December 17, 2009

You don’t need to read much more than the title of John A. Sanford’s book The Kingdom Within to walk away a wiser person. (Another favorite title of mine: the even more telling The Kingdom of God is Within You by Leo Tolstoy.) Sanford is an Episcopalian priest and noted author and while he preaches that the kingdom can only be found within, he also points out that actually entering the kingdom can be a difficult task. As evidence he… Read more

December 11, 2009

“Everything emerges from a hidden mystery. The point of life is to be in harmony with this hidden source.” Thomas Moore The hidden source lies within and when you’re in synch with it, everything becomes a little clearer. There’s no hesitation in your life. You know what to do and when to do it. What to say and when to say it. You know if you should change jobs or stay put. Know if you should buy a new car… Read more

December 6, 2009

It’s funny, but sometimes good advice can come from people and places that may surprise you. Take these words of wisdom from the singer Willie Nelson: “No one knows more about God’s plan for yourself than you and I know ourselves.” It’s a statement that has a ring of truth to it. Yet, finding that plan is often easier said than done, because it takes courage – the courage to trust your own instincts, and listen to the small but… Read more

November 30, 2009

Napolean Hill wrote a book called Think and Grow Rich and since its publication over 75 years ago, it has sold over 15 million copies. In it, Hill makes a claim that you might not expect from a “get rich” book. Using the term Infinite Intelligence in lieu of God, Hill claimed that there was a “larger mind” out there, and that it was the true way to find success and happiness. By accessing this Infinite Intelligence, he believed we… Read more

November 24, 2009

The clues to finding God are sprinkled throughout the writings of the world’s great thinkers, often appearing as small diamonds within thick texts. “No one has known God who has not known himself,” said the religious scholar Meister Eckhardt. Socrates echoed a similar thought claiming that “our own self-knowledge is a knowledge of God”. Yet, in a time when our leisure moments are so cluttered by diversions, how many of us really take the time to look within, to discover… Read more

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