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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:
Story of an Assistance

My story took place more than a couple years ago, and the long term effects of the greeting was pivotal to my development. At the time, I was getting easily burnt out from work and I was at the mercy of the cycle of falling from grace on Monday and beginning my climb towards grace on Friday night.

One Saturday, I was trying to calm down from...

Featured Spiritual Parable:
Truth About Ego

Once there was a common man who had an uncommon sense. People of his small town went to him with their problems and some others like to be with him and listen to him.

One day a man came and asked "What is Ego? They say its bad...

Spiritual Movie Review:
Expiration Date

Expiration Date 
This is a wonderfully dark comedy about a young man preparing logistically and emotionally for imminent death on his 25th birthday due to a family curse. You see, his father and grandfather both were killed on their 25th birthdays... by milk trucks!

In facing death, Charlie must ultimately come to grips with reality and his life, not as it was or could be if he lived past his 25th birthday, but as it is here and now.

In following Charlie's journey during his last days, minutes, hours, and seconds, we too are reminded of the preciousness and intrigue of every moment regardless of whether we will live to see another one.
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Spiritual Book Review:
Wild Attraction by Paul and Patricia Richards

  Spiritual Book: Wild Attraction
On the surface, "Wild Attraction" looks like just another relationship manual. It could easily be mistaken for a "How To Have a Spiritual Relationship" book, and that's what I thought before I started reading.

The more I dug into the material though, the more I realized that the concepts presented turn our current view of "successful relationships" upside down. Some of the ideas directly contradicted what I believed was required for a relationship to be successful. This was initially difficult for me to digest, and even still some concepts I still am juggling and not quite sure how they fit in with my own ideas and experience.

For example, what do you mean relationships aren't supposed to require work??? :)

Maybe if I had read the book cover, "A Ruthlessly Practical Guide to Extraordinary Relationship" then that wouldn't have been as much of a surprise. :) And in that light, Wild Attraction is definitely not for everybody. If you are comfortable in your ways, or are content with having a "good enough" relationship then don't waste your money on this book.

On the other hand, if you're drawn to a path of challenge and growth, and what it takes to experience a truly "extraordinary" relationship then give this book a read. Wild Attraction is not a 'quick fix' to relationships, but rather, the book takes a long view of first making ourselves 'extraordinary' so that we can be ready and available for relating with other 'extraordinary' people. In this context, it may take a year or years to grow enough to even consider yourself a truly viable candidate for 'extraordinary relationship.'

There are some very wise insights and practical exercises within "Wild Attraction" that I have already begun to apply in my life; I can feel some differences shifting within me that I know will manifest in the outer world as these latent gifts mature. I know in my heart of hearts that an extraordinary relationship is what I want, and I will continue to explore this book and it's exercises.

This isn't a book to be read once, but rather, a book to be read over and over until the concepts are no longer ideas to practice, but rather, ways of being.
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