Spring Gillard

Living in Joy

Whatever you do, make it an offering to me – the food you eat, the sacrifices you make, the help you give, even your suffering. – Bhagavad Gita

We can’t give anyone joy or security by increasing her bank account or adding to his collection of vintage wines. Of course, a well-chosen gift […]



Yesterday Christians celebrated the feast of “epiphany.” The day primarily commemorates the visit of the Three Magi to the baby Jesus, revealing his Christ nature to the world. Catholics traditionally take their Christmas tree down the day after Epiphany. In honour of this feast, I thought I’d post something from another […]

Sitting Still

This is a thought for the day from Eknath Easwaran. I’m quite sure he would add cell phones to the list of activities we need to quell if he were alive today. Are you up for a text free Sunday?

All human evil comes from […]


Received this lovely message in an electronic postcard from the Blue Mountain Centre of Meditation. Wise words from Eknath Easwaran on the power of being gentle. You can watch the short video clip here.

In my vocabulary, gentle is a very beautiful word. I find gentle people so beautiful, so good to be […]