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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Humanist Offers Viewpoint of Secular Spirituality, What Golf Can Teach Us About Mindfulness and Life, Dutch Consider Banning Religious Animal Slaughter…

You are amazing just the way you are! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“What we really seek is not the surface goals (food, money, sex, possesions). They are just a means to an end. What we are really after is the feeling of relief that comes when the drive is satisfied. Relief, relaxation and an end to the tension. Peace, happiness, no more yearning.”

From: Mindfulness in Plain English
By Bhante Henepola Gunaratana


Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Jennifer Hancock: Humanist Offers Viewpoint of Secular Spirituality
“The topic of spirituality is very difficult for most Humanists. Very few of us use that word as it often implies a transcendent soul or religious experience… The fact remains that some Humanists do use the word “spiritual” to describe themselves and this leads to confusion both for Humanists and for non-Humanists alike.”

2. Krista Tippett:
What is the Path to Integrating Technology into Robust, Meaningful Living?

“Earlier this year, she made waves with her book Alone Together. That title itself has become a catchword for the ironic capacity of communications technologies to alienate us from one another… And yet, as I read Sherry Turkle and listen to her speak, I hear her saying something far more thought-provoking and indeed hopeful: that each of us can find practical and meaningful ways to shape technology to our purposes, towards honoring what we hold dear in life.”

3. Dr. Arnie Kozak: What Golf Can Teach Us About Mindfulness and Life
“While applying mindfulness to golf (or any activity for that matter) makes obvious sense, seeing how golf can foster mindfulness may not be so obvious. As I’ve discovered over the years, the relationship is a two-way street. I use mindfulness to improve my golf game and my golf game “uses” me so that I’m more mindful (or not, as the case sometimes is).”

4. Las Vegas Sun/AP: Dutch Consider Banning Religious Animal Slaughter
“In the Netherlands, an unlikely alliance of an animal rights party and the xenophobic Freedom Party is spearheading support for the ban on kosher and halal slaughter methods that critics say inflict unacceptable suffering on animals.”

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