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Spirituality Pledge
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Taking a Pledge is agreeing to simple, basic thoughtfulness in a profession. It is a new kind of Hippocratic Oath - a dynamic, active way to think about and decide on what you do and how you operate in your working life.

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Spirituality Pledge

Accept only that which you understand directly.Bring spirituality into your everyday life, including work, leisure, family and friends.Learn about and respect all spiritual efforts.Passionate yearning for ultimate meaning.Find out what is sacred.Become capable of spirituality, freedom, love, good.Reform the acquisitive spirit. Do not worship power, success, money, security, or happiness.

 
 
 
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Accept only that which you understand directly

Direct knowledge of what you believe.
Do not believe something simply because it was said or written. (Can you live without dogma or the enforced rules of irrational tradition?) 
Identify the core truths in your tradition (or simply your belief system) and share them with anyone interested.
Do not follow leaders and traditions unthinkingly.
Observe only that which you understand directly.
Direct knowledge or experience of the central truths of your faith. Repudiate unthinking obedience to leaders or traditions. Tradition or dogma is of secondary importance

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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Bring spirituality into your daily life, including work, leisure, family

Begin to integrate spirituality with the entirety of your life, including work and leisure. Live your own life as truly as those you most admire.
Take account of the spiritual and moral conduct of your life.
Join together with any spiritual or secular organizations in practical work.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
"Learn about and respect all spiritual efforts"
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Learn about and respect all spiritual efforts

Do not claim that your tradition is superior to others. Seek what is of value in any religion. Learn the basic truths of other spiritual traditions. Look for the good in the opposing side. Embrace the truth wherever you find it. Find out how you agree and what unites us. Join with all spiritual efforts.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
"Passionate yearning for ultimate meaning"
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Passionate yearning for ultimate meaning

Spiritual awareness comes to those who year passionately for ultimate meaning "Only those who have not tasted the terror of life, only those who claim that it is a pleasure to live and that more and only pleasure is in store for the generations to come, can deny the essential necessity of asking: Wherefore? For whose sake?” (Abraham Heschel)

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
"Find out what is sacred"
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Find out what is sacred

“Man is always seeking that. And man, seeking that, not finding it, has invented religion, organized belief. A serious man has to find out, not through some rock, temple or idea, but he has to find what is really, truly, everlastingly sacred. If you cannot find it, you will always be cruel, you will always be in conflict.” (J. Krishnamurti, The Awakening of Intelligence)


 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
"Become capable of spirituality, freedom, love, good"
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Become capable of spirituality, freedom, love, good

Reform the acquisitive spirit.
Do not worship power, success, money, security, or happiness.
Live one’s own life as truly as Christ lived his.
Cultivate the inner virtues – humility, inwardness, compassion, and reverence.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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“Are we to understand the ‘imitation of Christ’ in the sense that we should copy his life and, if I may use the expression, ape his stigmata; or in the deeper sense that we are to live our own proper lives as truly as he lived his in all its implications? It is no easy matter to live a life that is modeled on Christ’s, but it is unspeakably harder to live one’s own life as truly as Christ lived his. Anyone who did this would run counter to the forces of the past, and though he might thus be fulfilling his destiny, would none the less be misjudged, derided, tortured and crucified…We therefore prefer the historically sanctioned imitation of Christ which is transfigured by holiness.”

Carl Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul
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