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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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Loneliness

by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell Everybody feels lonely from time to time. When we have no one to sit next to at lunch, when we move to a new city, or when nobody has time for us at the … Continue reading

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Our Teachers In Nature

by Elisabet Sahtouris Looking at living systems over time, I came to understand that they all go through a cycle that’s very like our psychological maturation cycles. We start with a unity, we’re undifferentiated, we come into the world new. … Continue reading

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How Many Holy Moments?

by Richard Whittaker [Here’s one of the stunning stories shared by Rachel Naomi Remen in a recent circle.] This story is about a guy who runs a large emergency room in San Francisco. Emergency room doctors are not soft and mushy. … Continue reading

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On Hope

by Krista Tippett A couple of years ago I started sometimes asking, at the end of my conversations: “What makes you despair, and where are you finding hope?” It turns out that answers to the two parts of that question … Continue reading

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Returning the Gift

By Robin Wall Kimmerer We are showered every day with the gifts of the Earth, gifts we have neither earned nor paid for: air to breathe, nurturing rain, black soil, berries and honeybees, the tree that became this page, a … Continue reading

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The Greatest Danger – The Deadening of Heart and Mind

by Joanna Macy “What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.” – Buddha The Great Turning arises in response to what we know and feel is happening to our world. It entails … Continue reading

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What If We Fought Back to Reclaim Our Attention

by Rob Hopkins Imagine, if you will, Vincent van Gogh in Arles, France in August 1888. It is a late summer’s day with the mistral winds blowing through the street outside. He has just got back to his small studio … 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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La major medicina para mi aflicción de crisis climática /The Best Medicine for My Climate Grief

por Perter Kalmus [English below] A veces una ola de angustia sobre la crisis climática me invade. Ocurre inesperadamente, tal vez durante una presentación de libros, o mientras hablo por teléfono con un representante del Congreso. En un milisegundo, sin … Continue reading

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