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This is the most comprehensive website on the internet devoted specifically to spiritual stories. Although there is a very large collection of parables, many of the spiritual stories are written by and for people just like yourself. Contributions are welcome, so please feel free to submit your favorite spiritual story using the link at the bottom of the page. Enjoy! :)

Featured Spiritual Story:
The Happiness Box

In a nameless fishing village on the shores of a nameless sea, there lived a young boy whose joy it was to run up and down the beach, collecting pebbles and shells. At the end of each day, he would keep only the most beautiful of those he had collected, and bring them back to his secret place in the village - an old cellar beneath the ruins of a hut swept away by a long forgotten flood. There he polished them with bits of cloth and ribbon he had scavenged from his mother's sewing....
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Featured Spiritual Parable:
How Can You Be a Peacemaker

Carl and Sam were at odds with each other. They could not even
remember the initial cause of friction - but their hostility had
festered through the years. A deeply concerned deacon prayed that God would use him as a peacemaker.

He called on Carl. "What do you think of Sam?" he asked. "He's the sorriest...
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Spiritual Movie Review:
Song of Songs

Song of Songs 
Usually I like the main features that Spiritual Cinema Circle puts out, but to be honest I really didn't like "Song of Songs." I felt that it dwelled too much on people and their relationship issues, their neuroticisms and egoic tendencies, and didn't really have a "spiritual" element. We ended up taking it out of the DVD player after about 30 minutes.

Now the short films on the other hand, were absolutely amazing—I think this was the best bunch of short films I've seen out of Spiritual Cinema Circle ever. All three of them really got to the heart of people connecting with one another, and ultimately finding their one "oneness" through the relationships they form.

On top of that, "The Rub of Attraction" and "Up On the Rope" had strong humor elements which made them even more enjoyable to watch. Of course I'm a bit biased because I've always had a soft spot for humor with a touch of dryness and irony.
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Spiritual Book Review:
Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

  Spiritual Book: Diving Bell and the Butterfly
I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, it is insightful and inspiring to read the true story of the editor of Elle Magazine who had a stroke, became unable to movie anything except for his left eye, and still managed to write this book. Some parts of the book may move you to tears if you're able to connect with the author's own anguish.

On the other hand, the book as a whole seems rather bland and seems to be missing the spark that so many people said the movie had. It is a quick read, and if you keep in mind that the book was written by a completely immobile person, it serves as a powerful inspiration that we truly are much more than our bodies.
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"Learn to be one with who you are in Reality, and the waves of a thousand passing worlds cannot wash you away."
- Guy Finley
 
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