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It’s been quite some time since I’ve shared what I’ve been up to over on Beliefnet, so today I thought I would do a link round-up to all of my posts there since I began writing back in January! I’m very excited about my May contributions and will be sharing those soon as well!
Last week I stumbled on an interview with Marianne Williamson and Marie Forleo and was once again, struck by how well-spoken and thoughtful Williamson is. Of the many spiritual authors out there Williamson is one of the very few who mash up Spirituality and Humanitarianism. Personally I believe the two go hand in hand, so I am always eager to hear her perspective and learn from her.
If this were three years ago, I may not have been as open to her work – she uses the Christian terminology that is rooted in the metaphysical text A Course in Miracles; namely, Miracles, Prayer and God, (not to mention the word Divine is in the title). This would have scared me off at one point, but I urge readers out there who are not used to using/hearing Christian terminology not to dismiss it because it has truly valuable lessons.
If there is one word I could use to describe this book, it would be this one: succinct.
Williamson utilizes every sentence to its maximum potential, and I love her for it. It’s right to the point, but at the same time it makes an impact.
This book is an important one that I wish was mandatory for all. I don’t know one person who doesn’t have some sort of money-related issue. Whether it is judgments of those who have money, fear of not having enough money, or uncertainty about how to make money, this book covers it all in perfectly built layers intertwined by prayer.
Williamson uses lesson from ACIM and real life situations as examples of how we hold ourselves back from abundance and how fear ultimately derails us from this path. As I listened to the audiobook (a short 3.5 hours), I found myself pausing frequently to take in her words. It’s been a long time since I’ve had this experience and it was exactly what I needed. In fact, I purchased a hard copy so I can highlight away and study further.
The Law of Divine Compensation is a gem, and we’d all be doing ourselves a favor if we picked up a copy, regardless of what our money situation or belief system is. And I love it so much I’ve decided to give away a copy.
Giveaway is now closed! Congrats to the winner Chris!
(Disclosure: All my thoughts & opinions, and giveaway provided by TCP)
I’ve long been obsessed with TED Talks, but lately I’ve been spending more time over on TED exploring. I normally don’t walk away from the 20 minutes I spend watching a video feeling as if I wasted time. Usually, if someone makes it up on the TED (or TEDx) stage, they have something thought-provoking to say.
Lately I’ve been chatting with friends and family quite a bit about these talks, so I thought I’d share a round-up of my top four favorites. Both old and new. My most recent discovery was The Sociology of Gossip by gossip blogger Elaine Lui. VERY thought-provoking. Others include some of my favorite people: Sir Ken Robinson and Jacqueline Novogratz. Finally there is Jeremy Gilley. His energy is contagious, and he is an inspirational activist through-and-through.
What are your favorite talks? Share below!
Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson
The Sociology of Gossip
Elaine Lui (of Lainey Gossip) at TEDx Vancouver
One Day of Peace
Inspiring a Life of Immersion
Every day more and more individuals are waking up to the reality that, other than geography, there is very little that separates us from one another; we are all equal.
As the global citizens of the world emerge, so too does the desire we feel to witness the end of suffering for others. Over 3 billion individuals live on less than $3 per day, facing hunger, disease and famine, and many of us not only wish to see a change, but we also have a deep desire to “be the change.”