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

Journeying successfully through life involves innumerable mental forks in the road where we must make good choices to keep on our desired path. For instance, we learn we must be confident but not egotistical; be responsible but not think selfishly. We must not imitate although learning involves a good deal of imitation. Although some people are smarter than others, we have learned being smarter does not guarantee goodness.

While most spiritual teachings urge humility, some affirm we are no less than God’s image. Further, this awesome God of the universe makes His home in our souls. The poetics of spiritual teachings are often reduced to prose. It is then read and debated and is ultimately understood as, “Here it is in black and white. End of story!”

Whatever mental identity we assume for the face we present to the world, it will be tentative as we attempt to adjust to the context of each occasion. In some measure, it may be impossible to be right for all occasions. Many people share, for example, the opinion that we must love unconditionally because that is how God loves us. Yet, is the Judaic/Christian God, as portrayed by the Hebrew Bible, not judgmental?

Genesis 6:5-10 says,

5The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” 8But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Although the Hebrew, Christian and Moslem God are one, each religion’s opinion about God differ.

In his teachings, Jesus said in Matthew 6:1-5,

1Do not judge, or you will be judged. 2For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? 5You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Jesus seems to be saying, “Do not criticize others hypocritically when you have greater faults in yourself to be corrected which are not.”

John 7:24 quotes Jesus as saying,

24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

On the issue of judgment, the Koran says,

Every soul will be rewarded according to its merit.

As is evident, the influential immutable God, “the Unmoved Mover,” which we inherited from the Greeks, also plays a vital part in our understanding. It seems, without some effort to disentangle some of the many different strands of meaning woven in our ideas about the Sacred and about the role of judgment, many of us may be pretending to know much more than we do.

Yet, the amazing depth of our potential to think does match the task of sorting through the complexities of living a spiritual life. We are far more than we can think.




Sunday, May 28th

Rev. Dr. Arthur W. Chang

Spiritual Freedom:

When “Me” becomes “We”

The sacredness of living becomes clearer when we reach out of the small privacy of “me”and let in others. Then, we discover the richness of living for the “we” of relationship.

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Ernest's Corner


In the long run, nothing judges us but the immutable Law of Cause and Effect. ‘Whoever deserves punishment will receive it, and whoever merits reward will find that it is brought by the hand of the Almighty and delivered to him. There is a direct law responding to condemnation and a direct law responding to praise and appreciation. It is, of course, the same law used in different ways.

There is a Law, common to all people, which responds to every man’s belief in life, at the level of that belief. No man can be happy who lives in a continuous state of condemnation of people, conditions and things. We must learn to praise and not condemn.


The Science of Mind, Page 434-2

Featuring Dr. Arthur Chang 

Next week, on "This Thing Called Life"  

Dr. Arthur will be speaking on the theme: 

"Your Thinking Can Set You Free"

The weekly broadcasts are: 

Monday: "Your Life Becomes What You Think"

Tuesday: "Wisdom is Born of Mistakes"

Wednesday: "Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail"

Thursday: "The Power of a Goal"

Friday: "Help Yourself by Helping Others"

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Great Ways to Stop Stress

From WebMD

Put Stress in Its Place. How you handle stress makes a big difference in how you feel. It might even help your blood pressure, blood sugar level, and the rest of you. Use these calming strategies to stop stress ASAP.

Break Out the Bubble Gum

Next time you’re at the end of your rope, unwrap a stick of gum. According to studies, chewing gum lowers anxiety and eases stress. Some researchers think the rhythmic act of chewing may improve blood flow to your brain, while others believe the smell and taste help you relax.

Get Outside

Spending time outdoors, even close to home, is linked to better well-being. You're in a natural setting, and you're usually doing something active, like walking or hiking. Even a few minutes can make a difference in how you feel.

Sniff Some Lavender

Certain scents like lavender may soothe. In one study, nurses who pinned small vials of lavender oil to their clothes felt their stress ease, while nurses who didn’t felt more stressed. Lavender may intensify the effect of some painkillers and anti-anxiety medications, so if you’re taking either, check with your doctor before use.

Tune In

Heading into a stressful situation? Music can help you calm down. In one study, people had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol when they listened to a recording of Latin choral music before doing something stressful (like doing math out loud or giving a speech) than when they listened to a recording of rippling water. (Wondering what that choral piece was, music fans? Try Miserere by Gregorio Allegri.)

Reboot Your Breath

Feeling less stressed is as close as your next breath. Focusing on your breath curbs your body’s “fight or flight” reaction to pressure or fear, and it pulls your attention away from negative thoughts. Sit comfortably in a quiet place. Breathe in slowly through your nose, letting your chest and lower belly rise and your abdomen expand. Breathe out just as slowly, repeating a word or phrase that helps you relax. To reap the most benefit, repeat for at least 10 minutes.

Be Kind to Yourself

We all have a constant stream of thoughts running through our heads, and sometimes what we tell ourselves isn’t so nice. Staying positive and using compassionate self-talk will help you calm down and get a better grip on the situation. Talk to yourself in the same gentle, encouraging way you’d help a friend in need. “Everything will be OK,” for instance, or "I'll figure out how to handle this."

Write Your Stress Away

Jotting down your thoughts can be a great emotional outlet. Once they're on paper, you can start working out a plan to resolve them. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer pen and notebook, a phone app, or a file on your laptop. The important thing is that you’re honest about your feelings.