When the Blessed One had said these things, he greeted them all, saying, "Peace be with you! Bear my peace within yourselves! Beware that no one lead you astray saying 'Look over here!' Or 'Look over there!' For the Child of Humanity is within you! Follow it! Those who seek it will find it. Go then and proclaim the good news of the realm. Do not lay down any rules beyond what I determined for you, nor give a law like the lawgiver,. lest you be confined by it." When he had said this, he departed.
I'm Steve. I'm something of a spiritual nomad. I belong to an interdenominational church (UCC, Disciples, UMC, and PC). I'm also a member of the Soka Gakkai International. I've also been influenced by Paganism and Hinduism, so I'm all over the place. "Double-belonging" doesn't quite capture it for me.
I enjoy non-canonical scripture, as well as reading scripture from all sorts of different traditions.
I'm glad to be here.
Gratitude - Jan 20, 202
My perception of reality has changed; I think for the better. I'm not angry anymore.
Accepting that some days I'm not going to be able to be productive, and having faith that somehow, things will work out. Accepting that I'm doing what I can when I can without burning myself out. Giving myself time to recover and heal from past trauma. Not holding myself accountable to anyone but myself.
Some days will still be very difficult. Some days I will not be okay. And that's okay.
Gratitude - Jan 11, 2022
I'm thankful for music. I'm thankful that I can feel a certain way, and find a song that helps me to process that feeling more fully.
I'm thankful that I've gotten over a difficult slump and I'm motivated and actually getting work done, in January, and in spite of Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Gratitude - Jan 10, 2022
Something clicked once again in watching Ram Dass videos on Gaia, both in terms of making a peace with my past, and reaffirming that I'm on the right path now, both professionally and spiritually.
I'm thankful for the rush of inspiration I've experienced in developing content, killing my editor, and finding the confidence to put myself out there.
Gratitude - Jan 9, 2022, abuse adj
I'm thankful to have reached out to that friend I mentioned yesterday, and we're going to Zoom this week and catch up.
I'm thankful that I took some time to watch some videos on narcissism this weekend, and got a better understanding of what happened in that friendship I had to end.
Gratitude - Jan 7, 2022, and subtoot
1. Playne meditation game, which helps me stay disciplined about daily meditation.
2. My husband, the most supportive and wonderful person I've ever been blessed to have in my life.
3. The freedom to work for myself doing something I believe in and am passionate about.
5. My home, and the very real prospects of fixing it up this year.
6. Being in the incredibly privileged position of not having to leave the house for anything at this moment.
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M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary NYC, Congregationalist Christian (United Church of Christ) and Nichiren Buddhist (Soka Gakkai). Queer, ex-Catholic, and heterodox af.
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