Archives: January 2013

The Value of Choice: January 24, 2012

Every day we have the power of choice.  We choose how we respond to and feel about any given situation.  We choose the people in our lives.  We choose the things we own.  We choose what we do with our time and energy.

Our values guide our choices.  Clearly articulated values provide a framework within which to make decisions.  Understanding the things that we value makes it easier to make better choices.  Staying true to the things that we value makes it easier to be happy.

Despite this, many people don’t take the time to clearly identify their values.  To complicate things, our values are constantly changing as we grow and evolve.  And how do we we keep ourselves from judging and imposing our values on others?

In this meetup we’ll explore the relationship between value and choice.  What does the freedom to choose really mean?  How do we become more conscious in our choices so that we can align our actions with our values?  Can you consciously change your values?

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Peace and the City: January 10, 2013

Urban living can be little intense at times and there’s no place quite like New York City – from the street hustle and bustle to the demands of work, social life, and family.  This city never sleeps: sirens blaring, cars honking, construction banging, traffic jamming, billboards flashing, hoards of people shouting, smoking, walking with their heads down texting (all at the same time) whileyou’re just trying to keep it all together.  How on earth is one to find inner peace in all this activity?

This meetup will focus on how to be at peace with it all and how to recognize opportunities to create peace.  Beyond the obvious demands of city life, how do you avoid drama and create harmony around yourself?  How do you cultivate love towards the people around you even when they frustrate you?  How do you establish an environment that’s conducive to you being the best that you can be?

By finding inner peace we can be agents for peace in the world at large.  We hope you’ll join us for an exploration of practical peace.

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