ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life
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Summary for January 7, 2018
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Dear Folks -
The talk I offered in Ordinary Life this week was designed to introduce a theme I want to follow this coming year. The theme is
Living Between “The No Longer” and “The Not Yet”
Though constant change is a part of life and living, a case can be made for our living in and through one of the more chaotic times in the history of this country.
Many of us live as part of both the “last” and the “first.” We are the last to know what life was like before the “digital revolution” and globalization that mark our times. And, we are the first to know what we know about the cosmos and the human brain.
As a spiritual teacher I want to focus on more specifically religious and spiritual matters. The biggest “no longer” that religious people and religious institutions have got to come to terms with or lose all possibility of remaining relevant is the death of a “theistic” notion of God. As I said in this talk: God is not a being. God is being itself.
In spite of overwhelming data to back up this shift in understand “what is,” there is a significant number of people who want to return to some former “golden age.” In the process of doing so, much damage is done, many divisions are created. This is quite contrary to the teachings of Jesus who said in everything he did that “every thing and ever one belongs.”
This is a very brief summary of the talk I gave this week in Ordinary Life.
You can read or download the text from which I spoke, view the presentation slides and listen to the audio of the talk 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,
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