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Two Ways to Transform Your Thoughts

“The goal of the spiritual path,” writes Matthieu Ricard in his bestseller, Happiness, “is to transform ourselves,” and we do that, he says, by “transforming our minds.” Transformation of the mind? What the Buddhist monk has suggested is not unlike what Saint Paul suggested in his letter to the Romans. “Be transformed by the renewing of your […]

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Who Are You?…

When asked this, how would you respond? I think I will have to respond like this: “When I left America for Europe on my first trip around the world, I left as a Baptist Christian. When, in Europe, however, I realized I was really more than just a Baptist Christian, I was a Catholic Christian, […]

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What is TRUE Spirituality?…

What is TRUE Spirituality? For much of my Christian life, I confessed Jesus and so pursued some kind of spiritual life. It was not because I was all that interested in overcoming the self-centeredness that WAS my life…my up and down emotional states…my negative thinking about others…my pursuits, interests, and ambitions, virtually all of which […]

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How to Control Your Mind and Thoughts…

Maybe you don’t have any trouble with your thoughts, but I do. Thoughts pop into my mind without my permission faster than a mosquito bites my skin on a sweltering summer afternoon. And, equally without my permission. Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing characteristic of human beings and to the biggest […]

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