Comfortable With Uncertainty

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

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Summary for April 15, 2018

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Dear Folks -

I called this week’s talk -

“Comfortable With Uncertainty”

One of the things that marks living in the gap between the “no-longer” and the “not-yet” is a high degree of ambiguity. Thomas Berry, the eco-theologian I quote in the talk says it clearly: We live between stories. The old story that sustained us and which we new so well is no longer working and a new story is not yet in place. Michael Dowd makes a difference between what he calls “flat-earth faith” and “ evolutionary faith.” He doesn’t mean that people who hold to “faith-earth faith” actually believe the world is flat. What he means is that the doctrines and rituals that  many adhere to were crafted in a time when people actually did believe the world was flat. Our psycho/spiritual work involved embracing the truth that the opposite of faith is not doubt. The opposite of faith is certitude.

That is a very brief summary or the talk I offered in Ordinary Life this week.

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,

Bill Kerley

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