The human opportunity is to transform flashes of illumination into abiding light. -- Huston Smith
Scholar and teacher, Huston Smith's The World's Religions was the first book I remember reading on any religious or spiritual subject matter. (A few chapters in a child's illustrated version of the Bible doesn't count.) I was 28 years old.
The main purpose of this weblog is personal, but I thought there was no reason not to share it. I intend for it to be an (almost) daily practice for myself of gratitude and of sharing words of love, wisdom, compassion, joy, happiness, abundance, and unity. The selections will come from a variety of sources and not any one specific tradition. I invite you to rejuvenate in this oasis and sanctuary in the blogosphere.
I named it "pointing to the moon" because at the same time it's good to be reminded not to mistake the map for the territory. And to me, everything but Source is a metaphor. And these words and your reading of the words are further symbols. Thus, I titled the blog "Pointing to the Moon" so I am re-minded that the finger pointing to the moon is not the "moon" itself.
I intend to be brief in commentary (if you are a reader of my other blog, Crossroads Dispatches, you will doubt this). I want to let the words that I select speak for themselves and resonate with you directly without my own filter. If you are called to write or ask a question, please do and we can engage in a dialogue.