What if…Life could be easy?

“What if….” I used to use this phrase a lot. “What if I had more time to do what I love?” “What if I had enough money to give it away?” “What if my relationships were peaceful and nurturing? Drama free?” But I have a radically new question I ask now. “How can this be easy?” Can you imagine a bright...

The Rabbi’s Gift

Forest Chapel. Painting by Karl Friedrich Lessing (Adapted from M.Scott Peck’s book on The Different Drum: Community Making & Peace) Once a great order, a decaying monastery had only five monks left. The order was dying. In the surrounding deep woods, there was a little hut that a Rabbi from a nearby town used from time to time. The monks always knew the...