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Mind & Spirit - Daily Read

Crying Out in Anger and Hope

"As followers of Christ, we must have a distinct voice, one that does not cry out only in  anger, but also with hope and forgiveness... At the same time that the Gospel calls unethical exploiters to justice, it also offers forgiveness and redemption to these same people who have committed such atrocities against humanity. Judging the world with self-righteousness is an empty endeavor; we must confront such evils with the full power of the Gospel." [Read Article]

The Healing Power of Beauty: Surprising Psychological Benefits

What do the experience of beauty and positive mental health have in common? Everything! Whether found in nature, art or people, the ability to experience beauty provides significant therapeutic qualities. In this seminar based on doctoral-level research, Dr. Margaret Laracy discusses how attentiveness to beauty can benefit both the client and the therapist in a variety of ways.
Mind & Spirit - Daily Read

The Long Marriage of Mindfulness and Money

"'With business meditation, we have a practice that is extrapolated from Buddhism and secularized so that all of the theological underpinnings are swept away... So we have Buddhism stood on its head. Mindfulness meditation has been brought into the service of a totally different perspective and world view.' By now, that’s part of a venerable American tradition." [Read Article]