I’ve written a very brief book or extremely long post outlining what I see as Jesus’ approach to self development.
It is about 35 A4 pages in 12 point. (About 25 pages of content + contents, cover etc.)
It is basically an exploration of Jesus’ saying that, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light”. I have called it The Tao of Christ. I thought of calling it: Light and Easy – Jesus’ approach to self development, but thought this might sound like I was trivialising the topic.
The link immediately below is the PDF.
This is the contents.
1. The Present misery: The Christ pictures the current situation as one of work and heavy burdens
The New Religion of Work (social)
The New Religion of Work (personal)
The Faith in Suffering
Are you working too hard?
A Heavy Burden
Shoulds and Goals
Are you carrying too much?
2. A Better Life: The way the Christ offers is one of easy discipline and light burdens
The Merciful Yoke
The Light Burden
The 70% rule
The 80/20 Rule: priorities and effectiveness
The Name of the Game
Changing the World
3. The Christ’s way is humble and lowly
Your preferences, strengths, interests and limitations
What do you appreciate?
Respect for wholeness
Receptivity and bringing change
Do you try to force yourself or others to do things?
Health is a kind of self forgetfulness
When have you become absorbed in something and ‘forgotten yourself’?
Willing to learn
What have you enjoyed learning?
Willing to help
When has helping gone well or badly for you?
Generosity: or fairness beyond justice
How would you like to give generously?
When have you felt truly welcomed?
4. The Outcome: Rest
We need more of it
Self-acceptance not earned merit
The organismic vision – the differences of the parts contribute to the whole
I hope you like it and find it beneficial. I have also put it on a dedicated page on this blog.
Comments are always welcome, either here or via email or however, Evan.
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