Found in Translation

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


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Summary for April 2, 2017

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Dear Folks -

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

Found In Translation

One of the most precious gifts we can give or receive is the gift of understanding and being understood. The fact that there are so many, many ways for us to miss each other makes any kind of real dialogue that takes place between us a true miracle.

A spiritual teaching that is so profound that it has worked its way into the language of almost every culture as a proverbial saying is, “Don’t cast your pearls before pigs.” There are pearls of wisdom to be spoken and heard. We must use discernment and discrimination in speaking them. Further, we must work not to be in the category of “pigs.” It’s a dilemma. We are cautioned both not to cast our pearls before pigs and not to be pigs. However, if wise and useful truths are to go forward they must be spoken. How do we deal with this? How do we experience finding and being found in the miracle of dialogue?

That’s a brief summary of the talk. As is often the case, the audio version is somewhat different from the actual text from which I spoke - there are several additional “bits” that got added in the delivery. You can read or download the text, find 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

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

To view the presentation slides, click here.

To listen to or download the audio of the talk, use the link below.