Seeing Clearly

Daniel Nahmod Today I will be going up the mountain to Lake Arrowhead for our annual multi-Center Retreat. This retreat is organized by the Redondo Beach Center for Spiritual Living and has been a Memorial Weekend activity for many years. Almost always the consciousness of lack of clarity is that with which we arrive and…

Travel With Courage

Few people use more than a small part of the tremendous God power within because they are afraid. To walk your life with courage means to challenge the things that hold you back from living your life the way YOU want to live it. During our time together Wednesday night on May 21st, you willl…

Questioning the Nature of Transformation

“When I grow up will I still be Kate?” The questions on the mind of a three year old will surprise you. She knows that she is getting “bigger and bigger” and that change happens. That she is actually questioning the nature of those transformations fascinates me. So far my answer is, no you will…

Smile

A simple way to put a smile on your face: Draw a smiley face on something.  Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. -Thich Nhat Hanh Today’s installment of the Joyous Living Journal is titled Smile. Sometimes my daughter will put a…

Build a Better Story

When Rev. Michael Gott visited here a few weeks ago, he shared about his love of God and his secret feelings of shame, growing up in a fundamentalist church in which being gay was a sin. He shared his terror as a child, coming home from school one day, seeing no one on the street…

Fully Present In The Eternal Now

Today’s entry in the Joyous Living Journal speaks of being fully present. What a coincidence! On Monday nights I have just started taking the “Thomas Troward: The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science” a class facilitated by our very own Rev. Bruce Fredenburg. We have a dedicated group and more are welcome to join us as…