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  • Bob shared from Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin E. P. Seligman
    Wisdom and Knowledge The first virtue cluster is wisdom. I have arranged the six routes to displaying wisdom and its necessary antecedent, knowledge, from the most developmentally basic (curiosity) up to the most mature (perspective). 1. CURIOSITY/INTEREST IN THE WORLD Curiosity about the world entails openness to experience and flexibility about matters that do not fit one’s preconceptions. Curious people do not simply tolerate ambiguity; they like it and are intrigued by it. Curiosity can either be specific (for example, only about roses) or global, a wide-eyed approach to everything. Curiosity...
    Note: curiosity
  • Bob shared from Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr
    God is humble and never comes if not first invited, but God will find some clever way to get invited.
  • Bob shared from Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr
    “Forgiveness is to let go of our hope for a different or better past.”
    Note: More wisdom from Richard Rohr
  • Bob shared from Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr
    “Religion is lived by people who are afraid of hell. Spirituality is lived by people who have been through hell.”
    Note: wise words from richard rohr
  • Bob shared from Everything New - One Philosopher's Search For a God Worth Believing In by Jeff Cook
    Unfortunately, our culture too often ignores Jesus’ focus. Our culture instead domesticates him; it loves to make Jesus anything-but kingly, radical, or intelligent. The Jesus we know is pitched more like an App. Plug in your problem, and the Jesus-App will tell you what to do. Or we hear of Jesus-the-insurance-policy, assuring us of protection and neatly tucked out of sight until the time we may face fire damage. Worse still are the portraits of Jesus as a Mr. Rogers—who’s there to sing you a song, punch you on the arm, and make you feel good about yourself, neighbor.
    Note: the impotent jesus of evangelicalism
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Bob Harper