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What if? From Roy DeLeon OSB

What if? From Roy DeLeon OSB

spiritual practice, Spirituality
Roy is an artist, writer, and yoga teacher. He authored, "Praying with the Body," one of my favorite books on prayer. I keep buying this book and giving it away and then buying it again! An endless, perfect cycle. He wrote this on Facebook and is allowing me to share it here.What if my desires and longings are simply echoes of God's desires and longings? How will it affect my life?Me:O God, come to my aid.O Creator, make haste to help me.God:O beloved one, come to my aid.O child, make haste to help me.Shalom and Amen!
Joyous Om

Joyous Om

spiritual practice, Spirituality
A couple weekends ago, I went to World Domination Summit 2014. I participated in "The Great Namaste." This was a world-record setting yoga chain event. We started the event off with a massive "OM." An OM is a mantra and mystical sound of sanskrit origin. Over 800 people united with an Om sent out to the universe with intentions of peace, love, and joy. I thought it was beautiful and recorded it with my phone. Now, I will admit, the phone version loses a bit of the grandeur of 800 OM's chanting together. But still, I'd like to share this energy with you. It also seems that we all have sounds in our traditions that speak to us. I admit that when I attend my Christian church, I often just shut up and listen to the Lord's Prayer as it is spoken. I know that this prayer is spoken in nearly e...
Thoughtful Thursday: The Soul Reason for Debate

Thoughtful Thursday: The Soul Reason for Debate

Essay, Jim Cowles, spiritual practice, Spirituality
Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness. -- George Santayana Abortion is a subject fraught with manifold hazards for unwary bloggers who insist on rushing in where angels fear to tread.  So this column will not be about abortion.  Instead, it will be about the abortion debate and an aspect of that debate that has puzzled me for a long, long time.  Maybe someone out there in Beguine Again Land can help me resolve this apparent paradox.  The paradox is as follows. Many abortion opponents -- I won’t say all, but the “many” is certainl...