“If everyone’s heart was full of love, how could misfortune arise?”

Wayne Dyer, in his most recent book, Excuses Begone, writes of Lao Tzu’s four cardinal virtues – the virtues one must adhere to during life. Dyer reminds us that Lao Tzu, considered the founder of Taoism, said that being in alignment with these virtues is our original nature. If we consciously act according to these … More “If everyone’s heart was full of love, how could misfortune arise?”

More thoughts on prayer

My recent blog post, Praying to find Harmony, discusses various thoughts on how prayer may be most effective – specifically, having a consistent practice of prayer and doing things that help you invoke the feeling behind the thought. In discussing prayer, though, I also want to comment on types of prayer, according to St. Teresa … More More thoughts on prayer

The mystical path

Modern day spirituality is evolving right along with society. We have surpassed the time when individuals were duped into thinking that the only way to the divine was through an institutional church or a priest. It seems analogous to the many changes we have seen with the “Age of Information”: the individual is empowered. We … More The mystical path

12 paths to the Divine

Jonathan Ellerby, the spiritual director of Canyon Ranch Resort in Arizona, has written a beautiful book called Return to the Sacred. In it, he identifies 12 time-tested ways to connect spiritually to a greater power or being. These paths are routes that must be followed consistently over time in order to truly benefit and connect … More 12 paths to the Divine