– SBNR Daily 1-30-11


Aligning Financial and Spiritual Realities, A Good Placebo, The U.S. Institute of Peace’s New Home… – SBNR Daily 1-30-11

Today’s Goodness: “Explore new worlds: Read.” is the slogan for The Library of Congress’s, a site that provides online books and resources for literacy and reading for everyone. Check out The Exquisite Corpse Adventure an episodic literary rendition of the old game in which people write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold it over to conceal part of it and pass it on to the next player to do the same. Celebrated writers and illustrators will produce a new episode every two weeks, and will conclude the Adventure at the end of the year.

To explore new worlds through reading, visit

Take time to connect with your inner self today. ~The SBNR Team

Today’s Teaching:


“In you, as in each human being, there is a dimension of consciousness far deeper than thought. It is the very essence of who you are. We may call it presence, awareness, the unconditioned consciousness.”

From: Stillness Speaks
By Eckhart Tolle

Today’s Meditation:


“If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.”
~ Chuang Tzu

An Ocean Sunrise – Stillness Meditation

Spirituality Posts:

1. The Brunei Times: Aligning your financial reality with your spiritual reality
“Such as the power you give to money when your sole pursuits are of accumulating money and wealth; one loses sight of what’s really important in life and avoids facing one’s reality. Just think how important work/life balance really is, how important family relationship really is and how important friendship really is.”

2. Nigel Barber: Why Americans are More Religious than Europeans
“Instead of jumping to the conclusion that the U.S .as a single data point invalidates the relationship between affluence and religion, it is interesting to ask what it is about life in this country that fans the flames of religious belief.”

3. William Grassie: What’s the Problem With a Good Placebo?
“Most physicians trained in modern scientific medicine are quite skeptical of CAM and other spirituality-based healing practices, but contemporary research points increasingly to what we might call the deep semiotics of health.”

Top Spirituality News:

1. The Washington Post: For U.S. Institute of Peace, New Home is ‘Like a Temple’
“The new building is like a temple,” said Qamar-ul Huda, a senior program officer in the institute’s religion and peacemaking program. “We have monuments to those who fought in wars all over Washington, and rightly so, but we don’t recognize the peacemakers. This building helps.”

2. Reuters: Tunisian Islamists Show Strength at Chief’s Return
“Thousands of Tunisians turned out on Sunday to welcome home an Islamist leader whose return from 22 years of exile indicated that his party would emerge as a major force in Tunisia after the ousting of its president.”

3. The Huffington Post/RNS: Vatican to Reach Out to Atheists
“The Vatican announced a new initiative aimed at promoting dialogue between theists and atheists to be launched with a two-day event this March in Paris.”


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