Monthly Archives: February 2013

Daily Meditation: February 28, 2013

Letting Go of Our Fear of God We are afraid of emptiness. Spinoza speaks about our “horror vacui,” our horrendous fear of vacancy. We like to occupy-fill up-every empty time and space. We want to be occupied. And if we … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 27, 2013

Creating Space for God Discipline is the other side of discipleship. Discipleship without discipline is like waiting to run in the marathon without ever practicing. Discipline without discipleship is like always practicing for the marathon but never participating. It is … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 26, 2013

Facing Our Mortality We all have dreams about the perfect life: a life without pain, sadness, conflict, or war. The spiritual challenge is to experience glimpses of this perfect life right in the middle of our many struggles. By embracing … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 25, 2013

Hidden Greatness There is much emphasis on notoriety and fame in our society. Our newspapers and television keep giving us the message: What counts is to be known, praised, and admired, whether you are a writer, an actor, a musician, … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 24, 2013

Bringing Our Secrets into the Light We all have our secrets: thoughts, memories, feelings that we keep to ourselves. Often we think, “If people knew what I feel or think, they would not love me.” These carefully kept secrets can … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 23, 2013

What Is Most Personal Is Most Universal We like to make a distinction between our private and public lives and say, “Whatever I do in my private life is nobody else’s business.” But anyone trying to live a spiritual life … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation: February 22, 2013

The Balance Between Closeness and Distance Intimacy between people requires closeness as well as distance. It is like dancing. Sometimes we are very close, touching each other or holding each other; sometimes we move away from each other and let … Continue reading

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