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What Seeks Expression Through You, with Edward Viljoen, author of Ordinary Goodness

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As the month of September comes to a close with its focus on Service, I am turning my attention to what I cherish about our Center, what is has done for my life, and how I can give back so that others can benefit in the same way. I have been asking members of our community to consider the same line of questions. 

Here is how Reed Dickinson responded:

A spiritual value that l have embraced at the Center is that of feeling more at ease in the present moment. I am learning to engage each moment just as it is. I accept that everything I am experiencing is happening exactly as it should. The Center helped guide me to this insight. This (in addition to other revelations) has indeed changed my life, just as was suggested at the first service I attended. I remind myself of the wisdom of spirit multiple times a day. I may not actually like what is happening and I might want to work to change it, but I can take real comfort in knowing this truth of my being. We are blessed to be this Center. Our financial contributions and volunteer work are critical in sustaining its incredibly deep and varied ongoing activities. Each of us is an integral part of and an expression of what this place is. That we practice together and support the effort gives us a power we could not realize on our own.

I sometimes say that I have the best job in the world. Letters such as this one are the reason why I feel that way. I am profoundly grateful to be part of a community of people who are interested in exploring what is alive in them and how they can grow in understanding of their spiritual nature.
What does the Center for Spiritual Living mean to you? In what ways has it contributed to your life? How have you grown, or changed as a result of the Center? I would love to hear from you. I enjoy learning about your spiritual journey. You can contact me at edward@cslsr.org.

Warm regards,
Edward Viljoen
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Coming on January 3, 2017 - My new book:  Ordinary Goodness, a call to live a life full of goodness and purpose.

People often struggle to find a life filled with passion, happiness—and just plain goodness. This struggle drives many to depression and addictive tendencies. Author and New Thought minister Edward Viljoen argues that the struggle need not be an arduous or painful one—that through everyday acts of kindness, faith, and compassion we can create peaceful and contented lives. Using personal stories, practical tips, and exercises, this book shows us that regardless of our circumstances, we can create meaning and beauty in our lives and in the world. Viljoen offers deep insights, showing:

- How caring about ordinary things leads to meaningful and extraordinary life experiences
- How society's messages about perfection distract us from our ordinary goodness
- How faith is a muscle that must be exercised

People are always striving to live happy and fulfilled lives. This book reassures us that this is attainable—nothing extraordinary is required.

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