The Art of Being, and the Monastic Teaching of the Lazy Day

The Art of Being, and the Monastic Teaching of the Lazy Day

“If we are to have peace in the world, we need to have peace in ourselves.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh For those of you familiar with my work by now you should know how much love and reverence I hold for monasticism. I’ve spoken and written many times of this...
Wisdom Set in Snow

Wisdom Set in Snow

Winter is a very important time and concept in spirituality, and in the path of life, which is why it’s often used in tales also. Our knowledge of winter is kind of a fragment of childhood; internal, innate and intuitive. We learn about it in magical ways from...
Happy Orthodox Easter!

Happy Orthodox Easter!

And Jesus said: “The kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood … and I am there, lift a stone … and you will find me there.” ~Gospel of Thomas, 77 God, Christ and the Holy Spirit....
The Hidden Potential Within You

The Hidden Potential Within You

Everything and everyone in life has a hidden potential yet to be revealed. We can see this by looking at a little seed – who could have ever even imagined that within this little seed is a mighty tree, is a sweet fragrance and blossom, is a sweet apple?...
Deeper Understanding of the Virtues

Deeper Understanding of the Virtues

Our beautiful apple tree is in full bloom, and I thought that today we can look into the meaning of things, the essence of things, the purpose of things – as we lift the veils for a deeper understanding of the seven virtues. The seven virtues are essentially a...
The Poems of God

The Poems of God

In Ephesians 2:10 human beings are described as the “handiwork” of God. The Greek root of this word “handiwork” is actually “poetry”, which in those times also meant “to be made”. In a more literal translation, we are,...
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