Category: 5) Pearls

The Three Faces of Evil

By far and away, the most popular podcast on this website is the one about the Three Faces of Evil. These are: materialism, separation and confusion. Let’s look more closely at each, uncovering their ills, their upsides, and the way out. The Ills First up is materialism. It’s hard to fault anyone for getting lost here, since we do indeed…

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The Road to Peace and Harmony

God and the devil were walking through a garden, when God paused and pointed: “Aren’t these beautiful flowers?” God said. “Why, yes,” the devil agreed. “They are lovely. Here, let me organize them for you.” Rules and structures are everywhere. Many seem placed outside of us, put upon us, as it were. Necessary, it seems, to keep us in line.…

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Finding Forgiveness: One Tough Nut

When I got sober twenty-some years ago, I was told that the biggest reason people relapse is because of resentments. They’ll not only drive people to drink, resentments can drive huge wedges between otherwise peace-loving people. “The only thing you need to start a new meeting,” said one recovering alcoholic, “is a coffee pot and a resentment.” There are a…

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