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SBNR Daily 12-14-10: Dance With Me

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Thinking Critically About Faith, Israel To Teach Holocaust To Arabs, Holy Tree Cast Down…

SBNR Daily 12-14-10: Dance With Me
Today’s Goodness: Will Bowen is the Lead Minister of the One Community Spiritual Center in Kansas City, MO. In July 2006 he suggested his congregation use purple bracelets to monitor their success at eradicating complaining from their lives. The idea has turned into a book and now a website. Want a better world? Stop complaining. Six million people in over 100 countries have.
 
Check out the A Complaint Free World website
 
Hoping the beauty of today takes your breath away!
~The SBNR Team

Today’s Teaching:

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There are countless wonders to explore and people to meet, and the world holds places of breathless beauty. We all have opportunites to love and play, to learn and heal…All of us can be the creative artists of our lives.

From: Essential Spirituality:
The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind

By Roger Walsh

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Today’s Meditation:

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Without music, life would be a mistake… I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Phillip Askew, yoga instructor, and Lydia Walker, present their “Variations On Surya Namaskara” as part of Columbia Ballet Collaborative’s Fall Show, with the improvisational accompaniment of pianist Jonah Rank.

Spirituality Posts:

1. Steve Frazee: Sometimes Naughty Can Be Nice
SBNR.org Executive Director, Mr. Steve Frazee, weighs in on First Baptist Dallas’s “Grinch List”, a public website shaming stores and businesses that do not promote Christmas.

2. Jenn Ruckel: ‘Spiritual But Not Religious’: New Trend Has Advantages And Pitfalls
“There are stigmas against both organized religion and pure spirituality, and people sometimes feel that they must choose between the two.”

3. Harry Dorman: Perspectives: Critical Thinking About Faith
“Can critical thinking be used to help weave the fabric of one’s faith?”

Top Spirituality News:

1. Google News/AP: SYad Vashem Struggles To Teach Holocaust To Arabs
“Six decades after the Nazis murdered 6 million Jews, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial has launched a new effort to educate the country’s Arab minority — many of whom either deny the horror or undermine its scope.”

2. NPR: A Holy Tree Cast Down By Vandals
“Last week vandals sawed the limbs off the Glastonbury Holy Thorn Tree in Britain, reducing it to a stump. The tree is thought by some to have ties to the earliest days of Christianity, and each year local children cut sprigs from it to garnish the Queen’s Christmas dining table.”

3. Time: Religion’s Secret To Happiness: It’s Friends, Not Faith
“…according to a study led by Chaeyoon Lim, a sociology professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, the reason religion makes us happy may have more to do with friends than with faith.”

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