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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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Distinguishing Between Shallow and Deep Religion, Who Are You?, You Do Have The Time: If You Are Breathing You Can Be Meditating…

Love and light! ~The SBNR Team


Today’s Teaching:

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“Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and learned to distinguish between what you can and can’t control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness become possible.”

From: Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
By Epictetus and Sharon Lebell


Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Ramnath Subramanian: Distinguishing Between Shallow and Deep Religion
“In March 2007, I attended a talk by Dr. Steve Weinberg, the 1979 Nobel Laureate in physics for his work on electromagnetic and weak forces, on the topic “On Religion and Science” at Cornell University… At the end of his talk, he categorically stated that because of the problems that religion has created, one of the primary aspirations of science should be to cease the existence of religion. He made a strong appeal to the audience to take this seriously.”

2. Jeffrey Small: Who Are You?
“In the musical Les Miserables, the main character Jean Valjean sings a gut-wrenching song called “Who am I?” as he struggles with his self-identity. I pose that same question to you now: Who are you? For many people — especially those in successful careers — they are their jobs: lawyer, doctor, executive, artist. Others may define themselves in terms of their family responsibilities: parent, spouse, caregiver. In other words, how often do we identify who we are by what we do?”

3. Arnie Kozak: Meditation Made Simple: Seven Considerations to Get You Going
Part Three: You Do Have The Time: If You Are Breathing You Can Be Meditating

“Meditation can happen in any moment of your day. It can happen while you are taking your shower, walking to work, and eating your lunch. There are many opportunities to meditate including doing a formal practice where you are doing nothing other than meditation.”

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