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i Love Schools – SBNR Daily 2-11-11

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A Humanist Chaplaincy, The Evolution of Enlightenment, The Church of England’s Use of “Accessible Language”…

i Love Schools – SBNR Daily 2-11-11

Today’s Goodness: It is often said that teachers have the most important job in the world – teaching our children. However, sometimes it can be the most difficult job. Here is a site that gives you the opportunity to help out those wonderful teachers. iLoveSchools.com links donors to teachers, schools, and districts to provide educational resources of all kinds. They are dedicated to helping students succeed, by providing necessary resources regardless of geographic, demographic, or financial circumstances.

Learn more at iLoveSchools.com.

Peace, love, and compassion! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“Many forms of spirituality try to get rid of thoughts, feelings, and memories-to make the mind blank, as if that were a desirable or spiritual state. But to have the mind blank is not necessarily wise. Instead, it is more helpful to see through thoughts and to recognize that a thought is just a thought, a belief, a memory. Then we can stop binding consciousness of spirit to our thoughts and mental states.”

From: Emptiness Dancing
By Adyashanti


Today’s Meditation:

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Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Spirituality Posts:

1. Walker Bristol: Where the Secular and the Devout Come Together
“The light of religious and spiritual inclusion shines from Goddard Chapel. Now, the students supporting the establishment of a humanist chaplaincy at Tufts are certainly not arguing that it shines particularly dim, only that it could shine even brighter.”

2. Andrew Z. Cohen: The Evolution of Enlightenment
“I have discovered a new source of emotional, psychological and spiritual liberation that easily exists within anyone’s reach, anyone who has the eyes to recognize it and the heart to desire it. To put it simply, enlightenment is evolving. It is no longer found only in the bliss of timeless Being; it is found also in the ecstatic urgency of evolutionary Becoming.”

3. Paul Wallace: Why Evolution Should Be Taught in Church
“or these Christians the task of the church is…to teach its congregation how to bear mystery—and “the truth”—lightly. The unknowns of life may be terrifying, but this group knows that facing them squarely can be fantastically liberating. It is under this second understanding of the church that its teaching of evolution makes a lot of sense.”


Top Spirituality News:

1. Reuters: Church of England to Wash Some Bible Imagery from Baptism Rite
“The Church of England has voted to use more accessible language during baptisms to help it connect better with congregations, especially non church-goers.”

2. CTV: National Assembly Unanimously Supports Kirpan Ban
“The National Assembly has spoken with a single voice, unanimously approving a motion tabled by the Parti Québécois on Wednesday to fully support the legislature security team’s decision to deny access to Sikhs wearing the kirpan.”

3. The New York Times: Goddess Worshipers and Tax Authorities Clash in an Upstate Town
“The goddess may rule the universe, but the lawyers will help decide whether the pagans of Palenville have a future in this historic old town just down the snowy hills from Hunter Mountain.”

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