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Spiritual Practice

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A scientific look at evolution does not show any directionality, let alone inevitable progress.
Jacob Frank’s critiques of religion were surprisingly modern.
A genuinely egalitarian religious tradition can only exist when we consciously work to include voices that have been excluded, from the ancient world forward.
I marvel at our ability to arrive at a new moment — to get from here to there emotionally if we allow ourselves that kindness.
When you aren’t sure what to say or the emotions are running high, leave a bit more room for silence.
“Grief is a breaking,” the tradition seems to say, “so instead of turning away from it, why not make it visible?” Why not break something that you can hold, wear, see?
When we see everyone as beloved, we become Divine ourselves (or dwell in that realm or Presence). We all can be Israelites, basking in the kavod/Glory of God.
All around me, I see the fear of the eighth day — fear of the mundane, of the silence, of the now.

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