Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Understanding Why We Change, Adolescence and Spirituality, Hasidic Newspaper Cuts Hillary Clinton from Photo Watching bin Laden Raid…

Believe in miracles! ~The SBNR Team

Today’s Teaching:


“A commitment to kindness can be the thread that twines throughout our various succusses, disappointments, delights, and traumas, making our lives seamless, giving us ballast in a world of change, a resevoir of heartfulness to infuse our choices, our relationships, and our reactions.”

From: The Force of Kindness:
Change Your Life with Love and Compassion

By Sharon Salzberg

Spirituality News & Posts:

1. Cassandra Vieten: Understanding Why We Change
“Even just watching a movie or reading a book can alter your outlook to some extent. But change with a capital “C” — the kind that changes your beliefs, motivations, behaviors, and general way of being across all aspects of your life seems to boil down to an essential shift in worldview — a fundamental transformation in consciousness.”

2. Kenneth J. Doka, M.Div., Ph.D.: Adolescence, Identity and Spirituality
“Throughout adolescence, the adolescent struggles with three core issues: independence, intimacy and identity. It is the latter process that underlies spirituality. As part of identity, the adolescent, now capable of critical thought, asks, “What do I believe?” Adolescents are well aware of what they have been taught by parents, family and spiritual leaders. The question now becomes what beliefs will become part of their personal identity — that is, what beliefs they will personally own.”

3. Nancy Cronk: Proud Member of the Spiritual Left
“Has the Republican Party co-opted religion so completely that generations of Americans believe you can either be spiritual, or be a Democrat? What is their definition of religion that would cause them to think they are mutually exclusive?… Clearly, if a young person’s association with religion is almost entirely based on branches of it which have been enmeshed in political debate for the past thirty years, it is understandable where they would get that idea.”

4. Sarah Pulliam Bailey:
Hasidic Newspaper Cuts Hillary Clinton from Photo Watching bin Laden Raid

“The Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung cut Secretary of State Hillary Clinton out of the iconic photo of government leaders watching the Osama bin Laden mission before its May 6 publication. The Yiddish-language paper also cut Audrey Tomason, director for counterterrorism, who was gathered with the other leaders in the White House Situation Room.”


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