Healing Life's Inevitable and Unavoidable Wounds

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

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Summary for May 15, 2016

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Dear Folks -

Life is difficult. So begins one of the most popular and influential books written in recent years, M. Scott Peck’s best-seller, “The Road Less Travelled.”

One of the reasons, not the only one to be sure, that many people have joined the growing number of those who call themselves, “Spiritual but NOT Religious” is because they feel that their religion has failed them. They have taken personally something that is an impersonal event and happens all the time and, eventually, to every one. People suffer. Life is difficult. We get sick, grow old and die and so do all we love. How can we deal with this?

Ironically, it is in the avoidance of life’s inevitable and unavoidable difficulties that we cause ourselves even more pain. In this talk I offer some suggestion for how to develop a more compassionate relationship to our own lives and, hopefully, a more empathetic relationship to the lives of others.

That is the gist of the talk offered in Ordinary Life this week. You’ll find the text of the talk, the presentation slides and audio version using the links below.

Be well and much love,

Bill Kerley

To read or download the text of the talk click here.

To view the presentation slides click here.

To listen to the audio version of the talk use the link below