Tag: Spirituality

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    “That old singing, that old praying which I love so much—that is the great strength of my being, of my writing,” says the author of “A Lesson before Dying” and many other critically acclaimed books. More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments

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    “Just sit down and feel your breath,” suggests teacher and author Sharon Salzberg. “We tune in, we connect, we come back.” More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments

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    “I think there is something beautiful and magnificent in silence,” says meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg. “Meditation opens up our attention so we can see things differently.” More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments

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    “The spiritual value of seeing God in the other cannot be stressed enough in politics today.” More

    January 27, 2011 | Comments

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    Jewish singer and songwriter Debbie Friedman, who died in California on January 9, once said that “spiritually if you don’t have the opportunity to exercise your heart and soul you don’t really fully understand all that you are.” More

    January 11, 2011 | Comments

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    “Deep down there is only one faith that all human beings have, and that is deep trust in life.” More

    November 19, 2010 | Comments

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    Benyamin Cohen has written a book about his year-long exploration of Christianity, and he uses what he learned to reflect on the meaning of his own Jewish faith. More

    November 5, 2010 | Comments

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    Photography, according to Abbot Barnabas Senecal of St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas, is an exercise in monastic mindfulness, and he says his pictures reflect “being aware of the presence of God with you and in the world.” More

    September 10, 2010 | Comments

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    Abbot Barnabas Senecal, a Benedictine monk, reflects on the Psalms, prayer, photography, and the Benedictine desire “to seek God daily.” More

    September 10, 2010 | Comments

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    “Being religious or spiritual has a very profound effect on our biology and our brain,” says neuroscientist Andrew Newberg. “It can change our brain and change ourselves over time.” More

    July 30, 2010 | Comments

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