This Holy Place

This Holy Place

Enter this holy place, this stillness, the sacred root of all Creation. Here, the soft candle of love’s perfection burns forever bright, and you are home again. Smear the oil of love upon your brow. Inhale the smoky scent of pine that sanctifies the air. Drink the...
Becoming a Sun: Gravity

Becoming a Sun: Gravity

These are the opening lines of my upcoming book, Becoming a Sun: Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence for a Happy, Fulfilling Life. What your world, and the people in it, need most from you is for you to be a sun. The gravity of the sun is paramount in the solar...
Politics and the Round Table

Politics and the Round Table

I’ve been saying for many years that we need a practical spirituality—one that’s relevant to our everyday lives and the issues we face in our world now. That’s certainly needed relative to the political arena in the United States. The low level of the public debate...
Find a New Lens

Find a New Lens

I was speaking with friends recently, trying to understand what was happening in the relationship between the three of us. There was clearly something stuck. What was going wrong? We were three good friends who have a lot in common. We have known each other for many...
Every Crisis Is a Birth

Every Crisis Is a Birth

Berkley, California has always been a mystery to me. Radical student politics in the 60s… The home of U.C. Berkley. Somehow part of the whole Bay Area scene… Beyond that, I had no idea. The mystery was revealed last weekend. Turns out, it is a highly-priced, slightly...