We are perhaps the most conscious and self-aware lifeforms on the planet today, but humans were not inevitable, and we may have a far different future than we imagine. How do we find peace in that?
What is Love? How do we know it? How are we One in it? The mystical experience shows us directly not only what Love is, but that we are Love.
What are we to do in our precarious climate situation today? It's easy to feel powerless, helpless. Perhaps we should surrender to that, and fall into a Grace larger than ourselves.
What is God's relationship with nature? Is God supernatural or natural? Or both?
In the debate between science (or materialism) and spirituality, there are few who embrace both sides of the coin, who can see that they are One.
The ironies and paradoxes run high and deep in mystical experience. Here is some of what I've experienced.
We often think that Jesus was the "only begotten," but was he the only one that God begat? What else was "born" from that divine Source?
Many people don't like the way that HBO's television drama Game of Thrones is turning out. Is there a deeper moral here?
A beautiful poem about the interconnections in reality, and some thoughts about our place in that web of life.
One of the last things we did at the seminar with Bernard McGinn this past weekend was read through and discuss Saint Francis of Assisi's poem and religious song Canticle of the Sun. McGinn considers this to be a very mystical text from Francis, as Francis seems to see God powerfully in and throughout the whole of creation, including in the sun, moon, stars, Earth, etc. McGinn noted that it is a kind of nature mysticism. Francis wrote most of it in the year 1224, and the last few lines in 1226 just before his death.