Spiritual Life in the 9 to 5

Spiritual Life in the 9-to-5 — workshop

It’s hard to fit spirituality into your workday. You can “make time” for prayer or meditation between meetings and tasks — and this is a good thing. But better yet: stop trying to fit spirituality into your workday. Instead, make your workday part of your spirituality! In this workshop, you’ll explore how to: (1) Define your …

Parker Palmer and Annie Dillard on Spirituality

Spirituality, like leadership, is a hard thing to define. But Annie Dillard has given us a vivid image of what authentic spirituality is about: “in the deeps are the violence and terror of which psychology has warned us. But if you ride these monsters down, if you drop with them farther over the world’s rim, …

Drunken Security – Chuang Tzu

A drunken man who falls out of a cart, though he may suffer, does not die.  His bones are the same as other people’s; but he meets his accident in a different way.  His spirit is in a condition of security.  He is not conscious of riding in the cart; neither is he conscious of …

God/Nature — Wright and Huxley

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature — Frank Lloyd Wright My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing — Aldous Huxley from Zen to Go, Jon Winokur, ed., New American Library, 1989.

Fully Dedicated — Hindu and Jew

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success. — Swami Sivananda Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, wither thou goest. — Ecclesiastes, 9:10 from Zen to Go, …

“Spiritually Guided”? What it Ain’t

In “Spiritually Guided” I described my big-tent definition for the term.  Here, let me share what it DOESN’T mean, in my book: To be “Spiritually Guided” does not mean you have to go to church (or Temple, or any other such construct).  It doesn’t mean have to be religious.  It doesn’t mean you have to be …