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Inspirational Podcasts

How to Live True to Yourself (Podcast)

Inspirational Living PodcastThe power that resides in you is new in nature, and no one but you knows what you can do, nor will you know until you have tried. Trust Thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place that divine providence has…..

Inspirational Life Lessons (Podcast)

Inspirational Living PodcastLIFE has many puzzling problems. Many that stagger reason and leave the mind lost in a labyrinth of doubt. We cannot tell why it is that wrong is permitted to exist in the world. that the innocent should suffer…..

Spiritual Awakenings

faith-in-the-worldThe 20th century Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a remarkable figure in that he was both a highly trained scientist and defender of the Christian faith—someone who realized that the entire structure of Christ’s mythology had to be reworked to fit new scientific discoveries…

The Lord’s Prayer for Daily Life

The Lord's Prayer for Daily LifeHenry David Thoreau, tucked away in his Walden cabin, famously said that most of us lead lives of quiet desperation. That was in 1845. Today, things are not so quiet. Anxiety and depression are regular rites of passage from which millions never graduate. Civility meanwhile has long been dropped from our national discourse…..

How to Live a Joyful Life (Podcast)

Inspirational Living PodcastNever be disappointed or discouraged, and have nothing whatever to do with worry. Whatever comes, count it all joy. Those who meet adversity in an attitude of peace, harmony, and joy will turn their enemies into friends, and failures into a greater good…

The Secret of Happiness (Podcast)

Inspirational Living PodcastAs we learned to walk by walking, in spite of the bumps and tumbles, so we learn to live by living, and are, by slow degrees, mastering the art of using the powers in our possession; and there is no more fascinating art, or one more worthy of cultivation…

Albert Camus & Common Decency

Common DecencyIn Albert Camus’ novel The Plague, there is a curious character named Tarrou who organizes the volunteer sanitary teams in the city of Oran, a town afflicted by the bubonic plague. Tarrou does this for no other reason he says than his code of morals, which he defines as “common decency”…..

Read the Gospels Online

ReadGospelsOnlineAll great religious manuscripts and scripture (be they Christian, Buddhist, Taoist, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, etc.) have transcendent and important things to teach us. The New Century Gospels are a contemporary version of the canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) which uses as its primary resource the…

The Power of Courtesy (Podcast)

Inspirational Living PodcastWe should always remember that the WAY in which things are done is often more important than the things themselves. A beautiful behavior is better than a beautiful form; it gives a higher pleasure than statues and picture…..

The Power of Love (Podcast)

Inspirational Living PodcastWhen you do not succeed, when no one seems to care for your service, or for your talents, there are two things to do: do your best and love much. Do not condemn the world because it is slow to appreciate your worth…..

Jack Kerouac: God is Pooh Bear

Kerouac God is Pooh BearKerouac’s comment that God is Pooh-Bear has caused a lot of confusion over the years, with many people claiming that Kerouac thinks that God is a fiction. But to believe that Jack Kerouac felt that God was a figment of our imaginations is to terribly misread him. The so called “King of the Beats” felt God intensely, within each and every hobo, wino, and hard-luck soul he met…

The Kingdom of God is Within You

Tolstoy Kingdom of God is Within YouThe great Russian author Leo Tolstoy is a monumental figure in the world of literature. His epic novel War and Peace is unrivaled in its breadth and scope. But Tolstoy was more than just a fiction writer. He was a keen observer of the human condition and arguably the most progressive Christian in Russia during…

The Bright Side of Life (Podcast)

Inspirational Living PodcastI think I am right in saying that persons who accomplish the most in this world, those to whom on account of their helpfulness the world looks most for service (who are most useful in every way) are those who are constantly…..

The Keys to Success (Podcast)

Inspirational Living PodcastNobody can hand you a ready-made key to open the door of success. You must fashion your own key and find the combination of the lock for yourself. No magician can waft you to the heights of fortune and fame. You cannot fly…..