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FORTY-FIVE YEARS IS JUST A START: Q&A with author Max Reif on his spiritual journey with Meher Baba

Max Reif is the author of Toward an Interior Sun, recently published by The Mindful Word. Below are his in-depth answers to eight questions we […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Dec 5, 2016

LAUGH YOUR WAY TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS: An exploration of the complex yet uplifting nature of humour

A laugh fest Recently I was at a spiritual retreat. One afternoon, the women were scheduled to have a tea, to share memories of some […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 9, 2016

EGO, THE REAL CONSPIRACY: Volatile discussions during this election cycle and what my life has shown me

Some very tough choices This election cycle has necessitated the grappling with some very thorny choices! These involve not only what candidate to support, but […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.them...
by The Mindful Word on Jun 14, 2016

PLUNGING BACK INTO ART: Reflections on Jung and the creative process in 5 new works

Art, from the start As a small child I liked to draw Havana-like, royal palm-lined streets full of bistros. However, after my seventh-grade art teacher—whom […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themi...
by The Mindful Word on Jun 1, 2016

FALLING OFF THE MAP: A journey to hell and back

Note: Sections in smaller type denote flashbacks to an earlier time.  Part One: Kessler 1.  Something whizzes by my head and on beyond, as I […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Apr 16, 2016

ADIEU, RIVENDELL: Leaving God to find God [Part 2 of 2]

Cyber-launch I’d arrived in St. Louis in mid-July and had moved into The Cambridge by the first week of August [see Part 1]. A week […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Jan 29, 2016

ADIEU, RIVENDELL: Leaving God to find God [Part 1 of 2]

Part I Flight under cover of darkness I walk out of my house at 4 a.m., carrying my duffel bag and guitar, and make sure […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Jan 16, 2016

ME AND HUCK FINN: Long-ago riverboat days

In the summer of 1974 I worked for a month on a towboat, pushing barges up and down the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. This was […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Feb 20, 2015

COMING TO BABA: My 43-Year Romance With Meher Baba

The following story is an excerpt from Max Reif’s forthcoming book, Toward an Interior Sun. 1. I first encountered the name Meher Baba while walking […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfu...
by The Mindful Word on Sep 27, 2014

LADDER OF RENEWAL: A saga in paint and words

Part I: The Defeat These paintings were done during a time of great inner turmoil. I had longed all my life to be a permanent […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Jun 15, 2014

IRWIN AND THE AVATAR: A love story for the ages [book review]

IRWIN AND THE AVATAR:A love story for the ages Irwin Luck [Meher Baba Archives, 400 pages] The year was 1959. It was a few years […] The post IRWIN AND THE AVATAR: A love story for the ages [book review] appeared first on The Mindful Word. Con...
by The Mindful Word on Mar 12, 2014

FARE TO MALCOLM BLISS: A story by Max Reif

Martin was driving east in his taxi down Delmar Boulevard, just inside the city limits. Blocks of dark tenements and closed shops went by in […] The post FARE TO MALCOLM BLISS: A story by Max Reif appeared first on The Mindful Word. ...
by The Mindful Word on Nov 4, 2013

FARE TO MALCOLM BLISS: A story by Max Reif

Martin was driving east in his taxi down Delmar Boulevard, just inside the city limits. Blocks of dark tenements and closed shops went by in […] The post FARE TO MALCOLM BLISS: A story by Max Reif appeared first on The Mindful Word. ...
by The Mindful Word on Nov 4, 2013

WHAT THE HEART WANTS: Raw, heartfelt poems

WHAT THE HEART WANTS:Raw, heartfelt poems Alice Klein [Sheriar Books, 130 pages] The reader of Alice Klein’s What the Heart Wants will receive a great […] The post WHAT THE HEART WANTS: Raw, heartfelt poems appeared first on The Mindful Word.
by The Mindful Word on Oct 4, 2013

HAPPY RE-BIRTHDAY TO ME!: A personal essay by Max Reif

January 17, 2013 Thirty-seven years ago today, on January 17, 1976, in my 28th year, I walked into a room at the Downtowner Motel in[...] READ MORE>> ...
by The Mindful Word on Jan 30, 2013


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