Re: Ch. 7 - The Uses of Adversity
I can't help you interpret your wife's suggestion! Mine has wanted me to try something for focus, but I feel that if I did I'd lose that ability to be all over the map, which isn't a good thing but is one without which I probably wouldn't feel like myself.
It's interesting that Buddhism comes in this form of essentially a non-religion, more of a combination of philosophy and practice. There aren't really any required beliefs, certainly none that rely on the supernatural. Yet popular Buddhism is rife with spirits and gods and superstitions. I saw a documentary about a blind woman who worked with blind children in Nepal. One of the social barriers to acceptance of the blind was the Buddhist belief that blindness was punishment for sins of a past life, so that the blind were shunned.
This makes me wonder--and I'd like it if Christians were to chime in--if there is Christianity apart from the doctrinal beliefs in Christ as a savoir, etc., that is, apart from the supernatural metaphysics? Does Christianity have a distinctive offering that might be generally valid and useful, in the same way that Buddhism does, and so doesn't require beliefs based in faith?