The Holy Goat – Enlightenment from a Large Farm Animal

Mystics like to talk about Absolute Reality – the ultimate changeless Reality that exists beneath our relative, conditioned opinions or perceptions.   One of the best descriptions of the Absolute comes from Rumi, who wrote “Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing there is a field; I’ll meet you there; when the soul lies down in […]

A Disappointment Isn’t A Disappointment

“Why did I agree to do it?” I have to go on stage and play a Beethoven Piano Concerto with Orchestra.  There are at least 1,000 people in the audience.  I haven’t played the piano in 30 years.  I will fail. It’s intermission. I have 10-minutes to save myself. I stumble towards another musician backstage, […]

Psycho-Minister – Imperfection as a Path to Peace

Our Hardest Work in This World The mystical poet Hafiz wrote “Our separation from God – from Love – is the hardest work in this world.” I think Hafiz was onto something. Mystical teachings tell us we can never truly be separate from the Absolute Reality of Love because the Absolute contains everything. Yet we […]