ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life
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Summary for August 23, 2015
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Dear Folks -
First, there is an Ordinary Life Happy Hour this Friday night. Details are on the Events Page of the website.
As for this week’s talk -
Two animals have contributed to our language. The badger, because of its tenacity, gives us the verb “to badger.” If there is something we want, we will sometimes badger someone until we get it. The weasel, because of its ability to get out of tight places, gives us the verb “to weasel.” If someone asks us to do something we don’t want to do, we can figure out a way to weasel out of it.
I badger people about having a daily practice. In this talk I give my evolving definition of such a practice. I have developed this from time spent with James Finley and his works.
Further, if we have experiences insights that have contributed to our own growth in spiritual values, we are to share those with those around us. Don’t, according to the teaching of Jesus, “hide your light under a bucket."
So, we have a practice in order to change the world. We have a practice in order to keep the world from changing us.
This is one of those talks where the presentation slides that accompanied it are essential to “get the whole story."
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