Although “officially” affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, I believe strongly that the World’s religions and belief systems represent unique expressions of God as opposed to being all encompassing explanations for the meaning of life. I am presently employed as an administrator for county government and serve as a Synodically Authorized Lay Worship Leader (ALWL) within the Upper Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As a lay minister, I preside at worship, preach the Word and administer the Eucharist at Lutheran congregations that do not have pastoral coverage.
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- This young lady is a wonderful example of how the Supreme Being expresses itself in an infinite number of ways. Unfortunately, the world is filled with way too many individuals who insist otherwise and vehemently argue from a position of spiritual arrogance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaDIBsJQQhs&feature=share0 0 0 0
- “…most of our fundamental attitudes to life have their physical counterparts in the body.
Continuity and a sense of universal come with the knowledge of the inevitable alternation of tension and relaxation in eternal rhythms of which each inhalation and exhalation constitutes one cycle, wave or vibration among the countless myriads which are the universe.
What is the alternative? Thwarted, warped people condemning the order of things, cripples criticizing the upright, autocrats slumped in expectant coronary attitudes, the tragic spectacle of people working out their own imbalance and frustration on others.” ~ Yehudi Menuhin’s Forward in “Light on Yoga” by B. K. S. Iyengar0 0 0 0
- "...we were not simply created by an all-powerful Creator who is completely apart from us and resides in some place separate from us, but rather that we are all literally aspects of the One Infinite Creator who encompasses everyone and everything, always." ~ Masri, Ziad. Reality Unveiled: The Hidden Keys of Existence That Will Transform Your Life (and the World)1 0 0 0
- Good article about practicing mindfulness and presence. https://www.yogajournal.com/meditation/ritual-for-inner-calm-is-better-than-meditation?utm_campaign=YOGA%20-%20NL%20-%20Practice%20Life&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=68599531&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-87oVjwXamp4iz5jdifXI9ndpKqNF32BrcG2kxpiIAU45jPHaVoQ3wT6EgPoOwBN0yhKGAXZAEljVhXMiiz0y43RQXQNw&_hsmi=685995310 0 0 0
- I’m ashamed to admit it, but until this past Monday evening (December 24th) I was totally unfamiliar with the school of thought connecting the Pleiadians to Christ’s birth. Consequently, I found a copy of “The Talmud Of Jmmanuel” online and am slowly working my way through it. Thus far, it’s an interesting read. I have no clue if the 1963 story about Rashid and Meier finding the text near Jerusalem has any credibility whatsoever, but I would be interested in any ideas, opinions, further source information (something more than convenient hearsay), etc. from the community.0 0 0 0
- “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt0 0 0 0
- “If you are in control of yourself, nobody can provoke you. Anybody can
retaliate, but it takes tremendous courage to smile at someone who has
hurt you. Remember that every thought that would affect your heart
negatively will affect your health too. Sadness, worry, fear, jealousy,
anger, hatred: before these affect another person, they have affected you."
—Sri Swami Satchidananda0 0 0 0