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SBNR Daily 11-12-10: In Your Dreams

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Spirituality In Higher Education, Humanism Classes For Children, Significant Changes To LDS’ Policy On Homosexuality…

SBNR Daily 11-12-10: In Your Dreams

SPIRITUAL BOOK EXCERPT:

Of course, many practical concerns keep people busy, but behind all of them lies a reason most people don’t acknowledge or even perceive. At the deepest level-the level we rarely visit-we stay busy to avoid looking into the abyss.

From: CrazyBusy:
Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap!
Strategies for Handling Your Fast-Paced Life

By Edward M. Hallowell

SPIRITUALITY POSTS:

1. David Rainoshek: Meditation: The Royal Evolutionary Road
“No matter what tradition you follow, if you take your particular lineage into the mystical, you will find that all the saints and sages, yogis and common folk who had a bead on the deep features of life and the human condition all practiced meditation and contemplation.”

2. Joanna Brooks:
Homosexual Thoughts And Feelings Not A Sin, Says New LDS Handbook

“Multiple advance copies of the CHI (the LDS Church Handbook of Instructions) leaked on the internet reveal significant changes to Church policy on homosexuality.”

3. Des Cahill: Humanism Classes Have Some Merit
“The NSW government has decided to allow the teaching of ethics classes in its state schools after a trial period, which will be an alternative for those parents who don’t want their child in scripture class. Victoria’s Humanist society proposes to teach Humanism just as the Baha’i, Buddhist, Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Protestant and Sikh traditions or worldviews are taught. “

SPIRITUALITY NEWS:

1. Study: A National Study of Spirituality in Higher Education:
Students’ Search for Meaning and Purpose

“Educational experiences and practices that promote spiritual development – especially service learning, interdisciplinary courses, study abroad, self-reflection, and meditation – have uniformly positive effects on traditional college outcomes.”

2. The Huffington Post/RNS: Cardinal Says U.S. Morally Obliged To Protect Iraqis
“The nation’s leading Catholic bishop said the U.S. has failed to help Iraqis develop the means and political will to protect its citizens, particularly Christians, dozens of whom have been wounded and killed in recent weeks.”

3. The New York Times: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Identity
“The [National Museum of American Jewish History]…bills itself as “the only museum in the nation dedicated solely to telling the story of Jews in America.””

MEDITATION ON WONDER:

“Be careful what you wear to bed at night, you never know who you’ll meet in your dreams.”
~ Author Unknown

A tale about a boy and a girl who have never met and “coincidentally” have the same dream. :

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