Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Careofthesoul.net relaunches with new features

Thomas Moore relaunches his site, Careofthesoul.net with a link to his March-April 2011 column, "Being a Spiritual Person", in Spirituality & Health magazine. In this piece, Moore shares:
"For me, there are three sources of a vital spirituality: First, know one religious tradition well, as in some way your own. I was born a Catholic and will always have that deep base. Second, learn many lessons and ideas from the inexhaustible resources of the many spiritual and religious traditions. Third, expand and deepen your spirituality in secular ways — through nature, the arts, philosophy, psychology, and science (without the secularism).

As a monk, I learned that work is prayer, that reading is a spiritual practice, and that fostering community in concrete ways is the heart of a spiritual way of life. I left the external monastic life behind, but I didn’t abandon these spiritual lessons. It isn’t that any work is automatically spiritual; you have to bend it toward contributing to humanity and protecting the natural world. Not all reading is spiritual; you can be selective, but I would include good novels on my list. And, as Buddhism teaches so well, community isn’t real unless it excludes no human nationality and no sentient beings."
Explore Moore's redesigned site and participate in his new Wordpress blog. (Comments are moderated.)