My Spiritual Evolution/Revolution Part 2

A continuation of an imaginary conversation with Diana Butler-Bass based on her book Grounded. Me: As you say, Diana, the world of my childhood Christianity was a three-tiered universe. Looking back it feels a bit like believing that the earth is flat: 1. Heaven= God’s home, with all the angels and saints, where we look forContinue reading “My Spiritual Evolution/Revolution Part 2”

33. Out of Control

Have you ever thought of being “out of control” as a good thing? Fear and anxiety can keep us up wrapped up pretty tight. My fearful younger self worked very hard to bring order into our family life by anticipating any possible problem and controlling every detail. This was my way of keeping us allContinue reading “33. Out of Control”

2. Go with the Flow

One day I read this: “There is no dry land, there is only fearlessness, which is to be found in the heart. This is the path to freedom” (Elizabeth Lesser). I was shocked. What did she mean, there is no dry land?  If that’s true, then why do I keep waiting for it? Why am IContinue reading “2. Go with the Flow”

TAKE THE BOAT!

I drew this sketch this morning after reading a delightful passage in Thich Nhat Hanh’s book – Anger. The Chapter was called “Leaving the Shore of Anger”, but it could just as easily be called “Leaving the Shore of Anxiety”. These Pandemic Days of Uncertainty are causing most of us plenty of anxiety. That’s meContinue reading “TAKE THE BOAT!”