Should we feel guilty about enjoying life when there is suffering in the world? How does prayer work? How can we be useful to others? Should we enjoy abundance? What is the importance of relationships for our health? How much self-care is appropriate?
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Clayton Crawley, Episcopal priest and EVP, joins us for a lively talk on how to enjoy life while understanding suffering, how to be useful, longevity, and the value of joy.
“Part of being a joyful person is to understand that being selfish is actually a path to misery. You can enjoy the best things in life but it’s when you take that enjoyment and hold it tightly, you are committing what in Christianity we would call a sin. You’re being selfish.”
“If you give your life away, you will actually save it.”
“You can be selfish and have all the money and all the health that you need but you will die because that’s not what it’s about. It is about giving to others, being generous, being joyful. The people that are the most joyful, in my experience, are those who have the most connections.”
“What keeps your brain healthy and what makes you happy long-term is having relationships with other people.”
“I believe that we are called to live well as long as we live.”
“It’s really a gift to be in relationship with other people.”
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