The Seeker

In between times …is NOW.


Less is More

Let Go and Let God

Let Go and Let God

The Spirituality of Subtraction

Meister Eckhart said, “The spiritual life has much more to do with subtraction than it does with addition.” All great spirituality is about letting go. But we have grown up with a capitalist worldview, and it has blinded our spiritual seeing. We tend to think at almost every level that more is better, even though, as E. F. Schumacher said years ago, “less is more.”

There is an alternative worldview. There is a worldview in which all of us can succeed. It isn’t a win/lose capitalist worldview where only a few win and most lose. It’s a win/win worldview—if we’re willing to let go and if we’re willing to recognize that this, right here, right now, is enough. This is all I need. But that can only be true if we move to the level of being and away from the levels of doing and acquiring.

True religion is always pointing us toward being. At that level we experience enoughness, abundance, more than enoughness. If we’ve never been introduced to that world, we will of course try to satisfy ourselves with possessions, accomplishments, important initials after our names, fancy cars, beautiful homes—none of which are bad in themselves. They’re only unable to satisfy; and that’s exactly why we need more and more of them. As the Twelve-Steppers say, “We need more and more of what does not work.” If it worked, we would not need more of it!

“Gateway to Silence: Let go and let God.”

Adapted from The Art of Letting Go: Living the Wisdom of Saint Francis
Meditation by: Richard Rohr


Lazy days of summer, loving it

 (click to listen to the song of Nat King Cole) Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.

Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

Loving it.


Photo Quote

“To those leaning
on the sustaining infinite,
to-day is big with blessings.”

Mary Baker Eddy
Silence and Health with Key to the Scriptures

I like quotes. I read this from a photo posted by John Etheridge at THE BOOK OF BOKEH in a series of miscellaneous shots.  And I commented I like it.  In his response, I received this photo from him via e-mail that is the other photo of a quote on a building in Boston.
Photo from John Etheridge

Do I like it?  Of course, I do.  Thank you, John!

And this is how John signs off his e-mail:

I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. - Emo Philips


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