It is not easy working to build the better world in the face of human selfishness, short-sightedness and willful ignorance. The only way to maintain our efforts without destroying our…

MILESTONES

December 29, 2019
We’ll consider the big events of 2019, and take time for private reflection on our own personal milestones. We also look ahead to the year 2020. What milestones do we…

WHAT IS A MIRACLE?

December 22, 2019
With Hanukkah beginning tonight, and Christmas a couple of days away, we’ll stop to really ask what miracles are, and what it means to say that they occur.

ELEPHANTS

December 1, 2019
Today we will celebrate and learn from the awe-inspiring elephant. (After all, there are almost always a few in the room.) Among other things, we’ll consider whether humans are the…

SLOW. IT. DOWN.

November 24, 2019
Joshua Bell played his violin in the New York City subway once, and only 7 out of 1000+ people stopped to listen for even one moment. People spend an average…

FACING HARD TRUTHS

November 17, 2019
Sometimes there are things to which we don’t want to pay attention, because they are too painful, threatening or sad: Climate change. Racism in America. The likelihood of an earthquake.…
What does it mean to be a people of ATTENTION? That’s the Soul Matters question of the month of November, and we’ll begin our exploration today by considering a well-known…

A TEAM, NOT A CLUB

October 6, 2019
How might we best conceive of living intentionally in spiritual community, towards the goal of our maximum happiness and impact on the world? As a team, not as a club.…