An Infant's Death

How do we respond?

The Evaporation of Self

What is the impact of experiencing the holy?

How Long Does the Present Last?

How long is the present moment? It depends on how you look at it.

Searching for Fairies and Stalking the Light

While looking for one, you may find the other.

Add a Dose of Skepticism to Whatever You Believe

A finely honed doubt is as beautiful as a deeply held belief.

How Will Our Story Be Told?

Our lives are a matter of show and (others) tell.

Is Closure Always the Goal When Someone Dies?

The door is never really closed.

Praising the Wondrous Terror of Not-Knowing

Life worth living doesn't come with a GPS.

There's Something About Rhythm

Dip your toes in and see.

Ordinary Moments

Perfection comes wrapped in imperfection.

What Do We Do With the Silence?

The best thing to do with silence is listen.

Aging and the Challenge of Maintaining One's Personhood

Aging provides an inescapable opportunity to continually redefine oneself.

What is This Thing We Call Gratitude?

Is gratitude just a response to good things that happen or is it something more?

We Can Only be Sure of Two Facts and One Question

And a single breath contains them all.

Did Christmas Teach Us Anything?

Watch for the many-faced Face.

When God was a Big Old Man in the Sky, Part 3

Perhaps God is not a noun, a thing; but rather a verb, a happening, a process.

When God Was a Big Old Man in the Sky, Part 2

Sometimes you have to go into the wilderness.

When God was a Big Old Man in the Sky, Part 1

The continuous search for Something More

Navigating Life via the Stars of Detail

Are you unsure how to navigate your life? Notice the details.

What is the Measure of a Life?

How do we measure our lives?

The First-Time Face of Astonishment

There is hope at the heart of astonishment.

Searching for More More Time

More more time is here, now.

Listening With Your 'All-of-Me'

Really good listening has little to do with your ears.

Zen and the Art of Herding Cats

Finding the present moment may involve herding some cats.

What the Heck is Beauty, Anyway?

Maybe beauty is found in "suchness."

What Do You Do When Hope Shows Up?

When hope shows up, support it however you can.

What Do I Need in Order to Live the Way I Want?

There is an "in spite of" quality to pursuing what is most important in life.

Embracing the Fear at the Heart of Depression

Depression can make you tumble and fall as well as climb and grow.

The Last Letter My Grandmother Ever Wrote

The trick is to live more watchfully.

God is a Verb

God happens in, through, around, and between us.