trainer Thompson in The Joy of Family Traditions Jennifer Trainer Thompson with a back-to-school ritual.
Larry Dossey in The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things Larry Dossey on the healing power of tears as an expression of love and caring.
Bella DePaulo in How We Live Now Rules developed by residents in a Washington, DC shared home.
Coleman Barks, Jalal Al-Din Rumi in The Soul of Rumi Coleman Barks's translation of a Rumi poem of joy
Roger D. Joslin in Running the Spiritual Path Roger D. Joslin on running as prayer.
Susan Garthwaite in Saint Hildegard A description of what becoming a friend of God entails.
Gina Moffa in Moving On Doesn’t Mean Letting Go How to reply authentically when people ask how you’re doing.
Roger Housden in Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime A poem by Billy Collins on you.
Alan Jacobs in The Element Book of Mystical Verse A poem by Rabindranath Tagore on joy.
David Brooks in On Paradise Drive David Brooks on the shadow side of imagination in the expanding circles of suburban sprawl.
James Martin in Jesus A commentary on the story of Jesus' meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Thupten Jinpa in A Fearless Heart A summary of the benefits that accrue to us when we regularly practice compassion.
Hugh Prather in Love and Courage A credo from Hugh Prather.