Practice Loving Kindness

When I was a child, my mother always reminded me to be kind to others. It was our household commandment, although it didn’t stop me from arguing with my brother and sister whenever I had a chance. Every Christmas there is that subtle reminder for us to be kind to others. I hear people saying [Read More...]

“Came to My Self”

I was getting very antsy while standing in line at a store. The cashier had been working with one person for quite a while. I found myself checking the other lines. I wanted to scream “Hurry up!!” or whine “Come on now, there’s a long line here, get another cashier out here.” I even wondered [Read More...]

The Season of Promise

I’ve been flicking through the ads on television lately and it’s hard not to notice how glittering everything is.  The airwaves are filled with commodities that promise happiness, like toothpaste that will put the sparkle of Christmas into our smile, cosmetics that will add luster to our appearance. Even financial companies get into the act [Read More...]

Celebrating the Past

This past week we’ve had a most interesting example of how to let go of the past through celebration instead of mourning. News reports and videos showing the celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela by the South African people have inspired people around the world. But a few people in our American culture might [Read More...]

Anticipatory Conflict

As a licensed social worker in clinical practice I’m familiar with the term “anticipatory grief.” As a son who was his father’s caregiver for nearly three years, including two years of hospice care, I can appreciate this on a very personal level. Week after week of wondering when my father was going to make his [Read More...]

Securing the Foundation of Life – The Final Commandments

The final two Commandments of Religious Science have to do with bringing ourselves back to the truth of who we are and ultimately what our biggest purpose is during journey through life. As we all know, it is our consciousness that creates our experience, so it should be no surprise that the Ninth Commandment is [Read More...]

Déjà Poo

Ever wonder why the same crappy things seem to happen over and over in your life? (Perhaps you’ve grown beyond and, if so, you can stop reading now, but please keep the rest of us in your thoughts and prayers!) Of course in our teaching we know that our experience is a direct result of [Read More...]

The Brass Tacks of Life – Commandments 7 & 8

This week, our explorations of the Ten Commandments of Religious Science gets personal. The next two commandments are the foundation for a good happy life. And they set the directives for what we might want to consider. Commandments 7 is: I am wealthy in every way, and I always share my wealth generously. Wealth is [Read More...]

With All Due Respect

Have you ever used the phrase, “With all due respect?” You have haven’t used it yourself you may have heard it in a TV program, probably uttered by an indignant subordinate unsuccessfully attempting to assert him- or herself, or perhaps two attorneys vying for position in a heated discussion. It is what we hear after [Read More...]

Commandments 5 & 6

Remembering who you are As we’ve been going through these Ten Commandments of Religious Science, I’ve noticed that I am reminded how important it is to listen to the still small voice within. It’s so easy to get lost in the distractions of the everyday, to let the ego take over and drown out the [Read More...]


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