On Religion

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.”

Seneca the Younger

What Does It Mean To Be Human?

“History has revealed too many people who have tried to be spiritual before they have learned how to be human! It is a major problem. Maybe this is why Jesus came to model humanity for us – much more than divinity. . . . Get the ordinary human thing down, and you will have all the spirituality that you can handle.”  

Richard Rohr


Good In The Worst Of Us

“There is good in the worst of us and bad in the best of us. Nobody is 100% anything. Even the worst of humans are still in fact, human. If we realize the evil as well as the virtue that we are capable of, only then will we understand the nature of humanity thoroughly

-E.R. Hughes

Do your work then step back…

“When starting a new task, project or anything of importance, let us remember to quote the Tao Te Ching, “The only path to serenity is to do your work and then step back.” Till the soil, plant your seeds, meet your needs and let it grow. Don’t keep digging it up to see if it has manifested yet. Leave that to forces outside of your control. That is like ripping off your cast every week to see if your arm has healed yet. Do everything that you can within your control and trust that things will work out however they may.”

-R.B. Royal