The Integral Company Blog

  1. Often, when conversation turns to practice, I hear the following: “I really don’t have a practice.” I no longer believe this to be true.
  2. Intimacy is not just with other; it is with the self.
    Posted 16 weeks 1 day ago
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  3. The Art of Boxing, George Bellows
    Today, fueled by intertwined dreams, reading, and conversations, I’m musing on the capacity of the Divine Being that we are to be simultaneously impatient in our yearning to unfold, to create new
  4. Our yearning to heal, to grow, to evolve, is nothing less than the sacred life force that animates all of existence. It is as natural as water’s yearning to flow downhill. 
    Posted 16 weeks 4 days ago
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  5. Each of us navigates a unique “rift” in our intimacy with the Divine. Our deep yearning, sometimes buried so deep we do not even recognize it as such, is the healing of that rift.
  6. From two millenia ago, Seneca's third letter casts a prescient spotlight on the Facebook era, in which one can have a couple of thousand "friends" and yet have nobody with whom one can (or should)
    Posted 31 weeks 5 days ago
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  7. Seneca, in his second letter (in the collection I'm enjoying), references his "enemy", Epicurus by offering this quote: “contented poverty is an honorable estate.”
  8. We are dying daily. We are mistaken when we look forward to death. Whatever years be behind us are in death's hands.* * *
    Posted 32 weeks 17 hours ago
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  9. We live in a world of outrageous pain. The only response to outrageous pain is outrageous love.
  10. Love is not based on the willingness to listen, to understand the problems of others, or to tolerate their otherness.
    Posted 1 year 11 weeks ago
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  11. Food
    Like so many life activities, with food preparation it is not so much about what you do as it is about the state of mind you bring to the doing.
  12. Double Helix
    Last April I made the move from vegetarian (which I had been for about a year) to vegan. I also gave up processed sugars and modern grains (e.g., wheat and corn). 
  13. Zen Mountain Monastery
    This is how the Meal Gatha that I learned at the Zen Mountain Monastery begins. It continues:
  14. Dinner at Marmalade
    There is nothing new about suggesting that eating can be the subject of spiritual practice.
  15. Shalom Mountain
    At the core of my practice for the last 19 years has been the Principles and Skills of Loving.