Finally, writing is also a passion of hers. She writes to thoughtfully engage the path to her true self, the path of wisdom. Learn more about Kelley Gray here. Julianne Cusick, who is married to Michael and serves on the staff of Restoring the Soul, sat down with Ian in January In this conversation, you will discover that Julianne is an Enneagram type 1 and, among other things, makes reference to her relationship with Michael Enneagram Type 2 , and some of the ups and downs associated with their different types.
Ian Morgan Cron is a bestselling author, nationally recognized speaker, Enneagram teacher, psychotherapist, Dove Award—winning songwriter, and Episcopal priest. Ian draws on an array of disciplines—from psychology to the arts, Christian spirituality and theology—to help people enter more deeply into conversation with God and the mystery of their own lives.
He and his wife, Anne, live in Nashville, Tennessee.
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If you would like to discover your own personal Enneagram type, follow this link. Michael was a guest on a recent Typology podcast where he and Ian talk about identity and finding worth by helping others. Click here if you would like to listen to Part I of their conversation. Michael was a guest on a recent Typology podcast and we thought it would be fun for you to listen as Michael now answers the questions.
Click here If you would like to discover your own personal Enneagram type. Prior to joining Truefaced, Bill founded and pastored the influential church, Open Door Fellowship, for over 20 years. While there, he developed an effective character development training program that nurtured visionaries such as Kit Danley, founder of Neighborhood Ministries in Phoenix, AZ.
The Soul of a Leader. On the next two episodes of Restoring the Soul, we're reviving one of our most popular interviews with Bill Thrall. Additionally, she has appeared on the Today Show as one of the leading voices in the Christian community. Wholeness and Holiness.
John is an author, a counselor, and a teacher. He is also president of Ransomed Heart, a ministry devoted to helping people discover the heart of God, recover their own hearts in God's love, and learn to live in God's Kingdom. He worked as a counselor in private practice before launching Ransomed Heart in Your heart matters. And the heart needs healing. The Soul of Immigration. March 26, was the day that has forever have changed the lives of Tony and Vivian Lemus. It was on that day they were officially sworn in as United States citizens.
Tony Lemus is originally from Guatemala. He serves as Program Director at El Centro Humanitario where he oversees the design, development and execution of programs to serve the homeless seeking employment. Vivian Lemus is also originally from Guatemala and serves as a paralegal at a Denver Immigration law firm. She has worked in administration and teaching, having interacted with people of different cultures and backgrounds throughout her life.
Hidden in Plain Sight. You must tend to them. Becky helped co-found The Allender Center at The Seattle School, where she directs intercession for the Training Certificate program, leads groups for Story Workshops, and co-leads marriage retreats with her husband. A mother and grandmother, she is quite fond of sunshine, yoga, Hawaiian quilting, and creating 17th Century reproduction samplers. A community of praying women, loving Jesus, and the art of gratitude fill her life with goodness. The Happiness Prayer. He uses his experience as a rabbi working with people of all ages who experience the highs and lows of life, combined with the most cutting edge research in positive psychology and neuroscience, to explore what practices help us feel a greater sense of satisfaction, meaning and purpose in our lives.
Rabbi Moffic is the author of three best-selling books, and a fourth set to release in early He is regularly featured as part of the Religion Panel on Fox and Friends, and his articles appear in Huffington Post. Evan speaks across the country to faith based groups and corporations wanting to improve strategies for understanding one another, facilitating increased productivity and harmony in the workplace and in our social circles.
He is at home in sanctuaries, company boardrooms and civic auditoriums. Boundaries for Your Soul. On this program, Michael concludes his conversation with author Kimberly Miller. We are inhabitants of the same planet and share a common solar system. Differences of race, colour and religion constitute an unholy trinity that has so divided humanity as to make hostility among men appear more real than friendship. It is this hostility which has vitiated the natural concept of coexistence. How ironical that we have to make strenuous efforts to make people understand the principle of world peace and friendship, whereas no effort whatsoever is required to make them understand strife and unrest!
It is this ambition which lies at the back of materialism. He has sensations too and he always wants pleasant sensations. It is again this hedonism and love of comfort that props up materialism. And a materially successful person looks down upon all those who are less privileged. As a result of all this, the entire energy of the individual is being spent in indulging his ego and his pleasures . How can we then think of world peace and non-violence and of the ways of bringing them about? Peace and non-violence are no more subjects of philosophy; they are essentially human conduct.
It is common knowledge that practice is much more difficult than precept and since a major part of society is motivated in its activities by ambition and the pleasure principle, the inevitable consequence is violence and unrest. How can we successfully change the situation? This question agitates our mind again and again. We do talk of non-violence but do not know how to break the cycle of violence. The question naturally arises whether it is so easy to give up ambition that one can do so merely on the basis of discussion and deliberation or whether one can give up the pleasure principle merely by reading about non-violence.
