The Power of Ritual to Convey What Mere Words Cannot

The Power of Ritual to Convey What Mere Words Cannot

I am a big fan of ritual, especially when it has the capacity to convey meaning that might otherwise have been left unexpressed. Such ritual exists in abundance in my own tradition and in other faith traditions as well. Ritual in social interactions may vary from...

On Cultivating Habits to Live Your Life Well

There is a great danger lurking about – this generalized disdain for tradition, habit and ritual. This is because it is increasingly understood, in various fields of study, that cultivating the proper habits and rituals yields a disproportionately significant...

The Power of Ritual Keeps You Faithful

I don’t always find it easy to pray. Often I’m overtired, distracted, caught up in tasks, pressured by work, short on time, lacking the appetite for prayer or more strongly drawn to do something else. But I do pray daily, despite the fact that I often...