Life Adventures, Philosophy

The Sea of Interbeing

Nearly a decade ago, Thich Nhat Hahn’s simple, yet profound words showed me how everything we see and cannot see is wondrously woven together in a sea of interbeing. I had never given previous thought how a cloud, the rain, a tree, and a simple sheet of paper are dependent on each other. Thay matter-of-factly… Continue reading The Sea of Interbeing

Life Adventures, Philosophy

Touching the Universe

Many years ago, shortly after becoming a father, I felt the need for my growing family to have spiritual guidance. I was raised in the Protestant faith and my wife was Catholic. We settled on going to a Presbyterian church close by. I yearned for a universal truth about how we can be the best… Continue reading Touching the Universe

Adoption, Life Adventures

Would I Be the Same Person?

Although I loved my adoptive parents, I always wondered how I originated on earth.  Mom and Dad we’re both fair skinned.  Dad was tall and slim.  I was olive complected with thick, dark, curly hair.  Dad’s nose was long. Mine was wide.  The Holy Bible always rested in the living room.  Through the miracle of DNA and the help from… Continue reading Would I Be the Same Person?

Adoption, Philosophy

Is God Inside or Outside Us?

My birthmother had a Christian upbringing. My birthfather was a Sephardic Jew. His father was a rabbi from Aleppo. I never met my birthmother or father. Although their acquaintance was probably brief, I wonder if they ever realized the holy books of their religions included the first five books of the Bible. And here I… Continue reading Is God Inside or Outside Us?

Life Adventures, Philosophy

Does God Have a Face?

Years ago I attended a Christian study group. It was a small, but comfortable gathering in which no one was embarrassed by another's question. I remember asking the group who they imagined when they prayed. When they closed their eyes and bowed their heads, who were they communicating with? Who were they transporting their minds… Continue reading Does God Have a Face?

Philosophy

A Religion Will Emerge

“A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge.”Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot (1994)-- Feel free to reblog on WordPress. For other uses you… Continue reading A Religion Will Emerge