Moving Out of the Arena of Being Run and Ruined By Fear

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

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Summary for August 18, 2019

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Dear Folks -

Fear is running and ruining individual lives and the cultures that contain us. As people interested in growing in experiencing and expressing the virtues of peace, love, joy, patience and humility; we have a responsibility, I believe, to seek out the root causes of fear and move out of the arena where fear is in control. That, in a sentence or two, is what the talk I offered in Ordinary Life this week sought to address. I began with Neil Douglas-Klotz’s rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer” as a way to ground us. Then talked about how our projections of both our unconscious and our shadows block us from treating other people as we ourselves would like to be treated. I also spoke about how rare it is for us to be here and how we can use the Five Mindfulness Trainings to extend the practice of compassion into our various worlds. I called the talk -

Moving Out of the Arena of Being Run and Ruined by Fear

That is a very brief summary of the talk I offered this week in Ordinary Life. As if often the case, I think the audio version is different and, I think, better than the text.

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