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SBNR Daily 12-17-10: 2 Minute Inspiration

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Tips for the “Post-Religious”, Spiritual Fitness Lightens Troops’ Loads, Sweden’s Enduring Tolerance…

SBNR Daily 12-17-10: 2 Minute Inspiration
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Today’s Teaching:

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You’re larger than you know; you are everyplace there is to go. You have a body, this is true…but look at what’s inside of you!

From: All I See Is Part of Me
By Chara M. Curtis

Community Updates:

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Today’s Meditation:

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Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
~ Bo Bennett

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes

Spirituality Posts:

1. Valerie Tarico:
Celebrating Love and Light: 10 Holiday Tips for the Post-Religious

“Do you feel mixed about participating in a religious holiday now that you’re not religious? Get the scrooge out with these ten tips…”

2. Susan Jacoby: Faith-Based Folly
“Would religious studies classes create more problems than they would solve?”

3. Mark Silk: Faith-Based Theory and Practice
“…through an undemonstrated but viscerally felt belief that FBOs are more effective than secular providers, the federal initiatives forced a confrontation with underlying principles of church and state that a highly messy system was ill-equipped to handle.”

Top Spirituality News:

1. American Forces Press Service:
Spiritual Fitness Can ‘Lighten Load’ for Troops, Families

“Reaching out to a transcendent power, regardless of religion, can help people process through and work on difficult issues, the chaplain said. “No matter what a person’s faith, it’s the fact that they’ve reached beyond themselves for strength in time of need,” he said.”

2. NPR: Neurotheology: This Is Your Brain On Religion
“According to Dr. Andrew Newberg, many of the participants related that they were thinking more clearly and were better able to remember things after eight weeks of meditation. Remarkably, the new scans and memory tests confirmed their claims.”

3. The New York Times: Sweden Bombing Doesn’t Soil Image of Tolerance
“Many have described it as exemplifying the compassion and tolerance Sweden prizes as part of its national character — qualities, they say, that must not be surrendered in a new era of terrorist threats.”

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