Desert

Desert

“What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…” Antoine de St- Exupery   The desert has long played an important role in religions traditions and individual awakenings. Much of the formative...

Recognizing the Mess

In our culture, it’s assumed that if you study something and you can explain it, then you ‘know’ it. But it seems to me that even though I can ‘explain’ many tenants of different spiritual traditions, I’m still a long way from knowing what it all really means. For...

Jacob and the Angel

The religious story that perhaps best exemplifies the spirit of Choose Your Metaphor that of Jacob wrestling with the angel.   The night before Jacob is to reconcile with his brother Esau (who he had deceived and cheated), he has a dream in which he grapples with...