Seeking What Cannot Be Given

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

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Summary for March 26, 2017

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Dear Folks -

The title I gave to the talk I offered in Ordinary Life this week is -

Seeking What Cannot Be Given

I began with the acknowledgement that doing psycho-spiritual work is intended to disturb us. We can so easily be distracted by a multitude of other matters or simply fall asleep that we miss the realm of reality that spiritual masters seek to show us. At the heart of the teachings of Jesus are admonitions to seek. We can’t find something that we think we already have. Spiritual teachings that participate in “the house of wisdom” are not about morality or beliefs but, rather, about geography. They show us where and how to stand. As an illustration of wisdom’s willingness to hold the tension of opposites, I told a story about one of my early religious and spiritual heroes, Will Campbell. Campbell was a colorful, Mississippi-born white civil rights activist. The story I told was about the time a statement he made that included everyone upset those who were working to “include everyone.”

That’s a brief summary of the talk. As is often the case, the audio version slightly is different from the actual text from which I spoke. You can read the text, access the audio version and the presentation slides using the links below..

If you are reading this, I want you to know how grateful I am for and to you.

Be well and much love,

Bill Kerley

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