SBNR Daily 12-6-10: Infinite Relaxation


Charter For Compassion, Don’t Take Offense To Freedom Of Thought, Raising Spiritual Kids…

SBNR Daily 12-6-10: Infinite Relaxation
Today’s Goodness: On February 28, 2008 Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and made a wish: for help creating, launching and propagating a Charter for Compassion. Since that day, over sixty thousand people have affirmed the Charter of Compassion which proclaims a principle embraced by every faith, and by every moral code. It is often referred to as The Golden Rule.
Check out the Charter for Compassion site.
Today’s another great day to be alive! ~The SBNR Team

Today’s Teaching:


“When we are open to the truth, we discover that there is no need to hold on or to push away. Rather than trying to control what can never be controlled, we can find a sense of security in being able to meet what is actually happening.”

From: Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
By Sharon Salzberg and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Community Updates:

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Today’s Meditation:


The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

This simple meditation is a very effective way to create inner stillness, bringing the mind into peace and quiet.

Spirituality Posts:

1. Sean D. Kelly: Navigating Past Nihilism
“God is dead in a very particular sense. He no longer plays his traditional social role of organizing us around a commitment to a single right way to live. Nihilism is one state a culture may reach when it no longer has a unique and agreed upon social ground.”

2. Bob Ray Sanders: Don’t Take Offense Over Freedom Of Thought
“News of the ad campaign [“Millions of Americans Are Good Without God” sponsored by a coalition of atheist groups] quickly set off debates in the public square (talk radio) about whether people of faith should take umbrage at the mobile billboards, and whether the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (known as the T) should have accepted such an advertisement.”

3. Daniel Burke: The Happiness Business
“…before you rush off to the mall or join the office holiday party, some A-list religious leaders want you to know one thing: The happiness derived from tearing open a coveted gift or downing a tasty beverage will fade before the final stanza of “Auld Lang Syne.” And all you’ll be left with in the New Year is an empty wallet and a hangover.”

Top Spirituality News:

1. Arizona Daily Star: Raising Spiritual Kids
“Parents choose many paths to instill in their children a sense of morality, gratitude, unconditional love and God”

2. USA Today: Agnostic Man Claims Religious Bias Cost Him Custody
“Craig Scarberry, 29, of Anderson says a recent ruling granting sole custody of his three young children to his ex-wife included two references to his religious beliefs.”

3. 4 Pioneer Female Rabbis To Gather In Newton
“Four pioneer female rabbis are meeting in West Newton for a Hanukkah celebration. The program Monday evening, called “Raising up the Light,” features the first ordained North American Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative female rabbis, and the first Open Orthodox rabba.”


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