Undoubtedly without saying goodbye to hedonism and materialism there can be no end to the cycle of arms race, wars, unrest and violence. Non-violence is an eternal religion but we do not accept it as such. It is only when humanity is threatened with destruction that we start thinking of non-violence and of the ways of spreading it. It is thus clear that the reason why non-violence is not developing independently, is our habit of treating it merely as a method of crisis management. Though violence is a negative tendency and non-violence a positive one, for all practical purposes we have changed their places.
As a matter of fact a serious misunderstanding has arisen because of the word non-violence, since it is taken to mean the negation of violence. By this reasoning, violence has become primary and non-violence secondary. It has led people to believe that violence and not non-violence is an unavoidable part of life.
The rigmarole of violence automatically comes to an end once non-violence is understood to be an inevitable part of life. World peace is not only possible but inevitable. A very important strand of Christian thinking urges us to forgive our enemies. The thought naturally arises as to whether this is the key to peace. Consider these words about Jesus, our perfect example :. Selfless savior, murmerless master.
Simply a servant, lovingly last. Only for others, always alive. Always alive, always asking. Hoping and seeking. Vessels to break, vessels to fill. Fruit to abide. He came to earth as a servant, and he lived his life, and even the death he died, was for others. Christianity was understood by the earlier followers of Jesus as a definitively nonviolent practice . The thinking on nonviolence spans thousands of years and many different cultures.
Nonviolence has roots in Judaism as well, going back at least to Palestinian Talmudic sources of the middle third century. Truth, justice, and peace are the three tools, according to Jewish thought, for the preservation of the world. Buddhism is fundamentally nonviolent. According to Buddhism, for a man to be perfect there are two qualities that he should develop equally: compassion and wisdom. Right Action aims at promoting moral, honorable and peaceful conduct, admonishing us to abstain from destroying life, stealing, dealing dishonestly with each other, engaging in illegitimate intercourse, and encouraging us to lead a peaceful life in every way .
As per Frank Roby, silence is not peace.
Peace does not mean universal agreement. Peace means mutual respect, and it is the pinnacle of a four-stage process. Peace begins with liberty — the escape from tyranny. It moves to justice, which begins with revenge but matures into fairness. The process then transitions to freedom — the practice of living a just life. And only then can true peace be realized. Peace is the byproduct of honing our decisions through the friction of deciding what is just and the healthy tension of protecting the freedoms of opposing thinkers Frank Roby, CEO at Empower African Children, based in Dallas, Texas .
Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it, writes Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk and author. But we need to make a conscious choice to emphasize those feelings in our lives. Learning to stay balanced is a lifelong endeavor. And yet, making small changes to your daily routine can help you reap big benefits.
The essential point is that, except in an ideal world, forgiveness is rarely possible without acknowledgement of the harm done by the oppressor, and a commitment not to continue with the harming. Lasting peace will requires much more such open-hearted honesty of the same kind. Let us hear and listen the words of Dr. My breathing is really slow and deep. I can follow the path of each oxygen molecules entering and exiting my body. Please take a conscious deep breath right now, you are now connected to my consciousness which is intentionally rising your vibration from a lower frequencies into higher.
There is so much love in this space, the only energy I feel is love, surrounding the spaces in each atom, molecule, cells, and tissue of my body. I see and feel a brilliant light passing through these space and emanating inward like a spiral and outward beyond my local space.
When you close your eyes and have read this few times, focus on the center point between your eyebrows. Take a deep breath and allow your attention fall to the peripheral side of your visual field. Like a diver whose going to jump off of the diving board backwards in an infinity pool of beauty and peace, step to the edge of the board, take a deep breath and dive energetically backward into oceanic space of your kindness. Feel the love energy washing over your entire body, cleansing the dense fear and worry frequencies surrounding you.
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Feel your greatness and trust yourself. Enjoy the journey my friend. Proverb 1 : A year old Japanese image for a 2, year old Chinese code of conduct. From the East, a noble moral code to follow, avoid evil in all forms.
Proverb 2 : Professor Archer Taylor , a folklorist, writes about a Roman proverb. Proverb 3 : A Proverb in the making for the 21st century. As a naturalist and creative artist, my life is always at oneness with nature along with spirituality and morals to get balanced with. The way to refine and balance ourself with spirituality and morals. Here is some thoughts on Divine Silence.
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The rhythm of life to exist. To live and to stay alive! Divine silence in life. The grace within to illuminate. To glow and to spread. To spread the rays in and around! Dutiful silence in life. The gift from nature to live. To feel the consciousness. To gain knowledge and power! Non-violent silence in life. The need for peace and integrity. The need for spiritual balance.
To be silent and to live life..