Journaling as Spiritual Practice

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Let Your Light Shine: throw out those bushels

Many if not most Christians feel that we have been given a Great Commission to help others meet God through Christ, Our Lord. And so we feel free even under some obligation to tell others about God. The Sufi's say, "Don't tell me about God, show me God." We believe that it is possible to actually... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 14, 2006

The Paradox of Being Asleep and Seeking Enlightenment

Certainly, one way to describe the human predicament is that we are asleep. We go through our entire lives that way "trying to get by". From one illusion to another, we seek to find truth and purpose. The problem is that the very instrument (our ego self) that we use to try to figure it all out,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Practice, Practice, Practice

We all know that if you want to get good at something, you just have to practice. But when it comes to our spiritual growth, we often leave it to fate or God or something. My spiritual teacher has offered me a number of spiritual practices. When I do them all without interruption, they take about a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Why is Journaling Such a POWERFUL Practice

This is the first question one should ask oneself when considering whether to adopt it as a practice. Here are a few of my random thoughts on the subject: Writing it down objectifies a thought and allows us therefore to take another more dispassionate look at it. As a alien to this planet, how true... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Thankful for Being an American

Oh God, I am so thankful to be an American, even though I am not at all proud of my country and the fearful greed of those who operate the helm. To even have this privilege of protesting my government's behavior without fear of reprisal.......what a blessing! To not want for food, shelter or... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Morning Practice: A life of its own

Bismillah, ar Rahman, ar Rahim. ("We are beginning this morning practice in the name of the One Who Is Mercy and Compassion") Music: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Surrounds: My Front Porch Office Opening Prayer: Let all mortal flesh keep silence, And with fear and trembling Stand. Ponder nothing earthly... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 2, 2006

The Thankfulness Journal

I have a friend who keeps a daily thankfulness journal. Every evening she sits and writes a few minutes in her journal about the things and people for which she is thankful. If she misses an evening, she writes about yesterday, the next morning. She says the journal changed her life. I believe her,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 15, 2006

On the Nature of Spiritual Practice

Learning to be sensitive and responsive to our Spiritual Nature takes practice, just like any other sport. Sport? Yes, I want to think for a few minutes with you about learning to BE our spirit Self as a sport, or a game, if you will. Our existence here on this earthly plane, might just be a result... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Haven't Journaled for over a Year

But, the important thing is, I came back to it. And it still opens insights, doors, and otherwise blesses my life. Thank you God, for the gift of a journaling heart. "My words shall all pass away, but this love I am trying to share with you, shall not!!!!!! Love, Harmony, Beauty, Shamsujim Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Coffee Bean- You will never look at coffee the same

This came in my email today: Coffee Bean You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and... Sign in to see full entry.

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