Awakin Readings Archive (2021)

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Feb 22: Sylvia Boorstein, If There Is No Self, Whose Arthritis Is This? (3842 reads)
"If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?" is one of a list of a dozen questions that have been appearing regularly in my email. I think it’s the choice of arthritis, out...

Feb 15: Mark Manson, Not Taking Things Personally (8669 reads)
An unfortunate side effect of our consciousness residing in our brains is that everything we experience in our lives involves us somehow. The car in traffic today cut you off. The cable news...

Feb 08: Susan Kahn, Emptiness Cafe (5613 reads)
Life moves Like shadow and light, Instantaneously appearing, Though I cannot find time itself. Cities mirrored in thought, Nothing standing alone. There is no seer without the seen, No...

Feb 01: Gopal Dada, The Hole-y Bucket (6660 reads)
A student approaches the teacher with the question, “Could you help me with a question I've been struggling with -- what is the purpose of my life?”  The wise teacher...

Jan 25: Henri Nouwen, Solitude Is Where Community Begins (6070 reads)
Solitude is where community begins. That’s where we listen to God. Sometimes I think of life as a big wagon wheel with many spokes.  In the middle is the hub.  Often in ministry, it...

Jan 18: Jon Madian, We Are Weavers (5957 reads)
we are weavers woven into and from  an ancient ever renewing fabric on an invisible loom more subtle than breath at one turn  we pull to add to our own design to sing each...

Jan 11: Bryan Stevenson, The Broken Among Us Teach Us (5809 reads)
What sustains me is this knowledge I have that it’s really the broken among us that can contribute a lot to our quest for full, equal justice. When you’re broken, you actually —...

Jan 05: Bear Guerra, Dark Skies Show Us Stars (5695 reads)
One of my earliest childhood memories finds me waking from a deep sleep in the middle of the night, during a family road trip. Far from any city lights, I look out the window toward the sky above,...

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