Category Archives: compassion

Coming home

A couple thousand years ago, a great spiritual teacher told a story about a young man leaving home, and it went something like this: There’s a wealthy family, with a prosperous enterprise, and it seems like everything is going well. … Continue reading

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How to have faith when the world is crap

I’ve never really succeeded at optimism, because I could never completely ignore all the unhappy endings in the world. “All shall be well,” say the optimists (echoing Julian of Norwich), even as millions die every day from malnutrition and preventable … Continue reading


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Gutter Spirituality

The other day, a friend posted this video on their facebook page: The video is about Narayanan Krishnan, who lives in India. In this 2-minute video, he tells his story: He used to work for a nice hotel in Bangalore. … Continue reading

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A few days ago, Mustard and his pregnant wife Moon (nicknames) were in a terrible car accident. First they lost the baby. The trauma team at the hospital managed to keep Moon alive for a few days. A loving community … Continue reading

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Love vs. Belief

This past week I’ve noticed issues come up around belief – atheists arguing that Christians are deluded, and vice versa. Beliefs are important, because beliefs form the basis for our actions in the world, which create positive or negative results. … Continue reading

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