Sunday, July 31, 2016

7-31-16, "Opening, Receptive and Welcoming", Dr. Edward Viljoen

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Theme for 2016:  The Global Vision:  A World That Works for Everyone


Affirmation for July

We believe in the eternal Goodness of life, 
where there is peace, harmony, and justice for all.


This month’s Recommended Reading:

Path of Compassion
by Thich Nhat Hanh
This book is an excellent companion to our focus: loving kindness and forgiveness.
It includes stories from the Buddha’s life that help us realize that everyone faces difficulties 

and challenges—even elevated teachers.  This is particularly useful to know when dealing with 
the courage to forgive, which sometimes seems to require superhuman strength to accomplish. 

The reality is, forgiveness is challenging.  It is a worthy challenge, because on the other side of it is freedom and peace.  But it is not a challenge that can be pushed through without compassion 
and self-love.  Imagine living in a worldwide culture in which forgiveness is the norm. 
That is the vision of Centers for Spiritual Living.

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