Relationships – Our Greatest Teacher

The most telling thing about a person’s spiritual development is the nature of their relationships. Relationships can be open and loving and sharing, heartfelt and filled with joy, or they can be dismal prisons of stress, discouragement and failure. What would it look like to hold love with another person, without all the garbage?  Jesus loved in a real way.Read more

Relationship Failure

Of all the things we do, relationships vex us the most. They cause us no end of pain and frustration. We want them, yet we’re afraid to be vulnerable. Sooner or later every relationship we have will either fall apart or test us, and when this happens it hurts a great deal. Sometimes we are wiser for the experience, sometimesRead more

Why Can’t I Meditate?

Almost everyone has tried and failed at meditation. We don’t have time, we get distracted, spurious thoughts ruin our concentration, we fall asleep, it just doesn’t work, or any one of 127 other reasons keep us from finding a few minutes to sit each day. This is rich fodder for self-condemnation, but the reason you have been unable to meditateRead more