. “But her great gift in her action-packed life was she was always paying attention. And from the time she started writing her books and her poetry, what she was basically doing was calling our attention to the things she’d been paying attention to. And she did it with a clarity and power that will wash over people as long as there is a written and spoken language.”
Bill Clinton Eulogy for Maya Angelou
Welcome to Spirituality Without Borders. I hope that this will be a place where you can think and feel freely about what matters to you and to those whom you love. Peaceful feelings are not guaranteed. I shake things up for myself, so that will spill over to you. My writing emerges from my own meditation, and I share what the Spirit prompts me to post. Meister Eckhart says, “The preacher must beg the word of God from the people.” As I write, I ask for the words which bring us both insight and healing. I welcome dialogue. I am Dominican down to the very genes of my soul, although I now express this spirituality outside of institutional Catholicism. I have retired from teaching theology and appreciate more solitude. The life of medieval anchoresses, such as Julian of Norwich, describe my life well. From my little anchorage-apartment in the Seattle area, I continue to work as a spiritual guide. My blog ministry has evolved into a vigil I hold for souls when they are unable to come home. I pay attention to the spaces between our words. President Clinton’s eulogy for Maya Angelou describes well what I aspire to allow the Spirit to do through me. My Seattle Mennonite church Community nourishes and prods me to keep at least one foot firmly in this world. I am very grateful for this unusual and profound group of people. My fellow bloggers are fast becoming a powerful community as well. If you are committed to your spiritual development and desire to walk with a seasoned companion, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can listen to an interview with me about my spiritual journey on this podcast.