“His Interspiritual Thought”

The significant theme in Bede Griffiths: An Introduction to His Interspiritual Thought by Wayne Teasdale is his interspirituality. In addition, this book, surprisingly, pulls together all of the major thoughts in my previous blog posts: Teasdale in “Each of Us is Called to be a Mystic” and Ram Dass in “With Joy and Suffering” andContinue reading ““His Interspiritual Thought””

“Our Vulnerability is our Strength”

Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Woman Mystics by Mirabai Starr (Sounds True, 2019). Throughout this wonderful telling of Starr’s own life and that of many women mystics, she claims “The tender attributes of the feminine do not render her weak and ineffectual. They glorify her.” And, as in the titleContinue reading ““Our Vulnerability is our Strength””

“With Joy and Suffering”

“Living in the fullness of the moment with joy and suffering, witnessing it all in its perfection, our hearts still go out to those who are suffering.” Ram Dass Ram Dass in Polishing the Mirror: How to Live From Your Spiritual Self (Sounds True, 2014) wants us to live “with joy and suffering,” reminiscent ofContinue reading ““With Joy and Suffering””