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dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Apr.30.2013
On the Pathway…But, To Where? It’s today’s buzzword, isn’t it? Pathway…Journey…People speak quite frequently these days about being on the path…or, on the journey. But, to where? For some Christians, it is a journey to heaven. Really? Is that the point of this life? Just to endure it to make it...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Feb.26.2013
I find Mark Nepo's thoughts so inspiring. His devotional today inspired the following insight. Enlightenment (or, salvation, or awakening, or whatever you’d like to call it) is not some lofty place of achievement reserved only to those who struggle, strive and only then arrive at a level of life...
SFKaufman's picture
Feb.09.2013
I have long pondered the ideas of redemption and salvation: sin and forgiveness. In spite of the vast amount of religious ideals and other faith-based ideologies, it is significantly rare that there has ever been a substantial and realistic result other than asking and begging forgiveness from the...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Oct.04.2012
If you must struggle to awaken, you won't. Salvation, enlightenment, awakening - it really does not matter what label you wish to give it - to wake up to who you really are...to your spiritual oneness with Life itself, takes no effort whatsoever. You are awake already. What else is GRACE, if not...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Sep.09.2012
Want Enlightenment? Salvation? Freedom? It's infinitely simpler than you could ever imagine. And, it will take a lifetime to unpack. Here's how - Practice Stillness. As Nepo expresses it, and only as Nepo could, "Make a deal with yourself: trade five facts about how to live for one hour of...
steven-belanger's picture
Jul.25.2012
photo: The Salvation Army shield, from its Wikipedia page   I had a successful yard sale this past Saturday.  I very impulsively decided to have one for many reasons psychological and emotional, but in the end it came down to needing more space in here.  I'm fortunate to live in...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Jan.21.2012
For many, the word salvation, enlightenment, awakening, all conjure up the idea of the arrival at or the achievement of a state of life, living, or awareness that is the reward for “doing” the right thing. You could do nothing, however, to arrive at the place where you are already. You could never...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Dec.11.2011
You are not your thoughts but the awareness that is aware of thoughts. This “awareness” is what Gary Zukav calls “the seat of the soul,” other traditions refer to as “the witnessing presence,” and Genesis describes as “the breath of God”(Gen. 2:6-7). It is Being itself, the “you” beneath and beyond...
timothy-carstensen's picture
Nov.18.2011
Adventures in Africa!  Entry 4: I came up last night and turned on the light, and almost screamed like a little girl. Almost. By the way, I apologize to any little girls reading this - I'm not trying to make fun of you.  Anyway, I almost screamed. I felt a bite on my neck, then a few on...
jesus-villalobos's picture
Feb.03.2011
I called your name today did you hear Me?I called your name today as you woke from your sleep. I called again as you sat down to eat.I called your name as you started your day. I called out your name as I have every day.I called you again while you drove home from work. I've called out your name...