Month: March 2016


A chapter in a Rule of Life on facing our demons


As we prepare for Holy Week with its horror and its cleansing properties, this is a good time to begin working on a chapter on demons.  We all have them.  Only those who believe they do not have them are the dangerous ones. Imagine your chapter on demons.  What would...

A Chapter of a Rule of Life on Meditation Practice


Practice daily meditation - it is how your God and you are and remain in relationship.  If you notice that you are skipping a daily meditation practice, stop and ask yourself what you are escaping from seeing in yourself.  Meditation should only be done by people of great courage.  Meditation...

Meditation’s Re-membering – A Chapter of a Rule of Life


Meditation’s Re-membering A Rule of Life chapter.  How would you write your chapter on remembering your relationship with God? You live in a strange world.  Remember that you have always found it strange, and somewhat dangerous.  In your early years you were not raised by people who made you feel...

A chapter on Stillness Practice


A Chapter of a Rule of Life on Stillness Practice ”Words stand between silence and silence: between the silence of things and the silence of our own being, between the silence of the world and the silence of God. When we have really met and known the world in silence,...

A Chapter of a Rule of Life – Prayer Practice


Prayer Practice Let this chapter remind me that I do believe that prayer works.  Let me be equally clear that I have no idea how.  Does God show up?  Yes.  Does God show up early?  Never.  And that really pisses me off. I believe that I am living a life,...

Chapter XX – Prayer: What I think and believe


(please note that chapters have been slightly re-ordered) Chapter XX - The What and The Why of Prayer “Prayer is then not just a formula of words, or a series of desires springing up in the heart – it is the orientation of our whole body, mind and spirit to...

Chapter XVII on Health


Chapter 17 - Health Let this chapter of my Rule of Life remind me monthly of how very precious my life is on this planet.  It is no more precious than any other human life and my own personal belief is that my life is no more precious than any...

Chapter XIV – Intimacy


Chapter XIV - Intimacy I want intimacy in my human, physical and relational life, even in intimacy’s  inherent vulnerability. It is a great help to me to know that medical science has now been able to definitively prove that humans who do not touch, or are not touched by other...

Chapter XVI – Shadows, Light and Darkness


Chapter XVI - Shadows, Light and Darkness There will be shadows.  There will be light and there will be darkness and there will, as a result, be shadows.  Learning to become and be comfortable with uncertainty along with being willing to examine my thoughts, will help me to stay in...