Last Song

Yesterday I visited a dear friend in hospital who is nearing his transition. When I was ready to leave, he asked if we needed anything. He had just told me, how much pain he was in and yet, his generosity of spirit that has been his hallmark was still present: always concerned about our Center,…

THE ART OF LIVING: The Wisdom of the Tao

There was something formless and perfect  before the universe was born. It is serene.  Empty. Solitary. Unchanging. Infinite.  Eternally present. It is the mother of the universe. For lack of a better name, I call it the Tao. It flows through all things, inside and outside, and returns to the origin of all things. The…

Why Do Bad Things happen to Good People?

The Church of My Childhood Taught Good vs Evil Why do bad things happen to good people? Our philosophy clearly gives answers that not many other spiritual paths give us. We do not believe in a punishing God. neither do we believe in a rewarding God. We believe that our consciousness is creative. I just…

The Opening of Eyes by David Whyte

After Sunday’s service I had to go back to the video to find the wonderful poems Rev. Heather Clarke shared on Sunday. While I was familiar with Rudyard Kipling’s If, and found it perfect for Father’s Day I was not familiar with the work of David Whyte. Enjoy. The Opening of Eyes That day I…

Swing Time Cabaret Brings Sweet Memories

Tonight our Center’s Choir is presenting their annual choir show, Swing Time Cabaret. I watched the dress rehearsal last night and it is a great show! I realized that with the exception of a Spanish song, I knew the lyrics to all the songs. Some have been great favorites. The choir planned to surprise me…