Referenced and recommended -ZITL Podcast Ep.25 extra links

Because Love shouldn’t have red tape….with guest, Hank Fortener:

  • Hanks recommendation: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear”
  • Katrina’s recommendation: Podcast Episode on – Interview with Thomas Moore – Thomas Moore has been a monk, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. “I like to quote Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said that each religion has a membership of one. I think he meant that even if you’re part of a community, you have your own interpretations and accents in practice, and that is as it should be. You need a mixture of tradition and individual inspiration. You have to use your own intelligence.”
    As Thomas Moore said, I will say to you listening to these Podcasts… “I hope these reflections encourage you to dig deeper into the spiritual traditions and trust your own inspirations.”

Article: “Tasks that seem mundane, or even difficult, can bring a sense of meaning over time.” Most of us tend to chase happiness instead. Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl once wrote, “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” …”Feeling happy was strongly correlated with seeing life as easy, pleasant, and free from difficult or troubling events. Happiness was also correlated with being in good health and generally feeling well most of the time. However, none of these things were correlated with a greater sense of meaning. Feeling good most of the time might help us feel happier, but it doesn’t necessarily bring a sense of purpose to our lives…”

Spiritual but not religious – Blog By Linda Mercadante, Ph.D.
-Linda Mercadante is the B. Robert Straker Professor of Historical Theology at The Methodist Theological School in Ohio and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is the author of Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious. for the full article-



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