Rejecting, Excluding, Eliminating or Punishing…
Jun03

Rejecting, Excluding, Eliminating or Punishing…

    “Don’t waste any time rejecting, excluding, eliminating, or punishing anyone or anything else. Everything belongs, including you…” Fr. Richard Rohr – “Divine Incarnation took the form of an Indwelling Presence in every human soul and surely all creatures in some rudimentary way. Ironically, our human freedom gives us the ability to refuse to jump on board our own life. Angels, animals,...

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Between Darkness and Joy
Mar17

Between Darkness and Joy

“Somewhere between the dark night and joy lies a place of simple peaceful loving kindness. A place where I rest and lean safely against myself for awhile; a place where I can be in the silence and hold a sacred space for myself; a place where I know and embrace the full spectrum of vulnerability without judging myself; a place where courage and compassion are not actions, but simply states of being; where self-forgiveness gives...

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Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Healing
Nov06

Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Healing

The Highroad to Reconciliation and Forgiveness – Reverend Steve Bolen – Part 1: Introduction to this week’s sermon: The Highroad of Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Healing, Part 2. Reverend Steve Bolen will be exploring practical tools to help us make a difference in the world, within this community and out in the communities of our lives. “We are all walking each other home.” – Rumi...

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Robert Bly: To Feel Grandiose and Worthless
Mar15

Robert Bly: To Feel Grandiose and Worthless

How can we feel so grand and so worthless? Why are these twin energies correlated in the human psyche? Robert Bly explores the contradiction with teachers and attendees of the Minnesota Men’s Conference, including thoughts from Robert Moore, Tim Young, and Daniel Deardorff. Founded by Robert Bly in 1984, the Minnesota Men’s Conference celebrates the telling of old stories, the gifts of poetry and music, and opening our hearts to...

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Between Me and Dad – Charles Holt
Mar03

Between Me and Dad – Charles Holt

In his second book, Between Me and Dad: A Journey Through Forgiveness to Freedom, Charles Holt captivates us with tender stories that speak to the gift of relationship and its inevitable influence on the way we live our life. Through personal accounts of his father as a young man growing up in the South, interwoven with some of the most difficult times in his own life, Charles sets the stage for a showdown with self-realization. He...

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Performance, Passion, Power, Pain & Poignance
Dec01

Performance, Passion, Power, Pain & Poignance

“Nothing happens if you always do things the same way,” she says. “My method is to do things I’m afraid of, the things I don’t know, to go to territory that nobody’s ever been.” I could could barely blink as I watched these two powerful videos. Marina Abramović’s art pushes the boundary between audience and artist in pursuit of heightened consciousness and personal change. In her...

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Feelings vs Emotions
Mar22

Feelings vs Emotions

What’s The Difference Between Feelings And Emotions? – The Best Brain Possible Feelings are mental experiences of body states, which arise as the brain interprets emotions, themselves physical states arising from the body’s responses to external stimuli. (The order of such events is: I am threatened, experience fear, and feel horror.) Antonio D’Amasio, professor of neuroscience at The University of California and author Emotions...

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Jack Kornfield: The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness
Mar04

Jack Kornfield: The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness

  “Finding a way to extend forgiveness to ourselves is one of our most essential tasks. Just as others have been caught in suffering, so have we. If we look honestly at our life, we can see the sorrows and pain that have led to our own wrongdoing. In this we can finally extend forgiveness to ourselves; we can hold the pain we have caused in compassion. Without such mercy, we will live our own life in exile.”...

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Fred Luskin, PhD: Forgiveness Is Trainable
Dec16

Fred Luskin, PhD: Forgiveness Is Trainable

This video series is a dialogue between Dr. Fred Luskin, who holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Health Psychology from Stanford University where he served as director of the Stanford Forgiveness Project, and Rev. Lyndon Harris, a chaplain at St. Pauls Chapel in lower Manhattan, next to Ground Zero. They discuss the definition of forgiveness and gratitude.     2008 Theology Institute Annual Conference: Forgiveness “The...

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Forgiveness
May30

Forgiveness

With the passing of Nelson Mandela, the world loses not only an international icon of peace and reconciliation, but also someone with the unique ability to truly forgive. Casting aside his anger and resentment to those who held him imprisoned for 27 years, he went on to achieve greatness and influence the lives of millions of people. Trace looks at the science behind this power of forgiveness.   Jack Kornfield – The...

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