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Monday, February 4, 2019

Black History Month, White Privilege and Integrity

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Dr. Ernest Holmes, our founder, wrote that “Many people may be under the mistaken concept that the metaphysical philosophy is attractive to people because it says God is Good and everything is all right; therefore, there is nothing to fear. This is far from the truth. What it says is this: Do you wish to be loved? Then stop hating. Do you want to be happy? Then be sure that you are never the occasion for unhappiness in others.”

This month, as we explore the role integrity plays in our spiritual development, we will aspire to make our thoughts, words, deeds, and intentions match what is in our hearts. In his book, The Inward Journey, Dr. Howard Thurman gives us the inspiration to stay the course:

“In the quietness of this place, surrounded by the all-pervading Presence of God, my heart whispers: Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in fair weather or in foul, in good times or in tempests, in the days when the darkness and the foe are nameless or familiar, I may not forget that to which my life is committed. Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve.”
Warm regards,

Edward Viljoen



February Nonprofit Partner

COTS 572 LIVES is a new program with the goal of re-housing 572 people impacted by the North Bay Fires over the next three years. The vision of the COTS organization is to end homelessness in Sonoma County. They do this by assisting people to transition from homelessness to a permanent residence. Go to www.cots.org for more information.

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