Category Archives: Devotion

A New Meditation Blog

Dear Friends,

This is to let you know that I am taking a break from this blog,,  to work on another project.

In response to the high level of anxiety in our current circumstances, I have decided to offer groups of meditations via a new blog site,

The first meditation series called “Playing With Change,” will run for 28 days, January 16 – February 12. 

Each meditation will include something to ponder, as well as a practice or affirmation to carry with you through the day.  My hope is to help us bring greater peace, equanimity, and grace to all changes.  As we work together, I trust that our labors will assist all beings everywhere.

If you would more information or if you would like to join us, please click here to subscribe.

See you on the other site – With Love, Bonnie

Love Mail

Last Week On Facebook:

Last weekend, Rev. Cindy Worthington-Berry, a Facebook friend and colleague, posted news about The Islamic Center of Boston.  She wrote “they received ugly and threatening mail that spoke of cleansing America of Muslims.”

I would cry, but I’m too busy turning despair into hope, and hope into constructive action.

I’ve seen people attempt to drive out hate with hate.  I’ve seen people try and worry themselves into feeling better.  None of that works.  I’d rather come up with a better plan, a plan grounded in radical love, a love that renders my ego senseless.

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A Deeper Yes

Dear Friends,

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a retreat with Nipun Mehta and ServiceSpace.  Here are some reflections on service… especially in terms of moving from obligatory service to that which truly calls us.   

A Deeper Yes

“Just say yes.”

That was my mantra for the ServiceSpace retreat.

I was determined to leave resistance at home and serve with a new level of grace.  I was willing to be called and chosen, shaken and stirred, in whatever way would be most helpful.

That’s why on Saturday morning, when I was summoned to help prepare a feast for 50-plus people, I said “yes.”  I went to the kitchen, found a sharp knife, and stood before a mountain of broccoli.  It was mine.  I was going to scale it like a German Tank.  I would conquer the broccoli and have something to show for my effort.   Tangible results.  Evidence.

I picked up broccoli stalk number one and cut it into bite-sized florets.  I peeled the woody stalk like Nikki taught me.

Then Trishna approached me.

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