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Polarities, Day Seven (21st)

Saturday, October 21st “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” — Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Today’s Excerpt: Listen to or sing: “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by Pete Seeger, based on a passage from Ecclesiastes. Listen to the cover by Judy Collins (1966) or Josh Turner (2020) below. Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 For […]

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Polarities, Day Six (20th)

Friday, October 20th “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” — C. S. Lewis Today’s Excerpt: How do you balance confidence and humility? *** Watch “The Hidden Meanings of Yin and Yang” (4-min video) to learn about the Taoist approach to polarities and the middle way. Notice the white in

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Polarities, Day Five (19th)

Thursday, October 19th “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck Today’s Excerpt: What would happen if we had only night or only day? Life is full of opposites — opposites that are both good. But even a good thing if held too tightly

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Polarities, Day Four (18th)

Wednesday, October 18th “Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.” — Rumi Today’s Excerpt: Is there anything you have too little of? Explore too much and too little with your breathing. To start this experience, first notice your breath. Notice

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Polarities, Day Three

Tuesday, October 17th “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.” — Carl Jung, psychologist Today’s Excerpt: Is there anything you have too much of? Read these scenarios to imagine how you might feel with too much

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Polarities, Day Two (16th)

Monday, October 16th “Choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid at the exact same time.” — Brené Brown Today’s Excerpt: How do you balance courage and caution? Look at the chart below to see both sides of courage and caution. What are the gifts of each?   THIS WEEK’S LESSON Polarities

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Polarities, Day One (15th)

Sunday, October 15th “All things come into being by conflict of opposites.” — Heraclitus Today’s Excerpt: Watch ”The Legend of Annapurna, Hindu Goddess of Nourishment” (5-min video) from TED-Ed. This video tells the Hindu legend of two gods — Shiva (male) and Parvati (female) — who are complementary opposites. In this story, Shiva embodies thought

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Conflict, Day Seven (24th)

Saturday, June 24 “Without conflict change would be impossible.” — Philip Slater, sociologist Today’s Excerpt: When you disagree with someone, you might act in different ways. Which animal are you most like when you are in a conflict? Turtle: I hide in my shell like a turtle. I want to be alone. Tiger: I attack

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Conflict, Day Six (23rd)

Friday, June 23 “The best way to resolve conflicts is to find common ground and focus on what we share rather than what separates us.” — Mr. Rogers Today’s Excerpt: What conflicts do you want to resolve? Brainstorm some conflict resolution strategies that work for you. Say them out loud or write them down. Here

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