Category Archives: nonviolence

One Foot/Lead With Love

by Melanie DeMore Song’s Lyrics: You gotta put one foot in front of the otherAnd lead with lovePut one foot in front of the otherAnd lead with love (repeat all 4 lines) Verses (call and response)Don’t give up hopeYou’re not … Continue reading

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Once the World Was Perfect

by Joy Harjo Once the world was perfect, and we were happy in that world.Then we took it for granted.Discontent began a small rumble in the earthly mind.Then Doubt pushed through with its spiked head.And once Doubt ruptured the web,All … Continue reading

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We Shall Overcome: Love Will Rise Again

by Nimo Patel & Daniel Nahmod This week we are featuring the inspirational hip hop artist, Nimo Patel who has spent many years at the Mahatma Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Patel has done humanitarian work for underprivileged children in … Continue reading

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When Savoring a Pleasant Moment Is a Radical Act

by Ari Honarvar May 9, 2020 As we grapple with the first global pandemic lockdown of our lifetime, our daily routines have been upended, and it’s difficult to keep up with new changes. Many of us are overwhelmed by the precarious … Continue reading

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Thirsty for Wonder

by Mirabai Starr Contemplative life flows in a circular pattern: awe provokes introspection, which invokes awe. Maybe you’re making dinner and you step outside to snip chives from the kitchen garden just as the harvest moon is rising over the … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Serious, Get Real

by Minister Michael Beckwith Has anyone ever told you that you take yourself too seriously? Or maybe you remember a past conversation when you confided to a friend, “Oh, he takes himself so seriously that it’s hard to be around … Continue reading

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Lorena, la de pies ligeros | Light-Footed Woman

by Juan Carlos Rulfo (Director) Mediation & Movie Awakin Circle María Lorena Ramirez Hernández lives a pastoral life in Copper Canyon (land of Tarahumaras) except from when she participates in long-distance running competitions. Lorena has own dozens of marathons and … Continue reading

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The World Needs Your Cargo: Kozo Hattori & Sue Cochrane

by Kozo Hattori, Sue Cochrane In July of 2020, beloved ServiceSpace friends Kozo Hattori, and Sue Cochrane, came together for a virtual conversation in the presence of community. Both were navigating stark realities with cancer. Their luminous exchange was threaded with … Continue reading

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Life

by Rabindranath Tagore (Poet) I shall not ever easily forget, My heart shall fill up with life, Even in death, lies hidden That endless life In the lightning and thunder, your flute plays, But that is no ordinary tune, I … Continue reading

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The Eyes Are Useless When the Mind Is Blind

by Carlos Mora Molina We invite you to a very unique evening of Meditation & Mindfulness. Our special guest, Carlos Mora, will guide you on an experiential journey of the senses with Mindfulness techniques he has learned through 20 years … Continue reading

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