From the Vicious to the Virtuous Cycle

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

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Summary for September 2, 2018

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Dear Folks -

I began this week’s talk with one of my favorite teaching stories - “The Guru’s Cat.” This led into raising what I have come to think is the most important spiritual, social and political question of our time: “How can we avoid being captured by the very dysfunctional archetypes that seem to run and ruin our world?” I used one of Jesus’ parables, “The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus,” to illustrate the point that we have eyes but don’t see. A video by Jane Elliott, “Being Black,” illustrates the point. To be given one’s sight is a miracle. Seeing is hard because we don’t so much live in the world of conventional wisdom as “conventional wisdom” lives in us. Our spiritual work is to provide the least resistance possible to the healing that wants to occur to happen. For this we need to have a spiritual practice and we need to have faith.

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

You can read or download the text from which I spoke, view the presentation slides, listen to the audio of the talk and/or watch the video 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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