Barefoot and Grateful

What are you grateful for? Start with the biggies: your kids, your marriage (maybe your divorce), life, a good job (or maybe just a job), family, friends, that kind of stuff. Then work on the Hallmark things: babies, puppies, daisies, sunsets, and babies playing with puppies among the daisies at sunset. But what about your…

Brother David quote

The Round Dance of Grateful Living

The following interview, entitled “Brother David Steindl-Rast on Gratitude”,  appeared in Religion & Ethics Newsweekly in November of 2010: KATE OLSON, correspondent: On a recent Saturday morning at the First Congregational Church in Berkeley, California, church members and neighbors gathered to hear Brother David talk about living “a spirited life.” Church group singing: Viva, viva…

Haiku Tuesday

Haiku is a lovely form of poetry from Japan.  It has only three lines and seventeen syllables.  We use haiku as part of our training program in “Attention.” First, writing a good haiku requires that you get your attention off of yourself.  Research shows that nearly every type of psychological disorder is characterized by a…