Mindfulness is the basis for transforming ourselves and creating a more harmonious family and society. It is the miracle that allows us to become fully alive in each moment. The deepest fruit of mindfulness practice is the realization that peace and joy are available, within us and around us, right here and right now. This is something we can taste, and we can offer it to everyone we meet and everyone we love.
Thich Nhat Hanh
In Service to Each Other
Religion and spirituality are not at cross-purposes, rather they serve each other. If at any point one’s religious life is not in service to one’s spiritual growth, then religion has lost its way. Similarly, if a spiritual path leads one away from love, kindness, and responsibility to the greater good, then the spiritual adventure has gone awry.
The Seeker’s Guide: Making Your Life A Spiritual Adventure
Qualities of Classics
Classic describes moments when the human mind peaks in its grasp of the true, the good, and the beautiful. There is no canonical agreement of what makes a classic a classic. However, there do seem to be certain qualities without which the term classic would seem a compliment misapplied:
The excellence of a classic is such that it seems to enjoy an inexhaustibility of meaning. The opposite of a classic is a period piece, fad, momentary, or provincial thing with glitzy celebrity.
Classics melt borders geographically and temporally. Classics are as at home today as they were yesterday – and maybe even more so today as new developments make their insights even more relevant and more obviously true.
Classics jostle how we see the world. Classics are subverse of petty and sectarian orthodoxies and ideologies. In a classic, the might be triumphs over the grip of the status quo.
Hope follows like a corollary to excellence, universality, and shock. Hope has universal appeal and opens previously unexpected horizons. Hope enlarges our sense of possibility and invites participation.
Classics are fruitful in two ways: they spawn other classics, and over time, more is found in them than was even suspected by the original authors. Classics are perennials that rise to new life with each new opportunity. Millennia later their insights may be vindicated as they could not have been when first created. In the presence of a classic, standards rise and thus critical thought is encouraged.
Christianity Without God: Moving beyond the Dogmas and Retrieving the Epic Moral Narrative
Daniel C. Maguire
Live Each Day With Passion
- The Past Doesn’t Have A Future, But You Do.
- Believe In Yourself And In Your Dreams.
- Make The Most Of Every Day.
- Action Will Turn Your Dreams Into Success.
- Look At Life Through The Windshield, Not The Rear-view Mirror.
- When You Stop Giving, You Stop Living.
- Live Each Day With Passion, And You’ll Never Have Regrets.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And it is because in the last analysis we ourselves are part of the mystery we are trying to solve.
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