This month brought quite a bounty of reading delights. On spiritual topics, I finished Open Mind, Open Heart by Thomas Keating, which I've been reading in my ongoing study of Centering Prayer, as well as another book by Richard Rohr, and a memoir suggested by Rohr's emails, The Choice by Holocaust survivor Edith Eger. An … Continue reading Month in Review: May 2021
In a video course about mindfulness meditation that I've been watching, there is a segment that discusses the importance of compassion, even and especially toward those for whom we feel antipathy, aversion, and even enmity. The simple practice is suggested of saying to oneself, when inconvenienced or annoyed by someone: "Just like me." That lady … Continue reading Just like me
Why did I name this blog Entering the Enchanted Castle? One of my favorite books from childhood is The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit. The theme has been described as "Be careful what you wish for" -- a common thread in Nesbit's fantasies. The four child protagonists start out by playing at magic, and end … Continue reading What is the enchanted castle?