Thomas Merton: Seeds of Contemplation

He Who Is Not with Me Is against Me A MAN who has been killed by one enemy is just as dead as one who has been killed by a whole army. If you are friends with one habit of mortal sin you live in death, even though you may seem to have all theContinue reading “Thomas Merton: Seeds of Contemplation”

Are you sabotaging yourself?

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Are you sabotaging yourself? Health doesn’t start with a diet, workout, supplement, shake, medication, detox, herbs, super foods, the right information, mantras, meditation, mindfulness, coaches or experts. Health does not even start with a doctor. Health is not a result. There is no magic formula that you canContinue reading “Are you sabotaging yourself?”

Trust Starts With Love and Truth

excerpt for Let food Be Thy Gift Trust starts with love and truth What are the results being produced by programs and formulas? What are we taught to value and the definitions of success that we are encouraged to believe? What have competition, consumerism and control produced in our cultures, communities, families and individual selves?Continue reading “Trust Starts With Love and Truth”

Consumerism- our real religion

Fact-We are all religious. Fact-What we “do” is what overflows from our religious beliefs. The question is not “Am religious?” but “What religion am I practicing?” To begin with let’s define religion According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Definition of religion 1a: the state of a religious b: (1): the service and worship of God orContinue reading “Consumerism- our real religion”

So, you want to talk about health

“The definition of terms is the beginning of wisdom.” -Socrates  Believing this to be true, let’s talk about health. Health is not a result.  Health does not begin with food or exercise. We have been tinkering with what we eat, how we eat, when we eat, why we eat and how much we eat forContinue reading “So, you want to talk about health”

Peter Maurin(1877-1949)

I have discovered Peter by way of Dorothy Day. Very thought provoking and completely applicable to explain where we find ourselves today…pretending there is a moral high ground in identity politics, believing war can make peace and that the government can save us from consuming this world and ourselves to death. When Christ is KingContinue reading “Peter Maurin(1877-1949)”

The gift of being lost

“Not till we are lost, in other words not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.” Henry David Thoreau “And this is the simple truth–that to live is to feel oneself lost. He who accepts it has alreadyContinue reading “The gift of being lost”

Rights and Responsibilities

Regardless of the situation, we are responsible for how we respond. When I say we are responsible, I mean that I am responsible and you are responsible for how we individually respond…regardless of the situation. This is called personal responsibility. Yes, everyone has the right to feel or think and it is your personal responsibilityContinue reading “Rights and Responsibilities”

Dark nights of the soul

During what was the darkest and hardest season of my life, God took years of theology and doctrine and sifted it like grain on a threshing floor. In a relatively short amount of time, I lost almost all of the theology and doctrine that I had spent a lot time, energy and money studying, andContinue reading “Dark nights of the soul”

Jesus Didn’t Just Take A Knee

It’s very easy diagnosis. It takes about half a brain to look around and see a world full of people deluding ourselves from our own selves with food, drugs, money, sex, politics, religion, sports, social media, entertainment, power, hobbies, information, anger and lots of opinions. Look at the results of our distractions, the number oneContinue reading “Jesus Didn’t Just Take A Knee”