ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life
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Summary of December 14, 2014
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Dear Folks -
Teachings designed to help us grow in emotional and spiritual intelligence are often playful, sometimes dissonant, always contemporary and frequently puzzling. This is one of the reasons people can get initially attracted to a spiritual path or practice and, then, just as quickly abandon it.
The talk I offered in Ordinary Life this week - “Listening Again For the First Time” - seeks to provide a space for one to decide to wake up every day with a commitment to see and live one’s true identity in the world.
Though we live in what Marcus Borg calls “a Jesus obsessed” culture. Most people don’t really know much about what Jesus said and/or meant. As an example of this, I quote Jim Palmer’s piece on the "Fifteen Things Jesus Didn’t Say” and then offer my own interpretation of the parable that most comprehensively depicts or summarizes all of Jesus’ teachings.
Below you will find a link tothe text I used this week. As is often the case, the audio is somewhat different. There are also links to the presentation slides and the audio.
To read the complete text click here
To view the presentation slides click here
To listen to the audio use the link below