Category Archives: astrobiology

The Serviceberry: An Economy of Abundance

By Robin Wall Kimmerer [As Robin Wall Kimmerer harvests serviceberries alongside the birds, she considers the ethic of reciprocity that lies at the heart of the gift economy. How, she asks, can we learn from Indigenous wisdom and ecological systems to … Continue reading

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Meteor Shower

by Clint Smith I read somewhere that meteor showersare almost always named after the constellations from whichthey originate. It’s funny, I think, how even the universe is telling usthat we can never get too far from the place that created … Continue reading

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Signals Even GPS Cannot Detect

by Aylie Baker Returning to the US was always hard for me, in part because I began to notice how GPS technology was eroding what was left of our wayfinding capabilities. In the spring of 2013, I flew from Palau … Continue reading

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The Cosmos in the Tree as seen by Thích Nhất Hạnh

by Novasutras.org A wonderful quote by Thích Nhất Hạnh in The Art of Mindful Living provides a lovely illustration of agaya which is a new term, intended as an expression of the deep, sacred beauty of the universe.  “Look at the tree. [It] is a … Continue reading

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Our Spiritual Bond with Nature

–by Rachel Carson  A large part of my life has been concerned with some of the beauties and mysteries of this Earth about us, and with the even greater mysteries of the life that inhabits it. No one can dwell … Continue reading

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El Mundo Como un Sólo Lugar / The World as One Place

–por Chris Hadfield (Mar 08, 2019) [English below] Cuando nacemos tenemos una visión muy pequeña del mundo: el útero de nuestra madre y la sala de partos. Y, a medida que creces, es probable que tus padres intenten controlar el … Continue reading

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Fractals: The Relationship Between Small and Large

–by adrienne maree brown  (March 1, 2019) A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. … Continue reading

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Alquimia Espiritual / Spiritual Alchemy

–por Shinzen Young (Feb 22, 2019) [English below] Todas las tradiciones espirituales hablan acerca de la importancia de darle la bienvenida a las circunstancias negativas con amor. A menudo un@ escucha que debe amar a su enemigo o a las … Continue reading

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Unlearn to Unlove

–by Ted Seymour (Feb 14, 2019) Let that sink in for a minute. It’s a peculiar phrasing, I know, and one worth re-reading a few times, but I’ve been deeply impacted by these words since first reading them a few of weeks … Continue reading

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Las Leyes Universales del Conflicto / The Universal Laws of Conflict

–por Kazu Haga (Feb 7, 2019) [English below]   Las enseñanzas de Buda no eran un dogma religioso que le fue transmitido por algún ángel o profeta. Fue su comprensión de las leyes universales de la naturaleza y la realidad de la … Continue reading

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