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To Be On A Spiritual Path


On Mar 4, 2014 Alison Strickland wrote:

 Right now being on a spiritual path means reading and appreciating these open hearted soulful responses. They stand in stark contrast to the toxic hateful comments I've stumbled upon on the internet where people seem to find pleasure in attacking others beliefs. When I read a political article, I rarely go near the comments because it's certain that poisonous responses will follow. It's so satisfying find a site where hearts and minds stay open. And yes, Jan Phillips is a wonderful writer. Check out her other books. They're equally amazing.


On Mar 6, 2014 AJ wrote:

 With religion and politics, I think it would be fair to say, it is never right to offer a personal opinion with an air of 100% righteousness.  The more anyone/any faith "tries" claim this (perfection in way), the more foolish one appears.  
Where two or more are gathered, there will be two or more different interpretations/takes/thoughts . . . "ways".  
We all see from a different "place" . . . And that's OK. 

 
On Mar 7, 2014 Mish wrote:

 Agree with you ....many paths.....tolerance.

 
On Mar 7, 2014 Alison Strickland wrote:

Yes, yes—it's OK to see things from a different place. I'd love to live in a world where that was the norm. I'm puzzled about what to do with the far right wing who can't and seem to delight in making anyone who thinks differently WRONG, or worse unpatriotic. Sad to say, some are in my family. They didn't used to be that way. I suspect right wing talk radio and Fox News as prime cause. There's no tolerance there. The last time I tried to express my perspective as only the way it seemed to me, I was told "Your are delusional." When I suggested to this person that they check out PBS's New Hour and NPR's news shows, the answer was "They're communists." Hard to think all that's OK.

 
On Mar 7, 2014 Mish wrote:

 I too have difficulty with the "far right" judgemental stance, but "fanatics" are on the "left" as well (altho I can get less upset with them :)). I calm myself by knowing they are where they are in their evolvement & all I can do Is shine Light on them & try not to get"reactive".  So, I try to use it as a spiritual practice for myself.  _/\_

 
On Mar 7, 2014 Alison Strickland wrote:

 You are right...it is a spiritual exercise trying to keep such beings in the light. Can't think of anything better to do about it.

 

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