Monthly Archives: August 2012

Nice vs. Kind

When I checked my Facebook account today, two postings appeared directly next to each other. The first: “God doesn’t want us to spread words that hurt, He wants us to spread nice words.” from Veggie Tales (children’s videos at And directly below this, a post from Byron Katie said, “Hurt feelings or discomfort of […]

Re-Wiring My Brain for Non-Dualism (The Kingdom of Heaven)

I’ve known for a long time that I need to return to a committed meditation practice. I am more aware of my anguish and yet somehow more peaceful when meditation is part of my life. So, who is educating me and moving me right now to launch this endeavor again? Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, an Episcopal […]

The Broken Bits

“Gather the fragments left over, so that nothing will be wasted.” – Jesus, after feeding the multitude This little morsel was part of the reading at Mass a couple of weeks ago and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. As a post-Evangelical, ex-fundamentalist, semi-Agnostic, mystic, Buddhist Catholic universalist (or something along those lines), I […]

Getting Started

It seems appropriate to start my blog explaining the title: Luminous Immensity. It describes my artistic appraisal of both the physical/cosmic universe as well as the universe infinitely present within all of us. When I feel my place in this radiant and grand cosmos, I am happy, grounded, and life is satisfying to me. When […]