Bulgaria's Christmas Traditions
Bulgarians celebrate Christmas on December 25, though this is somewhat unexpected because Bulgaria is an Orthodox country. The traditional Eastern Orthodox celebration of Christmas lands on January 7....more
Consider each person
Consider each person as a person, not by their gender, age, race, nationality, religion, or status.
We often prejudge people based on their similarities or differences, ...more
In my poetry, prose and prose-poetry I try to map the developing landscape that is my life-narrative. It is a unique landscape, as the landscape of all indiv...more
WD Allan’s Blog: OUIJA! Look, Up Ahead, It’s the Twilight Zone!
Of transcendence or of being virtuosic of the soul, speak of it as you will. The magic in our hearts that is the living expressive nature of the spirit is the shining beacon of the very soul itself!
Not an Ideal World
Not an Ideal World
In an ideal world all of our rulers, leaders, and ministers would have knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. There would be no need for war. The people would benefit by being a...more
Poem: The Manger Is Still Empty
Long ago, a Savior was born and hidden within a humble birth; covered with the cloak of humanity, His presence impacted this earth. Although we remember His birthday, know that Christ is no longer a c...more
Sanskrit Poem (2) by Rahim (in Translation)
Ratnaakarosti sadanam grihinee cha Padmaa
kim deyamasti bhavate Jagdeeshvaraaya
Raadhaa griheeta-manase manase cha tubhyam
dattam mayaa nijamanastadidam grihaana.
Sanskrit Poem (1) by Rahim (in Translation)
Sanskrit original by Rahim:
Aaneetaa natvanmayaatava purah Srikrishna yaa bhomikaa
Preetastvamyadi chennireekshya Bhagvan svapraarthita ...more
Dark Girls: The Documentary and The Truth
Recently, I viewed (for the second time) the D. Channsin Berry/Bill Duke documentary "Dark Girls." It was a painful view, but I felt compelled to watch and listen carefully because I could identify ...more
Excited to be here
I was a member of Beliefnet many years ago. After my Mother passed away, I was so distraught, I shut down for quite awhile. I am glad to say, I am back to Beliefnet and looking forward to making new f...more
I spoke of acceptance as being one of the key points to obtaining Abundance. Acceptance of life, acceptance of circumstances, and acceptances of events in life. Acceptance in life does not ...more
Spiritual practice: Transform the Present Moment
Thich Nhat Hanh encourages people to believe that whatever is happening in and around you, this can be the best moment of your life. You choose. Obviously, this is the only moment.
He encourages ever...more
Secular Parables & Aphorisms of the Week
The Sunflower, The BarrenwortThe Sunflower dwelt in a small, tree-lined garden. It grew tall, sinuous and broad of leaf in the fulsome light of warm days, and seeded many children. But some fell into ...more
I am new to this site and community. I have been interested in joining a group like this for some time. I am in search of friendship, acceptance and peace. I'm sure I will gain a lot from bein...more
Thanksgiving Day Spiritual Practice
Can you imagine a national day of spiritual practice? That is exactly what Thanksgiving Day is. Giving thanks is a spiritual discipline. You can practice saying "thank you" for happy and challen...more