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Speak Up – SBNR Daily 2-10-11

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Prayer and the Parietal Lobe, Militant Islam is a “Dangerous Myth”, Parents Discourage Daughters Who Would Be Nuns…

Speak Up – SBNR Daily 2-10-11

Today’s Goodness: Most of us have seen the videos reminding us how dangerous it is to drive and text, but what do you do if you are the passenger and someone else is the one driving recklessly? This site encourages teens to speak up in that situation, and even has some suggestion as to how to do that without sounding like a mom. Check out the celebrity videos, they are pretty entertaining.

Visit Speak Up or Else.

Have a great Thursday! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“The problem with pleasure seeking is that the pleasure will end at some point and we’ll become disappointed. The problem with avoiding pain is that it’s just not possible to do, and it often gets worse with our increased efforts to try… We can step back and learn to be calm in the midst of pain; we can let pleasure naturally come and go. That’s serenity.”

From: The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion:
Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

By Christopher K. Germer


Today’s Meditation:

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A quick Chakra Meditation to renew your balance.


Spirituality Posts:

1. Gautam Chikermane: A Petty Thief Steals My Spirituality
“For all my writings on spirituality and compassion, for all the meetings with spiritual gurus like the Dalai Lama and Sadhguru, for all the books I’ve read by great souls like Vivekananda and Krishnamurti, I regret to say that at the time of this small crisis, even though I was calm from within, I consciously let go of my compassion.”

2. Sarah Groves: The Power of Prayer and the Parietal Lobe
“And while many medical professionals have shied away from combining spirituality with modern medicine, recent studies have demonstrated that religion and faith can actually help promote health by fighting both physical and mental disease.”

3. Dalia Mogahed: Guestview: Why ‘Militant Islam’ is a Dangerous Myth
“…an ambitious new study suggests that casting tensions between Muslims and the West in religious terms may actually weaken the ability of America and Europe to fight religiously-branded extremists.”


Top Spirituality News:

1. The Huffington Post/RNS: Consumer Protection Chief Seeks Allies in Faith Leaders
“The architect of the Obama administration’s new consumer protection bureau met with faith-based groups Tuesday in a bid to shape the agency’s work as a moral crusade.”

2. USA Today/RNS: Parents Discourage Daughters Who Would Be Nuns
“More than half of the women who professed final vows to join a religious order in 2010 said a parent or family member had discouraged their religious calling.”

3. Reuters: Islamist Rebels Take Aim at Russia Ahead of Election Year
“A suicide attack on Russia’s busiest airport shows Islamist rebel leader Doku Umarov is serious about inflicting “blood and tears” on the Russian heartland ahead of the 2012 presidential election.”

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