Providence
May14

Providence

 William Hutchinson Murray (1913-1996) “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events...

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Grace
Apr08

Grace

“…Grace shows up in the portal of not knowing. When the heart is clenched tight, whether in anger or certitude, in fear or in grief, grace coaxes the fist open, looks into the palm and reads there a lifeline of a larger possibility. Grace is an open hand, extended to the stranger, to the loved one, to the wounded one within. It is the open hand of relationship, of kindness, of blessing.” – Karen Hering Salt of...

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Articles on Men’s Issues
Mar10

Articles on Men’s Issues

Men’s Spirituality – Donald Bisson – “Men bleed too. Men grieve the loss of their children through divorce, separation, work assignments and illnesses. They seek out relationships to fill the hunger, pain and loneliness of life’s struggles. They ponder the great mysteries…”   Masculine Spirituality – By Richard Rohr, O.F.M. – Masculine spirituality. Perhaps the term sounds...

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The Spirit Carriers
Nov12

The Spirit Carriers

Perhaps this is a time to go within; reflect and remind ourselves of who we are, what our role is in the world and to hold ourselves to a higher purpose. (Two quotes and a video short I thought worth sharing) – “In my view of the world there are people whom I would call ‘Spirit Carriers’.  Servants who nurture the human spirit are Spirit Carriers. They serve to connect those who do the work of the world, or who...

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A New Perspective on Male Spirituality
Oct17

A New Perspective on Male Spirituality

In the last few decades we have started to see a re-awakening of our awareness of the Sacred Masculine. This consciousness is not confined to men – although men are the group in our society who are often out-of-touch with their spiritual essence. In the same way that both men and women have a feminine aspect to their conscious make-up, so too do both genders have a masculine aspect. For over two thousand years many cultures have...

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A Return To Love
Sep18

A Return To Love

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights...

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Spirituality in the Workplace
Sep11

Spirituality in the Workplace

  Is it possible to bridge our spiritual principles and practices successfully into the workplace? This is a conversation worth having within the Men’s Fellowship Network. There are countless resources available that speak to spirituality in the workplace and personal success. Below are a couple with which to open the conversation. I invite you to share your favorite books, videos and resources. We will do our best to...

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Male Spirituality
Aug24

Male Spirituality

What is male spirituality? What does it mean? What is its essence? Fr. Richard Rohr, in this interview on Male Spirituality provides excellent insights. As well, check out his article on Masculine Spirituality on our Articles on Men’s Issues page.   Masculine Spirituality – By Richard Rohr, O.F.M. – Masculine spirituality.  Perhaps the term sounds new, different, even wrong or unnecessary.  Why would we bother...

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Rumi
May17

Rumi

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ― Rumi “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic...

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Russell Brand – Intention and Attention
Feb08

Russell Brand – Intention and Attention

Irreverent in a traditionally spiritual sense and with a track record that could easily be damned by some, nonetheless, Russell Brand speaks his own spiritual truth in a fashion that speaks to at least a good portion of  Generation Y, the Millennials, Generation Next and Generation Z, who believe all institutions are suspect, are disenchanted with life, and who are seeking to find themselves. Generation Name Births Starting Births...

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