Category Archives: Spirituality

Nature Rx

This says it all: http://www.nature-rx.org/

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Spiritual Ecology — of cashiers and birds and other beings

In the supermarket, I am barely paying attention to the woman passing my purchases under the scanner. As she recites here formula, “Did you find everything you want?” it is clear she is barely paying attention to me. Our minds … Continue reading

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From family values to religion, politics, and ecology

There are, then, two kinds of family values, the communist values of natural families, based on love and mutual caring; and the hierarchical values of traditional families, based on voices from the past. In Western culture these are mostly patriarchal … Continue reading

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More on Authority

We have all had some kind of experience of the numinous.  Peak experiences in nature, moments of satori or enlighenment, a sense of a personal relationship with Jesus, the feeling that we are cared for by a higher power, an … Continue reading

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Religion and Spirituality

I often hear people say, “I’m spiritual but not religious.”  What is the difference?  Well, I think there are several differences, today I will just begin to consider one — the question of authority. What is our authority for our … Continue reading

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Maybe simplicity isn’t so simple

Cicero asked, Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift? Apparently not. Working more so we can consume more seems to be much more popular than working less and consuming less. Yet this is just what we must do

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The Ways of Work

E. F. Schumacher was one of the first environmentalists to write about production and work, and he is the only one I know of who discusses work in a spiritual and religious context.

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