Category Archives: Spiritual Psychology

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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Barking at Shadows

Shiva Nataraja

Las Vegas. The Rohingya in Myanmar. Syria. Charlottesville. The list of atrocities grows. How can we hold such pain? What do we do with our anger? Where do we go from here? A wise response is both external and internal. … Continue reading

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Are You a Love Dog?

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A friend recently asked me what my favorite poem is. How do you choose just one favorite? Yet, this poem instantly came to mind. It’s from the Sufi mystic Rumi: One night a man was crying, Allah! Allah! His lips grew … Continue reading

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