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Notes from a Calvinist Fitness Heretic

[T]he evangelicalism of “Fitness-ianity” panders to visions of six-pack abs (instead of abs that come from too many six-packs), slim thighs and taut bosoms, and the ability to bench press the entire Seattle Symphony as it plays Beethoven’s “Ninth”.

Wabi Sabi

if only i knew what the artist knows about the great perfection in imperfection i would sip grace slowly at the ragged edges of the creek kiss the pitted face of the moon befriend the sea though it can be a danger embrace the thunder of a waterfall as if its strains were a symphony…

The Spiritual Practice of Giving – Prayerful Tuesday

I am one of many people who do not look forward to Thanksgiving or Christmas.  To me this time of the year represents the loss of way to many people I have cared about.  So I usually don’t do much celebration and what I do is forced and tiring.  Instead of celebrating the way most…

The Wounded Healer

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.”–Buddha “The doctor is effective only when he himself is affected. Only the wounded physician heals.”–Carl Jung “When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.” Rabindranath…