Dear Folks -
The full text of my "life talk" - Spiritual Fruits, Not Religious Nuts - is below. However, this is one of those times when I encourage you to listen to the presentation. Some significant information precedes the written text about the ego and Self that is vital to understanding the material that follows it. I contend that two of the biggest blocks to our hearing the authentic message of Jesus are commercialization and "the church." Examples of each are given. Jesus was a Jewish mystic whose message was about being enlightened and living in the present. Contemplative living is one of the ways we can accomplish this.