Friday, June 10, 2016
Based on the direct teachings of Sydney Banks
The purpose of this document is to offer what we learned from Sydney Banks about how to effectively share our understanding of the Three Principles.
This document is not about the Principles themselves, but exclusively about guidance for sharing the Principles.
Sydney Banks was an ordinary working man who had a spontaneous and profound spiritual experience in 1973. He uncovered the Three Principles that underlie the human experience. These Principles offer the world unparalleled hope and guidance in understanding human psychological functioning and how to foster permanent and positive change.
Shortly after his epiphany, the extraordinary...
Friday, June 3, 2016
This morning saw a major kerfuffle in our household. Has this happened to you? You wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and then your kid or someone else in your family has a bad moment, and you react, they react—and thus ensues a delightful downward spiral of upset … until one kid is perhaps crying, and perhaps you also are about to cry, or throw something at the wall, or storm off to a neighborhood bar (if only one were open at 7:30 in the morning!)
You might see these incidents as thought storms, and if we can see them as such, the storm clouds pass, and we can welcome the sun of a clearer mind back pretty quickly. For me, “resilience” means returning to a more flexible mind, a more natural state of caring and compassion for ourselves, and our families that always lies within us.
That also happened this morning, when my youngest (who was crying because I raised my voice and told her she could...