Books, Films, and Events

It is always a nice surprise when entertainment is inspiring. And, this last week I made the opportunity to engage in 3 ventures that reminded me of the importance of dismissing human foibles while confidently working with spiritual forces.

First, I started reading the book, “The Monks of New Skete,” which is proving insightful. The articulate thoughts walk a fine line in the direction of honest spiritual practice watching out for idolatry and fakery.

Second, I participated in A Celebration of Spirit, Culture & Creativity in Lenox, MA, where the headquarters of EnlightenNext is. The main speakers were Swami Chidanand Saraswate and Andrew Cohen, both excellent thinkers on spiritual journeys who agree on the importance of embracing a healing truth versus just talking about it. It is silly to think we can live off other peoples hard earned battles of progress.

Thirdly, I watched the movie “Invictus” directed by Clint Eastwood. This film portrays Nelson Mandela’s first term as South Africa’s President and his response to the Rugby team who goes on to win the 1995 World Cup. The response of forgiveness is shown to be a mighty weapon.

I am reminded that not only is the struggle for spiritual freedom worth it, but it is important that we share our own progress. Never belittle your spiritual progress, share it in the many venues available, and know that it benefits our universe.


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