Category Archives: spiritual seekers

Spiritual Warriors

There are so many powerful, destructive forces at work today. We don’t know the exact timing and sequence of events. But we know they are coming, some already here. Life as we know it is being thrown into chaos. Existential … Continue reading

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Moral Injury

I recently came across a discussion of moral injury, and immediately recognized how that applied to a number of situations in my life, past and present. Much of what is written about moral injury relates to war. Unsurprisingly as combatants … Continue reading

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To call out in a moment of awe

Some time ago my sister suggested I share one photo a day on social media. I wasn’t sure about that, at first. For years I’ve been writing almost daily on my blog. The blog is a spiritual practice for me. … Continue reading

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The future, now

We need a vision to navigate the changes that are being forced upon us by rapidly evolving environmental, economic and political chaos and a global pandemic. I’ve gone back through the many blog posts I’ve written about change and my … Continue reading

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Be Vulnerable

[Note: with multiple disasters occurring now, and since environmental devastation has been a focus of my life, its hard not to write about these unfolding disasters. But what is important to me, what I am led to think about now, … Continue reading

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Honour Songs

The number and severity of crises seem particularly onerous this morning. The spectacle of the Republican National Convention, continued Russian influence in our electoral process, the sabotage of the postal system, the relentless killing of unarmed black men, women and … Continue reading

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A Quaker and Native Peoples: Part 3

I’m somewhat surprised that what I wrote yesterday, “I believe our only hope for addressing our evolving environmental catastrophe is to follow the wisdom, spirituality, and centuries of experience of Indigenous peoples,” didn’t result in anyone, so far, challenging that. … Continue reading

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A Zoom meetinghouse

Since face to face meetings are not safe until the pandemic is under control, many groups are meeting virtually, often using videoconferencing software. I use Zoom to connect with the Infant Pulmonary Function Lab I recently retired from in Indianapolis … Continue reading

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What is your vision for the future?

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have upended our lives. Change is being forced upon us. Which makes this an incredible opportunity to build better lives and communities. This requires us to have a vision of what we want to … Continue reading

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Seeing Mountains and Visions

It is a revelation (pun intended) to hear the Himalayas have become visible from 125 miles away for the first time in 30 years because of reduced air pollution. The decreased air pollution is the result of decreased fossil fuel … Continue reading

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