Spirituality

The Sacred in a Subway

The Sacred in a Subway

Nya b’a’n tu’n tcub’ neje, ex tu’n tcyija cyi’jxjal, aj toc ten b’etil ku’n b’e’x chi xjetw’elix timi× a mo tjosa. It is not good to go forward and back while walking because this will cause abnormalities in your breasts or testicles. ~Mayan Proverb It took me 39 steps to reach the top of a […]

Faces of God

Faces of God

One God, many faces. One family, many races. One truth, many paths. One heart, many complexions. One light, many reflections. One world, many imperfections. ONE. We are all one, But many. ~Suzy Kassem When I look at the cosmos, the earth, my fingerprint, the smile of a child, I sense the divine. These daily miracles […]

Hate is Anathema to True Religion

Hate is Anathema to True Religion

You can safely assume you created God in your own image when it turns out God hates all the same people you do. ~Anne Lamott Hate is anathema to true religion. It is impossible to follow Buddhism or to claim to love Jesus or be a true devotee of the Abrahamic systems of belief and […]

Cleansed But Not Connected

Cleansed But Not Connected

Hallelujah, Grace like rain falls down on me Hallelujah, And all my sins are washed away ~Todd Agnew, Grace Like Rain There are times my soul hunger’s, a ravenous beast that can only be quelled by an encounter with God. I prefer these encounters to be in a house of worship. Intellectually, I know an […]

My Religion is Compassion & Kindness

My Religion is Compassion & Kindness

Do not try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a better Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are. ~HH Dalai Lama Over a hot cup of cocoa following an afternoon of shopping in downtown Chicago with my eldest daughter asked if I was a Unitarian, a religion that takes a measure […]

Loving Yourself Is Spiritual

If you truly love yourself, you could never hurt another. ~Buddha One of my daughters is a nurse. While working one day, she overheard a patient say, in Spanish, to her own daughter, that my daughter did not know what she was doing. Unknown to them, my daughter has a passing fluency with Spanish so […]

Silent Tears

I cried silent tears today. I cried silent tears multiple times today. I cried silent tears while listening to prayers today. I cried silent tears in response to the words of holy men today. I cried silent tears when my heart was pierced by the exhortations for peace from holy women today. I cried silent […]

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Love is ever-present within our own Being but we might not feel it until we live in the Now. "Love it Now" was created to share ideas about loving and being present in the here and now. Enjoy!

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"Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to the soul" -John Muir

Quantum Awareness

Are Buddhism and Quantum Mechanics saying the same thing in different languages? Let's finally bring the two together and have an enlightening discussion.