One of the sacred practices I explored over the summer was ‘drop the story and feel the feeling.’ The point of it was to stop the never-ending cycle of storytelling about what we’re feeling and simply to experience it as fully as possible. This week’s practice, a modified version of Tonglen practice from the Tibetan … Continue reading Tonglen practice
One of the highlights of my recent vacation was a Sunday spent in the small cathedral city of Canterbury in the southeast of England. While I loved exploring the town itself, with its charming centuries-old pubs, bustling cobbled streets, and excellent beer, the day I spent in Canterbury didn’t feel like the other days on … Continue reading Pilgrimage
I haven’t posted anything on this site for a couple of weeks, but that has been for a good reason: I had a truly lovely twelve-day holiday and have been dealing with jet lag and a dastardly English cold since I got back Wednesday afternoon. I’ve written previously about the sacred dimension of rest, and … Continue reading Explore
It’s a cliche to say these days that we’re in a crisis of truth. And certainly, the world is an increasingly frightening place for those of us who are concerned with honest discourse. Foreign political misinformation campaigns, propaganda, and conspiracy theories are having yet another moment in civic discourse. In addition to this, gone are … Continue reading Truth or Value?
Last week’s exploration of Minimalism as a sacred practice made me think about how I might similarly simplify my spiritual life. I thought about what it might look like to go back to the basics. And so, for this week’s practice, I returned to a venerable Christian practice of prayer, protection, and identity that dates … Continue reading The Sign of the Cross