Tag: patience

The Spirit Grieves

LAST NIGHT, I WENT into a Christian book and supply store to try to find a gift for a couple family members who are getting baptized tomorrow, and the Spirit within me began to grieve. Every item in there felt hollow, clichéd, fear-based, condescending, or arrogant, whether it was a trinket, a figurine, a wall …

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“Gentle is a holy word” I wrote in my journal back in 06/2006. Thinking back, I had clearly been going through a shift at that time. I had been struggling to find and figure out where I was heading, what I was supposed to be doing, and how things were going to happen. Clinging to …

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Bengali Tea-Boys

*sigh* Those who give us a hard time, who are difficult to be around or who constantly blow our cover, are the very ones who show us where we we’re stuck. The great meditation master Atisha always traveled with his belligerent Bengali tea-boy because it kept him honest. Without his ill-tempered servant to test him, …

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