What you are describing is EXACTLY what I’d like for …

Comment on Redefining Faith by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie.

What you are describing is EXACTLY what I’d like for my children. I have tried to find resources for kids locally. We have a lovely Shambhala and Buddhist community here, but everything is aimed toward adults. I ordered two books for kids on meditation to at least get things begun at home. It would be amazing to bring some of the kids’ friends along for the ride.

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I’m thinking of you, Kimmie. I hope you are better today.

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Rica, sharing faith can be such a beautiful act. I love that you’ve moved into a different space, but you honor your children’s desires. That respect is the difference between loving faith and forced faith in practice.

Redefining Faith

The themes are amazing. I spent a good part of my undergraduate years in Islamic studies (and that’s actually how I became so conservative). We looked at Western religions there and through my anthropology classes. What I learned from all that is there is no one way to be, but every religion promotes one way to be. 🙂

Little Dude is a great conversationalist. I just wish he would wait until he’s a bit older to tackle some of these big concepts.

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