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Avoiding the Extremes - Revisited

We have a great legacy of life-changing messages from our journey as a community and this morning we revisited a message that Chris brought about our attraction to extremes and how we can discover the power of the middle way.

This advert demonstrates how jumping to an extreme conclusion can mean that you miss out on the bigger picture.

We often put our energy into getting to a destination that feels like home when this song flips that concept on its head, saying...

Wherever I'm going, I'm already home, I'm living in the moment."

What matters most to you? This hilarious sketch by French and Saunders demonstrates how whilst we may say that something is important to us, our actions reveal the reality!

Chris tells the story of the Buddha's Enlightenment in which Siddhartha Gautama realised that there is peace and power to be found in avoiding extremes.

In the film Forrest Gump, Forrest decides to go for a run and gradually develops a following of people who put their lives on hold to follow him, believing this will give them the answers they are looking for. That's pretty extreme behaviour! But when Forrest decides his running days are over, his followers have to figure out what to do next and how to navigate the life they've left behind.

Chris leads us to a place of finding the middle way between the extremes that we're drawn to.

Consider this week what matters most to you? What do you think your extremist tendencies are? Are you willing to change your mind, grow and evolve?

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