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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
Religion is friendship

Religion is friendship

Spirituality
I am spending time with young adults (High School) at camp this week. One shared that while he was not into church or religion as institutions define it, for him, religion was friendship. I think that is an amazing and gracious view of the way religion should be. May we all view religion as friendship and embrace the other person with love and grace. Amen.