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The Nothingness of God

By on Nov 4, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 2 comments

To search for God is to insult God. Meister Eckhart The quest for true self and the quest for God is a distinction without a difference. Parker Palmer God is easily, and often, misconstrued as a something. But God does not exist as a thing, any sort of thing, a thing among other things. God is not an object among objects. God does not exist as any sort of matter....

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Apophatic/Cataphatic Meditation

By on Oct 14, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 1 comment

THE LEVEL OF WORDS God has said, “The images that come with human language do not correspond to me, but those who love words, must use them to come near.” Just remember, it’s like saying of the king, “He is not a weaver.” Is that praise? Whatever such a statement is, words are on that level of God knowing. RUMI In all my years of meditating I have mostly focused on...

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Welcoming the Taboo Thoughts

By on Sep 28, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 4 comments

  A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there is work to be done.                                                       Ram Das Loving, hating, having expectations: all these are attachments. Attachments prevent growth of one’s true being.                                                       Lao Tzu I see a trend in spiritual...

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Feathered Friends

By on Sep 3, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

Something opens our wings Makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us. We taste only sacredness. Rumi As with my posting on 10/13/16, this posting is about an experience at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston which has become one of my favorite places. I go there three or four times a month. I am personally so grateful to have this place...

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Immigration: Seeking a Middle Way

By on Aug 25, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 0 comments

The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Leviticus 19:34 Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” Matthew 14:16 Immigration is one of the most divisive issues we face. In this posting I am seeking a moderate even somewhat...

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Returning

By on Aug 4, 2018 in Pathways, Posts | 1 comment

Ah, the joy of a Sabbatical! It’s like an extended sabbath renewing the mind, body and Soul. After taking these three months off from my blog, I can now return to this part of my work with new energy and intention. I will continue with my blog in much the same pattern as I have employed previously. The focus on spiritual thinking and experience will continue. Over...

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