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When We Enter Silence: Shanti, Shalom, Salaam, Peace

By Kevin O’Brien When you walk into the chapel at Christ’s Peace House of Prayer in Easton, Kansas, you remove your shoes as you step on holy ground. In its glory, religious symbo…

When Will I Know It Is Time to Leave?

“I was not surprised when I got an email through my blog, asking me how we Jews will know when it is time for us to flee the United States for safer ground?”

When Words Fade

 When Words FadeAnderson & Roe, Piano DuoSteinway & Sons - ArkivMusik.comWith repertoire that ranges from the Baroque to “avant-rock,” Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Ander…

When Worship's a Trigger: 4 Ways to Make Spirituality a Safe Space

How might you create holidays around the ones that mean the most?

When Yes Means No and No Means Yes

I once met a woman who had traveled the world. She had learned to speak Zulu in South Africa. She had slept in hammocks beside the Black Sea. Her eyes were kind and tolerant. Even …

When You Finally Go on a Retreat ...

What to keep in mind—and what to steer clear of when deciding on a retreat.

When You Need Something, Talk to the Right Ear!

Here’s an odd fact: The human right ear is typically dominant when it comes to listening to verbal stimuli, probably because the brain’s left hemisphere is better at processing ver…

When You Need Stillness

Lately, my mind has felt very crowded. There are so many thoughts bumping up against each other in my brain. You have sooooo much to do. Did you call this person? Pay that bill? R…

When Your Calling Doesn’t Call: What Do You Do Without a Life Passion?

“If we don’t know what we want to be when we grow up, is there something fundamentally wrong with us?”

When Your Practice Gives You a Shove

The invitation can upend your life in ways you never expected—and create great joy. How will you respond?

When Your Relationship Suffers Due to Neglect

Procrastination, expectation, and inaction have the power to destroy our relationships.

When Your Vision of the Past is Not 20/20

It turns out that when you are struggling with depression, hindsight is one of the ways your perception is limited.

Where Did All the Poop on Noah’s Ark Go?

“One reason people are leaving traditional Bible-based religions is that they are told they have to read the Bible literally rather than metaphorically.”

Where Do Poems Come From?

Where do poems come from? I believe they happen when several insights come together to make an explosion. For several months I’d been reading a wonderful new translation of Lao Tzu…

Where Does Gratitude Belong in Grief?

It’s pretty easy to feel grateful when good things happen. Win the lottery or fall in love? Easy. But what if you lose your spouse, or child, or even your job, how do we find grati…

Where Hoarding Comes From

An old man was nearing his death. He had spent his life hoarding riches and was panicked at the thought of leaving it behind. So he began to pray and lo and behold, an angel appear…

Where is the Space for Grief and Dreams?

“How much space do our dreams and griefs, our hopes and losses, need to have to have room enough?”

Where Professional Chefs Shop for Ideas

While some chefs belong to culinary think tanks or attend creative recipe-writing workshops in venues like Bologna or San Sebastian, most of the world’s top restaurant chefs need n…

Where There Be Dragons: Nepal

Holistic learning adventures in the shadow of the Himalayas. Intimately explore Nepal. Reflect. Connect. Awaken.

Where to Shop for a New Religion

On the sixth and seventh floors of the Pacific Department Store in Yungho City, Taiwan, about 40 minutes from the city of Taipei, is a unique kind of shopping experience. Called th…