Category Archives: Awakin Oakland

La mejor lección de la niñez por Pablo Neruda / Pablo Neruda’s Greatest Lesson from Childhood

por Lewis Hyde [English below] Jugando en el jardín detrás de la casa, un día cuando todavía era un niño pequeño, Neruda descubrió un agujero en la cerca de madera. “Miré a través del agujero y vi un paisaje como … Continue reading

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We Will Do Our Best to Hide Them

by Bryan Farrell Refugees are fleeing, hate groups are rising, the far-right is winning elections around the world. Those who want to do something about it are going to need a model for resistance. And there may be none better … Continue reading

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Amar y Querer/ Love and Want

por José José [English below] Casi todos sabemos querer Pero pocos sabemos amar Y es que amar y querer no es igual Amar es sufrir, querer es gozar El que ama pretende servir El que ama su vida la da … Continue reading

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Three Things That Matter Most in Youth and Old Age

by Nancy Hill In a world that daily throws both curiosities and crises at us, it can be difficult to discern what is important. An unexpected event can render what matters today insignificant tomorrow. How do you keep perspective? I … Continue reading

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Lluvia del Alma/ Rain of the Soul

por Pancho Ramos-Stierle [English below] en la nochedespierta con el aroma de los soles lejanosmucho antes de que salpiquenel techo de tu corazón quítate las cobijas del saber ahoray deja que el espíritu corra afuera descalzoen los campos inconocibles de … Continue reading

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The Cosmos in the Tree as seen by Thích Nhất Hạnh

by Novasutras.org  “Look at the tree. [It] is a wonderful thing, a tree. A tree is very beautiful. A tree to me is as beautiful as a cathedral, even more beautiful. I look[ed] into the tree and I saw the … Continue reading

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La vida espiritual comienza en el corazón / Spiritual Life Begins Within the Heart

por Joan Chittister [English below] ¿Cómo podemos justificar estas cosas? ¿Cómo podemos lidiar con ellas? ¿Cómo podemos encontrar tanto consuelo en ellas como confusión? Estas son las preguntas que no desaparecerán, pero a las que los gigantes espirituales de todas … 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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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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