Category Archives: Awakin Oakland

Don’t Just Resist, Return to Who You Are

–by Taiaiake Alfred (Mar 29, 2018) When we talk about colonization, we tend to think of brutally stolen land, racism, broken treaties, boarding schools. Those are things that happened. Those are the well-known things that shaped the relationship between Indigenous people and … Continue reading

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Set Our Mind Towards The Infinite

–by Rabindranath Tagore (Mar 28, 2018) When we watch a girl trying to walk, we see her countless failures; her successes are but few. If we had to limit our observation within a narrow space of time, the sight would be cruel. … Continue reading

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No Hay Revolución Sin Evolución / There Is No Revolution Without Evolution

–por Victoria Santa Cruz (March 22, 2018) [English below] Entrevistador (E): Quisiera formularle una pregunta de carácter personal, porque creo que en este caso es importante. El hecho de ser mujer, el hecho de ser negra y el hecho de ser latinoamericana, y … Continue reading

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The Organic and Harmonious Inter-Relation of Virtues

–by Nyanaponika Thera  (March 15, 2018) Unbounded love guards compassion against turning into partiality, prevents it from making discriminations by selecting and excluding and thus protects it from falling into partiality or aversion against the excluded side. Love imparts to equanimity its … Continue reading

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El Regreso al Templo Interior / The Return to the Inner Temple 

–por Zola Dubnikova (Mar 8th, 2018) [English below] Es nuestra responsabilidad bailar para encarnar la esencia de nuestra verdadera divinidad En nuestras almas, tod@s somos bailarin@s curander@s cantantes y creador@s tod@s tenemos algo poderoso que decir que dar cuando estamos en sintonía … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Love: A Feminist Intervention

–by Valarie Kaur  (March 01 2018) My first lesson in revolutionary love was that stories can help us see no stranger. […] And then my son was born. In a time when hate crimes against our communities are at the highest they have been since … Continue reading

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La Intimidad y Sus Diferencias / Intimacy and Its Differences

–por Diane Musho Hamilton  (Feb 23, 2018) [English below] Tami Simon: Quería leer una cita de tu libro que realmente me llamó la atención: “Hay un límite incorporado a nuestra intimidad y confianza porque rehuimos de reconocer la verdadera profundidad de nuestras … Continue reading

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You Are One Of Us

–by Steve Karlin (Feb 15, 2018) Steve Karlin [SK]: When I’m talking, I’m trying to be in my place in the center. Now, I’m aware of all my [hand]shaking going on. But when I’m trying to communicate, I’m not aware of it at … Continue reading

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La Claridad No Tiene Miedo / Clarity Has No Fear

–por Margaret Wheatley  (Feb 08, 2018) [English below] Querer ver claramente es un verdadero acto de valentía. Abrir nuestro corazón y nuestra mente, estar abiert@s a lo que la vida nos ofrece en este momento, requiere un tremendo valor y firmeza. Al … Continue reading

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Words Make Worlds

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Jan Feb 01 2018) Writing as an indigenous plant woman I might say, “My plant relatives have shared healing knowledge with me and given me a root medicine.” Instead of ignoring our mutual relationship, I celebrate it. Yet … Continue reading

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