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About William Tell

I live in Baltimore and am homeless. My career goal is to become a radio talk show host.

Podcast — The Way of Peace

I’ve just re-published my book.  Check it out!

The Way of Peace

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Music:  Ringo Starr, “It don’t come easy”

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Contents

THE WAY OF PEACE

1. About this book
2. Meditation
3. Application
4. Serotonin and the individual
5. Serotonin and society
6. Sales pitch
7. Mooring oneself in What Is
Life with OCD
Life with DSPS
8. Heart and soul
9. Put in the clutch
10. Strategies
11. Tactics
12. An examination of the Sermon on the Mount
13. Two (or more) views of the Kingdom
14. Jesus is not coming soon — or ever
15. Jesus’ words about “the Kingdom”
16. Other Jesus sayings
17. About organized religion
18. As to reincarnation
19. Sacrifice
Heaven and hell: Dr. George Ritchie’s near-death experience
About Edgar Cayce
Edgar Cayce’s dream
About Edgar Cayce’s dream
Appendix
Alphabetical list of passage titles
Related blog posts
Glossary

1. About this book

THE WAY OF PEACE

Home 2. Meditation →

Matthew 11:28-30: Jesus said,

Come to me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; …
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

All my life, I have been concerned for people who seemed to me to have a harder lot than they deserved — who were loaded down with heavy burdens.

In time, I came to see that I likewise carried needless heavy burdens.

Life is difficult enough even without them. Jesus speaks here of a way to live without them. Life’s inherent difficulties cannot be avoided. Needless difficulties can be avoided, and one’s life will be far more pleasant as a result. I humbly believe I have come to understand what Jesus meant, and that is what I seek to set forth here. Continue reading 1. About this book

2. Meditation

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Meditation is not the whole of the Way, any more than flour is the whole of cookies. If you want cookies, you must also have butter, sugar, and perhaps eggs, in addition to flour. Flour is essential, however. Likewise as to the Way, meditation is so essential, as to move me to say this: if you have any interest in learning the Way, and do not now have a discipline of meditation, you should start one now — right now — before even reading the rest of this book. Continue reading 2. Meditation

3. Application

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We are considering the human being as having, so to speak, three intimately interconnected “bodies:” (a) a material, physical body of flesh, that engages in behavior and acts on other material objects; (b) a body that thinks, is composed of and acts on ideas (ideation), which we may call the “mind;” and (c) a body of emotions, or feelings or “affects” (all the same thing), which we may call the “soul”.

Our thesis is that a single set of disciplines, involving all three “bodies,” can yield a state of being I have called “peace of mind,” which is tantamount to what Jesus called “the Kingdom;” and, in short, maximize one’s opportunities for tranquility and happiness in life. Continue reading 3. Application

4. Serotonin and the individual

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Living as Jesus taught actually changes your physical body, in desirable ways.

I will focus just now on body chemistry, and specifically one chemical, serotonin.  Dozens of chemicals are probably involved, and I don’t mean to exaggerate the importance of just one.  However, it happens that, on the one hand, serotonin plays a major role in the challenges I have personally faced in my life; and on the other hand, it has profound ramifications for how well anyone does in life. Continue reading 4. Serotonin and the individual