The End of Exploration

Audio      Video Meditation (Sabbatical Poem, 7/31) Traveling through the forest After the fire The hillside looks like giant shins covered With thick, black stubble. Yet somehow, Even stripped of branches, twigs, Needles and bark, The trees retain their dignity. Straight as arrows Unbowed Unbent Rooted deeply in the soil of home. Draw near. Feel…

Follow the Butterflies

Audio     Video Opening Words There is a scene in the second Harry Potter movie where Harry and Ron Weasley receive the cryptic message, “follow the spiders.”  “Follow the spiders?” says Ron, a renowned arachnophobe.  “Follow the spiders?  Why couldn’t it be follow the butterflies?” Well, from the time I left on my sabbatical, I…

Being a Human Being

Audio:  Being a Human Being Video:  Being a Human Being Readings    Theodore Roethke, “Being not Doing” From Sabbath:  Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller Sabbath time offers the gift of deep balance; in Sabbath time, we are valued not for what we have done or accomplished, but simply because we…