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meaning and purpose

June 9, 2013


“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” ― Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation “Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to […]

Journaling the Journey

February 21, 2013


I do not write because I understand. I write in order to understand. Writing for me has become a deeply transformational spiritual discipline. For me, it is mapping a journey . . . When I started writing, little did I know what the future had in store . . . a deep and excruciating depression, […]

The Essence of Life: Who? Why? What?

April 21, 2012


“Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you.” (Parker Palmer, Let Your Life Speak) What is life all about? What are the essentials? What are the non-essentials? When I drill down to the core of my existence here on earth, what is […]

what is meaning?

August 17, 2011


“Viktor Frankl was an Austrian psychiatrist who spent the years 1942-45 in four different Nazi concentration camps, including Auschwitz.  By the end of the war his pregnant wife, his parents and his brother had been murdered; among his immediate family, only he and his sister survived.  After the war he published Man’s Search for Meaning, […]

ground of being

November 19, 2008


What is the direction of our striving? What do we spend ourselves on? We arise in the morning and toil until we are weary to the bone. Then we fall in bed, hoping for sleep, so we can do it again the next day. If we are lucky, our endless striving brings us upward, advancing […]