Founder's Center for Spiritual Living
3281 W. 6th Street, LA, CA 90020
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By Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang


Gratitude is the feeling that I owe my life to everyone and everything. The summary idea for the allness of life is God. “Thank God!” coupled with the feeling of awe for the beauty of sky, rivers, oceans, hills and creatures that envelopes one’s life. Awe is the awareness of the astonishing gift of beauty that is in, through and all around us at all times. It is what inspired Meister Eckhart von Hochheim (1260-1328) to say, “If the only prayer you ever pray is ‘Thank you!’ it will be enough.”

Gratitude brings the past into proper focus. Nothing is more important in the present than the feeling of gratitude, and gratitude is always a focus on the past, even when it is affirming how grateful we are to be alive. Every reflection is a looking back to the past, even instantaneous ones.

Gratitude reaches back into our prehistory to our ancient grandparents and if we really want to go back into the formation of our galaxies, we can give it a number that our minds cannot truly appreciate of some 15 billion years.

Ancient and not-so-ancient philosophers, such as Cicero, Seneca, and Adam Smith, preached the importance of giving thanks. Cicero and Seneca thought of gratitude as a key virtue foundational to any successful civilization. Are we measuring up? Every morsel of gratitude adds enormously to our happiness.

Judaism encourages its followers to start every day by being grateful for waking up again. Christianity also encourages “gratitude to God.”

Islam’s five daily prayers do not ask Allah for anything. It is to show gratitude towards Allah. These three religions of the Book fashion a unique role for gratitude, which is thanks to God who created this existence.

Gratitude, in the older writings of Theravāda Buddhism, connects practitioners to their past. Today, gratitude and the concept of karma are driving forces behind philanthropic Buddhism in China. Gratitude plays a unique role in Buddhism historically and presently. as it does in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism,

The value of gratitude is as essential to the soul as the air we breathe is essential to our bodies. To lose the eye of the artist is to lose the exquisite beauty of the world that we live in. Gratitude enlivens the flow of life and nourishes our souls.

To reclaim more of this soulful flow of life, we may start with the people around us such as family, friends, and coworkers. If they do not exist in sufficient numbers, then cultivate them by never losing a moment to express your gratitude for the quality of joy people bring to your life. In turn, the feeling of gratitude will bring kindness gushing from your life like an eternal spring. Eternal springs give life to everything in their path, and life, in turn, reciprocates spontaneously with its gifts.

In addition to family and friends, think also of your possessions with love and appreciation. Think of the person or people who made them and how much joy you have received from them. What were these people like as children? How is it that a whole world of anonymous people have contributed so much happiness to your life? Think of the foods available to you, when did you grow your own food? How blessed you are that you can give mere money for the labor of others. How long would you survive if you had to do grow all your own food? Think of the doctors and other professionals and skilled people who have made the order of your community possible. Think of the faults you can find with it all and then remember the aphorism of the ancient Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, “The bad man is the good man’s job.” In short, what we criticize is our area of work. Be grateful for it also.

To be grateful is to say a resounding “Yes!” to life—the good, the bad and the indifferent. They have all contributed to who we are. Armed with our body suit of gratitude, we will always have worthwhile work to do and find happiness doing it.

To all who have contributed to making my life what it is (and the whole universe has)—Thank You!


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Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 27th

Rev. Dr. Arthur Chang

 “Everyday is a Good Day for Your Becoming”

Having day tight compartments to live in is wonderful. Learn how to use these boundaries for beginnings and endings and to be free from worries that rob you of the richness of your life.

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Life is too short! 
Grudges are a waste of happiness, 
Laugh when you can, 
Apologize when you should, 
Love deeply and forgive quickly. 
Life is too short to be unhappy!!! 

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Wednesday Night Zoom Services


are on holiday hiatus until after Thanksgiving when

Dr. Arthur's

November 30th topic will be

Blessings of

The Principle of Right Action

The scriptures teach that we get back what we give. This seems to be so simple that it we can easily lose sight of this vital principle for better experiences. Learn how to set up your growth practice on this foundational principle for your more fulfilled life.

 Wednesday Night Service on ZOOM!! 

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Los invitamos a todos a unirse con nosotros y así crecer espiritualmente y aprender como "cambiar sus pensamientos para cambiar su vida".

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Ernest's Corner

“In everything gives thanks.” An attitude of gratitude is most salutary, and bespeaks the realization that we are now in heaven. How we love to do for those who co-operate with, and are grate­ful for, our small endeavors! Gratitude is one of the chief graces of human existence and is crowned in heaven with a consciousness of unity.

The Science of Mind, Page 497-2

Featuring Dr. Arthur Chang 

Next week, on "This Thing Called Life"  

Dr. Arthur will be speaking on the theme: 

"Success: The Blessing of Imperfection

The weekly broadcasts are: 

Monday: "The Field as Your Word"

Tuesday: "Your Life as You Believe"

Wednesday: "Imperfection is the Gift"

Thursday: "Carpe Diem"

Friday: "The Law of Unfoldment"

The shows are posted daily and available

24 hours per day. 

What to Do After You Overeat

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas, RD, LD on May 27, 2021


Don’t beat yourself up. One over-the-top meal won't ruin your health. Plus, too much guilt about eating habits can lead you to deny yourself. This can make you feel deprived and then cause you to binge again in an unhealthy cycle. Instead, decide what you'll do differently in the future, especially in the days that follow.

Take a Walk

An easy stroll will help stimulate your digestion and even out your blood sugar levels. Or go for a leisurely bike ride instead. But don’t overdo it. A real workout could send the blood to your legs instead of your stomach, which could slow digestion.

Drink Water

Don’t chug it by the liter until you feel sick. Just sip on a cup of water (about 8 ounces) after a big meal. It can help your body get rid of excess salt you likely got from your meal. It can also keep you from getting constipated. Continue to drink water over the rest of the day to keep yourself hydrated. 

Don’t Lie Down

That means no naps (unless you can do it standing up). First, you lose the chance to burn off some of those calories you just ate by, say, doing the dishes or going for a walk. Also, when you lie down with a full stomach, food can work its way back up. This can slow digestion and worsen acid reflux (GERD). The couch will have to wait until your food has time to settle.

Give Away Leftovers

If you still have food left after a meal, it might make you think you've eaten a healthy amount even though you've actually eaten too much. Some research suggests that this could make you eat more and exercise less later. If you keep leftovers, it may help to divide them into single servings so you don’t overdo it next time. Don’t keep calorie bombs like grandma’s pecan pie in the kitchen if you know you can’t resist.

Plan Your Next Meal

You can’t “uneat” that third slice of turtle chocolate cheesecake at your brother’s birthday feast. But you can prepare so you don’t overdo it tomorrow and beyond. Choose low-cal recipes and plan out your meals for the week. Set aside time to make as many of your meals in advance as possible. Phone and computer apps can help you plan it all out to the last calorie.

Eat Mindfully

Try to look at eating as a kind of meditation. Pay attention to the flavor, feel, and color of your food. Think about the meal: Where was the food grown or raised? How did the cook make it? Try to take small bites and chew well. Stop from time to time and ask yourself if you feel full yet. This can help you eat less and feel more satisfied.