Q: I was raised in the Catholic Church, and as I became a young adult, I started to question some of the beliefs regarding judgment and sin. Can you tell me what your viewpoint is on these subjects?
Laguna Niguel, CA
A: We believe God is a loving presence and exists in everyone and everything, and we are not judged or condemned for our actions by a force outside ourselves. We know we each have a power within allowing us to co-create with God a greater understanding of our actions, and the ability to rise above any challenges.
Q: My life is very busy, as is most everyone’s. With all the responsibilities and commitments we each deal with on a daily basis, what is the best alternative to create a peaceful mind and body?
A: You are absolutely right; this is something we all deal with in our “full” schedules. I am a true advocate of yoga and meditation. Yoga is a very peaceful way to stretch and relax our bodies, and it also allows our minds to be focused on something other than our daily tasks. Meditation is a great way to clear our minds of any clutter or thoughts that do not serve us. It also allows us to be very present in the moment and turn our thoughts to healthy alternatives. If you start with small steps in both of these areas, you will see a difference in no time.
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