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Spiritual angst in a time of a global pandemic

By Daleyoung | March 26, 2020

Two thousand years of Religious doctrine that judges and condemns people to hell may have people away from religion. A consequence is that they also turn away from spirituality, perhaps thinking it’s the same thing. Many people say, “I’m spiritual, but not religious.”  Many others simply ignore everything related to spiritual or religious conversations. In…

Love in a time of Coronavirus anxiety

By Daleyoung | March 15, 2020

This morning I went to the grocery store and couldn’t find an available cart; all the carts were in use by shoppers desperate to buy food and supplies before they ran out—a sure sign of coronavirus-anxiety. I overheard one shopper ask an employee, “When do you expect to get in more eggs?” Besides toilet paper,…

Human Connection vs. Social Media

By Daleyoung | February 27, 2020

At a book club meeting this week, we discussed the crisis of fake human connection. We are more connected than ever through our cell phones and computers, but people feel a deep absence of authentic human connection. We talked about when meaningful human connections happen. Our group facilitator mentioned riding his motorcycle from Miami to…

Feeling rejected?

By Daleyoung | January 30, 2020

“ Nobody loves me. Everybody hates me. I think I’ll eat some worms.” One of my best friends in High School would frequently say, “Nobody loves me. Everybody hates me. I think I’ll eat some worms.” He would say it like he was joking, and we would laugh, but looking back and reflecting on his…

Upgrade your crystal ball. It’s a New Year; Be who you are to become.

By Daleyoung | January 4, 2020

At a job interview, the human resources recruiter asked the applicant, “What is your life story?” No one had ever asked her that question and in a spontaneous moment, she decided to be completely transparent. “I broke free from a bad relationship,” she said. “My husband was abusive, and I lost my self-confidence and my…

“How many days after a person dies, does the soul hang around?”

By Daleyoung | November 29, 2019

“How many days after a person dies, does the soul hang around?” That was one of many questions asked by the 40+ participants in the grief support workshop this past weekend near Guatemala City. I went to Guatemala, thinking that we would be discussing questions about grief related to the hundreds that died from the…

All Saints Day

By Daleyoung | November 5, 2019

            While visiting Mexico City on their Halloween and Day of the Dead, a Mexican family invited me to go with them to Xochimilco to the festival of the Dia de los Muertos. Masses of people squeezed through the narrow streets past food stands and vendors of articles related to the Day of the Dead.…

7 reasons why heroes thrive while others are falling apart

By Daleyoung | September 27, 2019

It was 3:34 a.m. in Lota, Chile when Marta woke up to screams and a deep rumbling sound. Everything shook, and when she tried to stand up, she felt like a sailor in a storm. She reached for the walls to steady herself, but they shook and trembled. She didn’t know it yet, but she…

Has our nation lost its soul?

By Daleyoung | August 16, 2019

Religious volunteers are arrested because they offered water and food to new immigrants. Our police officers are shot at by terrorists who out-gun them with their AK-47s and the “rights” of the terrorists are protected more than the lives of the police officers or the citizens they try to protect. Our government goes to court…

Leap: A poem dedicated to all soul seekers

By Daleyoung | July 7, 2019

Leap It is time now Forget all the garbage That has filled you. Be renewed in your mind, Truly renewed; transformed. The grub in the cocoon is ready, More than ready To be released. Love is calling. Life is calling. Spirit is calling. The seed that was and is and will be Can no longer…