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Letting Go of Attachments, as Seen in a Commercial

November 9, 2018 0 Comments
Letting Go of Attachments, as Seen in a Commercial

Life comes with many opportunities to form attachments. Some of them are harmless, but others can be quite harmful to us and to those around us, particularly when they devolve into addictions. The commercial below humorously points out the downright danger that some attachments can bring and bids us to let go of them; God […]

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Two Stories About Detachment

July 2, 2018 2 Comments
Two Stories About Detachment

It is common to think of detachment as something the poor easily have and the rich seldom have. Whatever the statistics on detachment as related to wealth, it is certainly true that there are some poor folks who are greedy attached to this world’s riches, while there are some rich people who are quite generous […]

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True Freedom, As Articulated in the Story of an Ancient Philosopher

June 21, 2018 1 Comment
True Freedom, As Articulated in the Story of an Ancient Philosopher

There is an old story that speaks to the true source of freedom: The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for his supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who said, “If you would learn to be more subservient to the king, you would not have to live on lentils.” Diogenes replied, “Learn […]

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Of Letting Go, as Seen in a Commercial

May 25, 2018 0 Comments
Of Letting Go, as Seen in a Commercial

The commercial below should make us ponder what we might need to let go of. In it, a man is so attached to his prized video arcade game that he’s willing to risk his life to keep it. As this commercial shows, we often hang on to things even when we can see how they […]

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