Category Archives: Current 09 – Spirituality

Spirituality: My Introduction

In my studies at Mundelein College in the late 1980’s and early ‘90’s, I explored a number of social issues, including sexism, racism, ecology, and ethics. As I pondered the complexity of these issues, one day I began to search for a synthesis in what I was learning. I asked myself, “What do all these social problems have in common? What is at their root?” Continue reading

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Leading the Way To Understanding Spiritual Maturity

Margaret Placenta Johnston is an optometrist who spent her career dedicated to helping her patients to see more clearly. Several years ago, however, she embarked upon a quite different, though similarly motivated task: to help us all see more clearly what it means to evolve toward spiritual maturity on the inside – something she admits is not easily visible to the naked eye and therefore is not as clearly understood by most of us. Continue reading

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Re-Thinking The Role Of Spirituality In Being Human

The paradigm shift we presently are undergoing as a human community includes an awakening to new revelations about the nature of what it means to be human. Continue reading

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Committing To A Healthy Spirituality

When I was in my early twenties, I went through a period in which I rebelled against the institutional Catholic Church of my upbringing. I stopped attending weekly Mass, or having any conscious connection with a parish. Continue reading

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Spirituality For “Real” Life

Making spirituality operative in our “real” lives today starts with how we make meaning in our lives. Each of us walks around with a mental map in our minds constructed in large part by lessons we learned from others. These lessons attempt to address the deep questions of our existence Continue reading

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Facing Questions That Are “Soul-Sized”

This site is an attempt to record the process of my own conscious evolution. Much of that evolution has taken place through how I have sought and found answers to the “soul-size” questions in my own life. Continue reading

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New Answers to Ancient Questions

According to scientific observers, we humans have three primary characteristics distinguishing us from other creatures inhabiting our Earth: we walk upright on two legs, we use tools, and we ask questions. Continue reading

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