Jun 012017
 

Our guest blogger for the month of June is Pope Francis, with a powerful message for humanity.  We have reprinted it from the blog on http://gratefulness.org/blog/the-future-you-pope-francis-ted-talk/Why the only future worth building includes everyone

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is the complete transcript (translated into English by Elena Montrasio) of Pope Francis’s recent TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. We offer our warm thanks to the good folks at TED for so generously sharing “Ideas worth spreading.” We found this talk timely and powerful and hope you are as moved and inspired as we are…

Good evening – or, good morning, I am not sure what time it is there. Regardless of the hour, I am thrilled to be participating in your conference. I very much like its title – “The Future You” –because, while looking at tomorrow, it invites us to open a dialogue today, to look at the future through a “you.” “The Future You:” the future is made of “yous,” it is made of encounters, because life flows through our relations with others. Quite a few years of life have strengthened my conviction that each and everyone’s existence is deeply tied to that of others: life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions. Continue reading »

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Apr 012017
 

God Is for UsFor this month, we are borrowing one of Fr. Richard Rohr’s daily meditations (from Friday, September 30, 2016) which have a large following among deep thinkers. We have very slightly abbreviated it. Richard Rohr. OFM is a globally recognized ecumenical thinker, teacher and author and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Love is just like prayer; it is not so much an action that we do, but a dialogue that already flows through us. We don’t decide to “be loving”; rather, to love is to allow our deepest and truest nature to show itself. (….) Continue reading »

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Dec 152016
 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do thatA comment from Pierre Pradervand:
“MLK’s powerful words are truer than ever today, in a period where some leaders are attempting to divide rather than unite.
They are still more powerful when we remember, to quote Mary Baker Eddy, that absolutely everything we see, hear, feel is a mode of consciousness and can have no other reality than that which we entertain of it. Consciousness is everything, and MLK was (is) one of the champions of the power of a new consciousness to transform the world, which is why our team feels his words are so appropriate for Christmas and the New Year to come in this period of immense challenges facing us all.”

Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. Continue reading »

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Feb 012016
 

Guest blogger : Jelaluddin Rumi

The dissolving of the ego is probably the key challenge of the spiritual path. Until one has really faced this daunting task, one is playing dice, maybe having a nice time, but not doing anything really serious. All those who embark as serious students on the road to true reality (the essence of the spiritual path) which culminates in unconditional love and forgiveness (I now always link the two – more on that in another blog) have to face this challenge. Very often this happens through the most intense suffering and radical pruning of every human attachment. The following poem of Rumi is one of the most powerful descriptions of this purification I have ever come across.

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Nov 012015
 

By Guest Blogger Madisyn Taylor, best-selling author, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the popular inspirational Website DailyOM – dailyom.com  A recognized leader in self-help and New Thought spirituality, she has more than 15 years’ experience in personal development and alternative-healing methodologies.

Every day is a blessing, and in each moment there are many things that we can be grateful for. The world opens up to us when we live in a space of gratitude. In essence, gratitude has a snowball effect. When we are appreciative and express that gratitude, the universe glows a bit brighter and showers us with even more blessings.

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Jul 012015
 

From time to time we will invite guest blogs to this site. We start with Nicolya Christi,  the respected author of some remarkable books on spirituality which have received extremely positive reviews by people like Barbara Marx Hubbard and the founder of the Club of Budapest, Erwin Laszlo, including Contemporary Spirituality for an Evolving World. www.nicolyachristi.com

How do we transcend all that has become adapted within ourselves to embody the Authentic Truth of Who We Really Are?

How do we decondition from a lifetime of conditioning and live the beautiful, glorious reality of Who We Truly Are?
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