Posts Tagged ‘Brother David Steindl-Rast’

A Good Day

December 13, 2009

Brother David Steindl-Rast (photograph by Jim Nichols)

This five-minute video is narrated by Brother David Steindl-Rast, an Austrian-American Roman Catholic theologian and Benedictine monk. A widely respected advocate of interfaith dialogue, Steindl-Rast is a thought leader on topics such as gratitude, positive psychology and the relationship between spirituality and science.

This short video is a compelling reminder to appreciate all the blessings that each day brings and that we so easily take for granted. It begins:

You think this is just another day in your life. It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you today.

So simple, yet so powerful.

May you (more…)

Every Moment, Every Day Is Spiritual

April 17, 2009


Brother David Steindl-Rast (photograph by Jim Nichols)

Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate
 department of life, the penthouse of our existence.  But rightly understood,
 it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being.  Someone 
will say, “I come alive when I listen to music,” or “I come to life
 when I garden,” or “I come alive when I play golf.”  Wherever we
 come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual.  And then we
 can say, “I know at least how one is spiritual in that area.”  To be
 vital, awake, aware, in all areas of our lives, is the task that 
is never accomplished, but it remains the goal.
Brother David Steindl-Rast

Wise words. Spirituality is (more…)