Spirituality


*UPDATE: Vince’s VIRTUAL Lecture Series : Virtual ONLY via Zoom ~ Wednesday At 12 and 7

Please join us for Vince’s DiPasquale’s weekly lectures held live every Wednesday at 12PM and 7PM (on Zoom.) (For more info about Vince, check out his bio at https://startingpoint.org/vinces-corner .) Wednesdays 12PM: Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84817848874 Meeting ID: 848 1784 8874 One tap mobile +19292056099,,84817848874# US (New York) +13017158592,,84817848874# US (Washington DC) Dial by your location +1 […]

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Thought Of The Month August 2022 ~ “A Sense of Belonging…”

 By Vince DiPasquale  Embrace Silence:  Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us.  Bill W. August is a month dedicated to the wonderful word, retreat.  People have often called it the dog days of summer.  It’s a time to take a break from the […]

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Thought Of The Month July 2022 ~ “Celebrate Your Independence ~ and Live Free!”

 By Vince DiPasquale  When People lack a sense of awe,                                        Do not limit the view of yourself.  There will be disaster,                                                   Do not despise the conditions of your birth.  When people do not fear worldly power,                     Do not resist the natural course of your life.  a greater power will arrive.                                           In this way you will […]

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[Healing with Sound] ~ Let The Healing Begin ~ (Onsite)

When: Saturday August 6,  2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Where: Onsite at The Starting Point Facilitator: Angelo Rizzo Cost:  Free to all. Please consider a Love Offering for The Starting Point Inc. of NJ at startingpoint.org/donations *NOTE: Please note that we will need around five people to sign up for this event.  It is a […]

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Vince Talks Purpose

Be inspired to discover or renew your purpose! Join Vince DiPasquale for a powerful lesson he shared with PennMedicine and The University of Pennsylvania Health Systems employees for their National Employee Health and Well-Being Month. Vince spoke about the importance of reestablishing one’s purpose in order to overcome challenges, face adversity, and move forward. Click […]

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Thought Of The Month May 2022 ~ “Gratitude, Love, and Service”

By Vince DiPasquale ______________________________________________________________________________ “You can’t give to others what you don’t have.” “Service is God’s gift to us so we can learn how to give and receive.” ______________________________________________________________________________ May is one of the most beautiful and special months of the year. It is the month of new birth, flowers, a time when everything comes […]

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Thought Of The Month April 2022 ~ “Balance and Service, the Secret of Life”

By Vince DiPasquale “Heaven is eternal – the earth endures. Why do heaven and earth last forever? They do not live for themselves only. This is the secret of their durability.” “For this reason the sage puts himself last and so ends up ahead. He stays a witness to life, so endures.” “Serve the needs […]

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Thought Of The Month March 2022 ~ “The Power of Positive Thinking.”

By Vince DiPasquale As we enter the month of March, let’s take time to dedicate this month to the spirit of positive thinking. We spend too much time looking at what’s wrong. This month is a time of transition from the cold of winter to the beauty of spring. Let’s all of us examine our […]

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Thought Of The Month February 2022 ~ “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

By Vince DiPasquale The month of February is called the love month. We celebrate Valentine’s Day and experience the last month of winter. Let’s spend some time exploring the word “love”. Like everything else in our society we have taken the deeply spiritual nature of the word and commercialized it so that it exploits people. […]

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Thought Of The Month January 2022 ~ “Live One Day at a Time ~ Each and Every Day!”

By: Vince DiPasquale Happy and blessed New Year? It’s hard to believe that it’s already here. Let’s take some time to reflect in a spirit of gratitude, humility, and learning, on yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Yesterday is over. Much has happened, both positive and negative. Take time to inventory the past year. Try to look […]

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2021 Educational Program”Doing Grief Well Part 3: Complicated Grief” with Pat Obst and Loretta Depka is Now On The Starting Point’s YouTube Channel

In Part III of the “Doing Grief Well” series, Pat Obst, LCSW, MSW and Loretta Depka, Executive Director continued their discussions on the complex process of grieving. You can find The Starting Point’s YouTube channel here. As an aid to further explore this important topic, check out “64 Tips for Coping with Grief at the […]

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Thought Of The Month December 2021 ~ “Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing”.

By: Vincent DiPasquale The month of December speaks to us of new birth and new beginnings. It reminds me of three words that come from AA literature: “Yesterday, today and tomorrow”. As part of our history, we have so many attachments starting with our families combined with all the experiences we have gone through. We […]

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Thought Of The Month Nov 2021 ~ “An Attitude of Gratitude”

By: Vincent DiPasquale As we get ready to celebrate the wonderful month of Thanksgiving, we pause to reflect on three very special and beautiful words: Gratitude, Acceptance and Love. I consider these the most spiritual words in our language. Growth can only take place when we can develop gratitude. Someone who views life in the […]

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Thought Of The Month Oct 2021 ~ “Renewing our relationship with our Creator”

By: Vince DiPasquale October is the month to renew our relationship with our Creator, the God of our understanding. All of us are on a spiritual journey. We already know our Creator, but on the journey of life, our ego (Ease God Out) conflicts with our spirit so we have to continue to rediscover the […]

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The Serenity Prayer – Long version

Vince DiPasquale, in his weekly lecture, encouraged all to read the long version of The Serenity Prayer that can be found below. Join Vince every Wednesday at noon (Live and Zoom) and 7 pm (Zoom only). The Serenity Prayer “GOD, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the […]

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