Category Archives: 21st Century Spirituality

Beyond the Final Frontier

Star Trek painting

My partner gave me this painting from artist David Thornberry for Christmas. It’s taken from Star Trek: The Original Series‘ third season, an episode entitled “Spectre of the Gun”. In that episode, the Enterprise trespasses into the territory of an … Continue reading

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Shining a Light Within

Big Sur Bench

A few weeks ago I had a silent retreat at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur. For a couple of days I watched the ocean and listened to birds. I paid attention to my dreams and went on long walks down … Continue reading

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Arrested by an Iris

Bearded Iris

Bearded irises erupted in our front yard, proclaiming with royal brilliance spring’s arrival. Every time I start to walk past them, awe stops me. I am arrested by beauty. I pause, admire, and am grateful. What if more and more could have the same effect? … Continue reading

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