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  • Privacy & Secrecy: A Boost or Bust for Finding Closeness

    Privacy & Secrecy: A Boost or Bust for Finding Closeness

    Mar 17, 2016 • 00:23:55

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes We all have needs: real, legitimate, have-a-right-to-have-them needs. One of these needs is for closeness. Another need, it turns out, is to have privacy. It’s not hard to imagine that these two can be tricky to weave together. Privacy, then, is not a nice-to-have, but…

  • Reading Between the Lines of the Lord’s Prayer

    Reading Between the Lines of the Lord’s Prayer

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:23:42

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes Within the lines of the Lord’s Prayer is everything—yes, everything—we need to live a glorious life. This is what makes the Lord’s Prayer the most beautiful of all prayers. OUR FATHER As we say these words softly inside ourselves, we can meditate on how this…

  • Exploring the Spiritual Nature of Political Systems

    Exploring the Spiritual Nature of Political Systems

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:27:48

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes We’re about to review the spiritual nature of political systems found on this planet. This includes monarchy and feudalism, socialism and communism, and capitalistic democracy. We will discover that each has a divine origin plus a handful of distortions….We’ll also see how each of them—in…

  • Debunking the Curious Superstition of Pessimism

    Debunking the Curious Superstition of Pessimism

    Mar 17, 2016 • 00:13:23

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes We humans are a superstitious lot. There is one insidious form of superstition—pessimism—that is the hidden culprit behind many of our disappointments in life… It all starts with an inner attitude that goes something like this: “If I believe that something good may happen, I…

  • Preparing for Reincarnation: Every Life Counts

    Preparing for Reincarnation: Every Life Counts

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:28:38

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes We each have a Book of Life and everything gets written down in it, for everything in every life counts. As such, every incarnation is meticulously planned by carefully following the information contained in our “general ledger”… Be careful about comparing, judging and generalizing. Our…

  • Unwinding Humanity’s Relationship with Time

    Unwinding Humanity’s Relationship with Time

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:21:23

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes Imagine we live in a great big house that has one room we don’t use, so it becomes a room for storage. We push a few things into it helter-skelter and if we had to tidy it up at that point, it wouldn’t take too…

  • Basking in Grace & Not Building on Deficit

    Basking in Grace & Not Building on Deficit

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:22:28

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes There’s an obstacle many face. It’s the tendency for people to build on deficit. This is intrinsically linked to this belief in an empty, poor, ungiving world…Whenever we stack positive beliefs on top of negative ones we are only half-aware of, we are building on…

  • Articulating the Power of the Word

    Articulating the Power of the Word

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:19:32

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes In the beginning was the word. Words, in fact, are the blueprint necessary for building any structure…Nothing in creation can exist unless a word has been spoken, known, held, believed in and committed to… Holy Scripture starts by postulating that in the beginning was—or actually…

  • Why Flubbing on Perfection is the Way to Find Joy

    Why Flubbing on Perfection is the Way to Find Joy

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:14:51

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes Whether we realize it or not, we associate a joyful life with a life of perfection. We can’t enjoy life if we’re not perfect—or so we think. Nor can we enjoy our neighbors or our lovers or our situation in life. So let’s pause right…

  • Two Rebellious Reactions to Authority

    Two Rebellious Reactions to Authority

    Nov 5, 2018 • 00:14:50

    Reading Time: < 1 minutes We face our first conflict with authority at a very young age. Parents, siblings, relatives and later teachers all represent authority whose job is seemingly to say No…So there’s a barrier between the child and the adult in charge…On one hand, the child wants the…

Pearls: A Mind-Opening Collection of 17 Fresh Spiritual Teachings
Pearls: A Mind-Opening Collection of 17 Fresh Spiritual Teachings

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