The Talmud reads, "Never pray in a room without windows." Never pray without the world in mind, in other words. The purpose of the spiritual life is not to save us from reality. It is to enable us to go on co-creating it.
Someone recently asked if I still do advice on my blog. The answer? A resounding yes. You ask the questions, I'll provide the best response I can. And remember...if you choose to take my advice, you are responsible for the outcome and the buck stops with you. I'm just saying.