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Greetings, Friends. We want to draw your attention today to the latest book by S&P friend Thomas Moore. He is profiled in our Living Spiritual Teachers Project, and we have reviewed 19 of his books, going back to his international bestseller Care of the Soul. He has already led 10 popular e-courses for S&P and a new one, Myth and Psyche, starts today.

Over the years, we have noticed some things about Thomas Moore's work. While usually focusing on the art of soulful living, he is incredibly eclectic in where he looks through that lens. He finds soul in relationships, education, sex, religion, work, health care, aging, and therapy. He's translated and commented on the Gospels and weaves quotations from other sacred texts and literary sources throughout his books. We've learned a lot from him about everyday spirituality.

We look forward to every new book by Thomas Moore because they are often so surprising. His latest is especially so. He offers 40 short stories and thoughts from the spiritual traditions, folktales, literature, and his own life and then comments on what each has to say about emptiness. We have never thought of emptiness in these many ways. One of them is sure to strike you as just the path you need to follow today!

Relishing silence, solitude, and emptyness,

The S&P Team

Read our review and an excerpt for The Eloquence of Silence


On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Texas, with news that the Civil War was over and the last remaining slaves were free. Americans now celebrate Juneteenth -- also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day -- as a federal holiday.

Juneteenth is a day to recognize the truth of U.S. history, and to realize that Black Americans continue to face the aftermath of more than 250 years of slavery, including institutionalized racism and systemic dehumanization. (You can learn more about this in our Racism topic.) Juneteenth calls Americans to come together, work together, transcend divides, stand in solidarity, and celebrate unity. It is a day to strengthen our efforts to ensure that the history of Black Americans is remembered in our generation and future generations. It is a day to renew our commitment to fulfill our country’s promise, pairing our sense of hope with a demand for change: to be advocates for racial and economic justice for all.

See resources to celebrate the promise of freedom and equality.

You Hurt My Feelings

This film is an insightful comedy about the epidemic of lying and the lack of trust afoot on all levels of society. Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars as a writer who finds it difficult to trust her husband after her tells a little white lie about her latest book. This is the seventh film by writer and director Nicole Holofcener to deal with emotional intelligence.

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Off the Page

S&P's Contributing Editor, Jon M. Sweeney, had a Live on Facebook “Off the Page" conversation with editors Kathleen Deignan and Libby Osgood about their book Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours. If you missed our live event on June 7, 2023, you can still watch the replay of their engaging conversation on the page with our review.

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Resources for Your Spiritual Journey to Carry You Forward

A Pearl of Wisdom

Calmness is always Godlike.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Proverb to Ponder

If one possesses contentment,

less or more wealth makes no difference.

— Tibetan Proverb

A Short Prayer

I ask for the grace

to let go of my own concerns

and be open to what God is asking of me,

to let myself be guided and

formed by my loving Creator.

— from Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2015

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