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Taste Something Better

Choosing your response to what happens in life is your greatest freedom.  Learn more in this video: Taste Something Better. Full Video Transcript Practice responding rather than reacting! Although we have deeply engrained habits of reacting, through the power of God within, we can begin to develop different responses.  As spiritual beings, we are not…

Don’t Let Anybody Ruin Your Movie Night

Choosing your response to what happens in life is your greatest freedom.  Learn more in this video: Don’t Let Anybody Ruin Your Movie Night. Full Video Transcript Don’t let anybody ruin your movie night! Years ago, I was living in Sacramento. It was a Sunday afternoon and I had finished doing a couple of services…

Choose Your Response

Choosing your response to what happens in life is your greatest freedom.  Learn more in this video. Full Video Transcript Eleanor Roosevelt said, “No one can hurt you without your consent.” No one can hurt you without your consent.  They can say something; they can, NOT do something, but how we feel about it and…

Don’t Be A Drone

Choosing your response to what happens in life is your greatest freedom.  Learn more in this video: “Don’t Be A Drone”. Full Video Transcript Act like a human being and not a drone, or a robot.  We know that a drone is controlled by ground control.  Somebody is there, pressing buttons, causing that drone to…

Be Like A Thermostat

Choosing your response to what happens in life is your greatest freedom. Learn more in this video: “Be Like A Thermostat”. Full Video Text: A thermometer registers the temperature of the environment, right? It registers—if it’s warm out, the temperature on the thermometer goes up; if it’s cold, it goes down. It just reacts to…

In Conflict, Return To The “I”

In this video, Justin Epstein discusses staying centered in the midst of conflict. Full Video Text: In feudal China, many, many years ago, there was a Zen master, Manindra, who was well known in the area.  He would welcome people; entertain people…sages and monks and other visiting people.  He was known for having an unfathomable…

Honor Thy Father & Thy Mother

Honor Thy Father & Thy Mother What does it really mean to “Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother? In this excerpt from his talk “Charisma vs Character”, Justin Epstein takes a look. Full Video Text: When I was a freshman in college, I read the bible for the first time. Of course, I was raised…

Character vs Personality Ethic

Character vs Personality Ethic Ever meet someone who had great charisma, but not such great character? How can you tell the difference? From his talk “Charisma vs Character”: Character vs Personality Ethic. Full Video Text: The late Stephen Covey, author of the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People…He tells a story of he and his…

Developing Character

Developing Character Ever meet someone who had great charisma, but not such great character? How can you tell the difference? From his talk “Charisma vs Character”: Developing Character Full Video Text: How do you develop character? Well, one is: Self-awareness, introspection…looking at “what are my motives?” “What do I value?” “How am I showing up?”…

God Told Me

God Told Me While we all seek God’s guidance, let’s be careful not to use our spirituality to convince people we’re “right”. Learn more in this brief video. Full text below: Love does not insist on its own way. Wow! Do we ever insist on our own way? Do we ever insist that we’re right…