Teachers and Tradition AND Trusting Yourself

ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life


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Summary of January 11, 2015

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Dear Folks -

I encourage you to check out the Ordinary Life website. There, on the Events section, you will find information about many important upcoming events.

I continue, in the “ life talks" I create to offer in Ordinary Life, base my reflections on my reading of the Gospel of Thomas. Though all of this text rubs our faces in the difficult territory of “non-duality,” this week’s is especially so.

In summary, if we want to grow in emotional and spiritual intelligence, we must have teachers to lead and point us. However, the openness and willingness to do the difficult - but enriching and exciting - work involved in this growth is strictly up to us. We have to have teachers and stand in a tradition. And, we have to trust ourselves. Not one at one time and one at another. But, paradoxically, both at the same time.

Below you will find a link to the text I used this week. As usual, the audio has additions and ad-libs. Below you can also find links to the presentation slides and the audio. I hope you find it helpful. And, I hope the world benefits from the work we do individually. It is my faith that this is so.

Be well!

Much love,

Bill Kerley

To read the complete text of the talk click here

To view the presentation slides click here

To listen to the audio use the link below