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March 21, 2013

The Web of Life

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"Which game do you want to play? ‘Who’s right,’ or ‘Let’s make life more wonderful’?"
– Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Living Compassion Tip — Week 29

The Web of Life

"We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves."
– Chief Seattle

Interdependence is a basic human needs. Our web of life is woven with acceptance, closeness, community, contribution, empathy, love, respect, support and trust.

We all know how crucial these various aspects of interdependence are. To understand ourselves, we must first ask:

How important to me is:

acceptance?
community?
contribution?
respect?
support?
trust?

Once we have an idea of our own level of need in the area of interdependence we can understand our part as a "strand" in the web of life.

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Mindful Practice for the Week

Spend some time this week defining the various aspects of Interdependence for yourself. Explore how these needs play themselves out in your daily interactions. Enjoy your week!

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March 21, 2013

Ego vs. Soul

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March 21, 2013

Be Knit Together

Colossians 2:1-3

The Voice (VOICE)

At the heart of the good news is a mystery hidden in ancient Scriptures but now exposed to the world through the lives of the church’s holy ones. Paul never refers to just one “holy one”; he always uses the plural. He knows that holiness is too difficult for us to accomplish on our own. Each of us has to be called and equipped by God, but we also have to be accompanied by others who’ve answered the call. Those who say “yes” to Jesus become the church, the company of those rescued from darkness and ultimately from death. Paul is fond of calling the church the body of the risen Jesus. Our own hopes and dreams for the future are concentrated in Him. Not only do we dwell in Him, but He also dwells in us.

2 This battle I am facing is huge. And I want you to know I do it for you, for all those at Laodicea, and for everyone else (even those who have never seen my face). 2 I’m working hard to comfort and encourage them so that they will be knit together—that many hearts would become one through His love. I do it so they will be rich in understanding and have full knowledge of God’s mystery, which is the Anointed One Himself— 3 in Him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are concealed.

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