Sea Foam

Sea Foam

If the ego is intent on getting its way, the deep voice of wisdom can’t and won’t stop it. The ego will find all sorts of ways to justify getting what it want. It will tell us things like “it will just be this once”, or “no one will find out”, or “you need a reward.”...
Weeding

Weeding

“Meditative thinking does not just happen by itself any more than does calculative thinking. At times it requires a greater effort. It demands more practice. It is in need of ever more delicate care than any other genuine craft. But it must also be able to bide...
Seed part 2

Seed part 2

While writing and thinking about seeds last week, I mentioned Jesus’ parable of the mustard seed and the Kingdom of Heaven, and how the seed shows that “the Kingdom of Heaven cannot happen all at once or through force, but only as a result of cultivating patience and...
Seed (part 1)

Seed (part 1)

“I have great faith in a seed.  Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” –  Henry David Thoreau The seed, so tiny and humble, is a powerful metaphor for countless interior processes. It’s no surprise that...