Saturday, August 15

Intentional Living

Shave Ice And The Numinous

Shave Ice And The Numinous

awareness, Buddhism, contemplation, Creativity, Enlightenment, Food, Hawaii, Imagination, Intentional Living, meditation, Numinous, reflection, spiritual practices, Uncategorized, vipassana
You take your Sacraments wherever you can find them! Or perhaps more appropriately for what follows, you take your kensho moments – your bo-tree experiences, your timeless instants of Damascene insight – wherever you can find them. My latest such was my discovery of shave ice as a kind of Sacrament or moment of enlightenment – the terminology is not important – on Diane’s and my recent visit to my in-law family in her hometown of Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Once again, as with my experience at my father-in-law’s memorial service back in 2008, I was reminded that the moment is all.  In fact, not only is the moment all, the moment is all there is – all there could be.  Not to be excessively prescriptive, but … my intent in the following is to “pay it forward” by drawing on my e...
Spiritual Practice of Intention – Prayerful Tuesday

Spiritual Practice of Intention – Prayerful Tuesday

Blessings, contemplation, covenant, Easter, Easter Season, Empty Tomb, faith, faithfulness, Freedom, Gospel of Matthew, Holy Mystery, Intention, Intentional Living, meditation, mindfulness, prayer, Prayer Practice, Present Moment, reflection, Scripture, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Uncategorized, way of life
1After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning and his clothing white as snow. 4For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8So they left the tomb quickly with f...

Legacy – Prayerful Tuesday

Blessings, courage, doubt, faith, Fear, Freedom, gift, Grace, Gratitude, Holy Mystery, Hope, Intention, Intentional Living, Joy, Legacy, life, prayer, spiritual practice, Spirituality, Uncategorized
Heed the counsel of your own heart, and above all pray to the Most High that you may be guided in the way of truth.  Ecclesiasticus 37:13, 15 Caribbean Sea, December 16, 2012, Ruth Jewell I was talking with a friend not long ago and he said his church was reevaluating its mission in the community.  One of the questions he asked them was “what do they want to leave behind when they are gone”? What do they want their legacy to be?  I thought that was an interesting question that all of us should consider in our lives.  What do you want to leave to those who remain after you have passed on to the next world?  What do I want to leave? Contemplating our legacy is a serious question of the spiritual practice of living our lives with intention.  Because of that I have been giving this question ...