I’ve been getting a lot of responses to my latest blog for Contemplative Journal, The Virtue of Vice. “As much as I craved order, boundaries, and moderation, I deeply needed abandon, too—a chink in my character to let off steam, a wicked outlet to spice things up,” I write in the piece. “Without room for transgression, the days grew overly predictable, stupefied by their own too-goodness, like a row of tight-lipped ladies nodding off in church.” http://contemplativejournal.com/2016/08/virtue-vice/
I’m delighted to be partnering with Contemplative Journal to teach Writing To Awaken starting on February 29. In this four-week online course, I’ll guide students through a unique process of self-examination through writing that leads to personal insight, creative enrichment, and spiritual awakening. Whatever spiritual path you’re on, this course will equip you with a wide array of skills to help you use “writing to awaken.” I hope you can join us. Click here for more info & registration. Click here to watch a video introduction.
Surrender has long been a dirty word in a culture steeped in do-or-die machismo, in which giving in — even when fighting is useless — is often seen as giving up. Yet most of the things that truly matter — love, art, awakening, service — require significant leaps of surrender. Here’s my column from this month’s Contemplative Journal.
I’m excited to announce my monthly column in Contemplative Journal beginning January, 2014. This new online magazine offers spiritually nourishing, intellectually stimulating perspectives on a wide range of topics including business, education, the arts, science and nature, health and wellness, faith and spirituality, and spiritual practice, as well as free access to some of today’s best spiritual writing. Check them out at www.contemplativejournal.com.