A Metaphysical Pardon
Lao Tzu, it is said, grew so exasperated with the greed and lust for power in men, that he simply decided to leave. Stopping at a mountain pass for a breather, he was asked to share something of the wisdom which had guided him in his life. With a metaphysical pardon, he handed to the gatekeeper his "Dao De Jing" and proceeded into the wilderness...
I need to offer to you, dear friends, a metaphysical pardon as well! I have been quite ill for some time -- even ending up in ICU in a St. Paul hospital. But now home again and recovering! As you noticed, my writing on this website did virtually stop: but I am looking forward to sharing thoughts with you once again. On the very positive side, I believe that I have finally finished my "big book"! I am so looking forward to you reading "The Ragged-Man's Gospel"! If you have any ideas as to getting it from this computer and into your hands, I would love to hear them!
In the meantime, infinite blessings to one and all!
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.