Tuesday

Triumph

Here, triumph refers to a way of looking at things. It is a way of continuing your celebration, and you can do it alone.
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Direction

The intellectual component of the sacred anchor is direction: the rules by which we live. Many people omit this from their conception of the sacred or religious life, mentioning only meaning and purpose but I propose that the intellectual component, direction, is essential. It may not be as satisfying emotionally
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Forgiving

The Amish made it look simple. Ten of their precious little girls had been shot . . . . (They) enfolded their grief within their normal circle of prayer and daily communion. They didn’t speak out. They looked within. They did it together. [Kenneth Briggs, The Power of Forgiveness: Based on a
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Self-knowledge

The intellectual component of finding one’s best niche in the world is self-knowledge. This includes knowledge of one’s strengths and weaknesses, along with ones interests and dislikes, and how well one might fit into a field of endeavor.
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Awareness of Things As They Are

The modern, and to my mind true, theory is that mathematics is the abstract form of the natural sciences; and that it is valuable as a training of the reasoning powers not because it is abstract, but because it is a representation of actual things. [T.H. Sanford] Mathematics, rightly viewed,
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Here and Now

Now is the only time, and here is the only place, you can ever do anything. Every productive action, including your times of productive rest and restoration, is carried out in the here and now. This does not mean that you are never to think about the past or the
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Meaning

Meaning is an element of religion and it is also an element of flourishing. A person who feels that life is meaningless is at risk for depression and is likely to have difficulty functioning: after all, if nothing matters, then there is no reason to do anything. Meaning is a
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Equal Rights and Protection of Law

In 1868, the United States added the Fourteenth Amendment to its Constitution, guaranteeing every person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws. Despite a checkered history of enforcement, this principle remains an essential and cherished ideal.
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Organization

Social unity can benefit from planning. When people not only work together but also plan, strategize and organize their common efforts, they enhance their strength.
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Consilience

Consilience is the unity of knowledge, the religious equivalent of a unifying force or principle in physics. In 1998, Edward O. Wilson wrote passionately and persuasively about this subject, arguing that knowledge in all fields can be united under one framework. If there is one reality, then that should be
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