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Letter: The possibilities are endless

I quote these words from C3Exchange.org and Aspen Chapel in the spirit of our community and what it has had to deal with recently and in the spirit of bringing us closer to one another.

The function of religion is not to have us believe absurdities but to sort out the meanings of life and to give answers to questions that life presses upon us. Who am I? How should I relate to all other living beings and with the earth itself? Religion asks what is the good, the true and the beautiful and further reminds us of our duty to help create them. Religion prayerfully asks, “How can we live out a faith that is fair, just and loving?”

Imagine a spiritual community that brings people together from many traditions.

Imagine the peace!

Imagine a community that celebrates diversity and differences as strength.

Imagine the justice!

Imagine a community that works toward heaven on earth rather than waiting.

Imagine the honesty!

Imagine a community that invites questions rather than enforcing answers.

Imagine the openness!

Imagine a community that honors inner wisdom and collective imagination.

Imagine the empowerment!

Imagine a community that seeks to be the change it wishes to see in the world.

Imagine the spiritual awakening!

The Aspen Spiritual Center has been created to be a global resource for spiritual understanding. The Aspen Spiritual Center will focus on the important reality of changing social ecology and bring new concepts and practices to touch more and more minds and hearts. These interfaith, interspiritual programs will help us create new pathways to the heart through spiritual reflection, engagement and participation.

The Aspen Spiritual Center will continue, enhance and grow the chapel’s long-standing tradition of hosting year-round seminars and workshops designed to support all people on their spiritual journey.

TJ Krest


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