“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” How can we practice altruism in a “me, myself, and I” world? In this throwback episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through some of our past shows and videos on altruism or selfless love and actions towards others. As always, the content is based on 18th-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s written philosophies. Throughout the vast volumes of his writings, Swedenborg describes ways we can reject materialism, self-centered cravings, etc. and focus on things that benefit all humanity.
This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CXsFCwI93Q
Full-length videos featured in this episode
What It Means to be Human (Swedenborg Minute) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUHzjo81tQw
Don’t Let Hell Push You Around (Swedenborg Minute) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7DA901yTLk
How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Evil Spirits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxBVK5d-A4
The Wrong Question To Ask - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R2ciHUGKJ4
Religion Means Nothing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHKQHL8gkQE
How Not Coveting Could Change the World - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Sij_ZB9ow
How To Be Wise - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwcPm0Yon8Y
How Vinegar Could Fix Politics - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsaorZQwxaE
Drunkenness Shows Us the Way - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZuEsJvBSx0
How to Love Your Enemies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjI5Q3qkJWM
On Ice and Hope - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkc1xtG_K7g
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Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating a new episode for a worldwide audience that focuses on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, overcoming worldly issues, and more.