Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The wonder of you

It's easy to get so caught up in the details of our lives that we completely lose touch with the wonders that both surround us and are contained within us. Deepak Chopra provides a one minute presentation that illustrates the very wonder of each and every one of us.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The top ten spiritually literate films and best books of 2008

Spirituality and Practice published their list of the top ten spiritually literate films of 2008. You can find them here. You can also find out what books they selected as the 50 top spiritual books of 2008 here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Duane Elgin

Duane Elgin is one of my favorite people. I was introduced to his work when I read his first book, Voluntary Simplicity, in the mid eighties. While it took several years for the impact of the book to be reflected in my behavior in any significant way, reading it changed the way I viewed myself, my culture, and the world around me. On Episode 40 of Living Dialogues, Elgin shares his hopeful vision for humanity’s future with Duncan Campbell. A vision that was taking shape while Elgin was working on the book, Awakening Earth and culminated in the publication of Promise Ahead.
Part Two and Three of the Dialogues between Campbell and Elgin are available to listen to as well.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!

I’ve heard a whole lot of people in the past few days say that they’re especially happy to be putting 2008 behind them. Still, on this sunny first morning of 2009, 2008 seems more than anything else to me like a remarkable year. With the election of Barack Obama, how could it be anything less?
According to “In a 'Bad' Year, the Good News of Our Times,” published at Fox, crime rates have continued to fall, the divorce rate is the lowest its been in four decades, life expectancy is up, and the rates of both cancer deaths and aids transmission are declining.
And so on this first day of 2009, in spite of the challenges we face, I’m absolutely confident that there’s much more good news to come. Happy new year!