Notice Joan Halifax does not say we need religion; rather she writes we need a "spiritual practice". The emphasis is on practice; it must be practiced each day in order for it to work when we need it most.
"I feel at peace among these looming rocks, the cloud swirl and wind- whirled snow, as if the earth had opened up to take me in."page 159 The Snow Leopard (1978), could be criticized as misleading since this is not a book about the mysterious Leopard of the high altitudes of the Himalayas. The purpose… Continue reading Death and Grieving in Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard