ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life
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Summary for February 25, 2018
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Dear Folks -
In continuing to speak on the theme of living between “the no-longer” and “the not-yet” I spoke this week about the need for a “new theology.” That is, a renewed understanding of who we are - identity - and how we are to live - purpose. These matters have been at the center of all wise and useful spirituality in all times and places.
When one looks at human behavior around the globe and in this country, it is clear that we need a new, or renewed, understanding of these matters. In the book, “The Book of Joy,” the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu both clearly state that what is needed to address our situation is education. This isn’t an education about math or reading. It is, rather, an education into our true nature and the need for empathy and cooperation on a global scale if we are to survive.
We also need a new way to think about the Sacred. I use my understanding of the oldest writing in the Jewish/Christian canon to speak to this point - the book of Job. What sense can we make of suffering if God is loving?
I ended this talk with my effort to state in words what cannot be stated in words - namely, what is non-duality in the spiritual understanding.
That’s a brief summary of the talk I offered in Ordinary Life this week.
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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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