Category Archives: Awakin Oakland

Moral Responsibility To Disobey Unjust Laws

by Martin Luther King Jr.  (Jan 17, 2018) There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and humans are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair. I hope, sirs, you can understand our legitimate … Continue reading

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Esta Música Nos Creó / This Music Made Us

–por David George Haskell (Jan 11, 2017)    [English below] Para l@s grieg@s de la época de Homero, kleos, la fama, estaba hecha de canción. Las vibraciones en el aire contenían la medida y el recuerdo de la vida de una persona. … Continue reading

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Honorable Harvest

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Jan 04 2018) In this season of harvest, our baskets are full, rounded with fragrant apples and heaped with winter squash. So too are the steel shopping carts that clatter across the parking lot, plastic bags whipping in … Continue reading

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Nuestro Compromiso Para Sanar / Our Commitment to Healing

–by Julia Butterfly Hill (Jan 30, 2017)    [English below] No pararon hasta el 23 de diciembre (de 1997). En lugar de los “doce días de Navidad”, tuvimos doce días de motosierras, todo el día, todos los días. Cada vez que una … Continue reading

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Open Hands to the Universe

–by Satish Kumar (Dec 7, 2017) “We can go on looking for peace in politics, in materialism, in secterianism. I tell you, we will only find frustration and exhaustion. There is a story about a musk deer, who has musk in his … Continue reading

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Superando la Monocultura Interna y Externa / Overcoming Inner & Outer Monoculture

–por Joao Pedro Stedile  (Dec 1, 2017) [English below] Sólo después de 10 años de lucha, nos hemos dado cuenta del valor de esa enseñanza de José Martí, de que solo el conocimiento libera a la persona, porque percibimos en la práctica … Continue reading

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The Blessing of a Swelling Raindrop

–by Robin Wall Kimmerer  (Nov 24 2017) However alluring the thought of warmth, there is no substitute for standing in the rain to waken every sense—senses that are muted within four walls, where my attention would be on me, instead of all … Continue reading

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The Divine Mother

–by Sri Aurobindo (Nov 10th, 2017) …She is the Force, the inevitable Word, The magnet of our difficult ascent, The Sun from which we kindle all our suns, The Light that leans from the unrealised Vasts, The joy that beckons from the … Continue reading

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Hábitos del Corazón / Habits of the Heart

–por Parker Palmer (Nov 02, 2017) [English below] “Hábitos del corazón” (una frase acuñada por Alexis de Tocqueville) son formas profundamente arraigadas de ver, ser y responder a la vida que involucran nuestras mentes, nuestras emociones, nuestras autoimágenes, nuestros conceptos de significado … Continue reading

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The Basic Delusion

–by Eckhart Tolle (Oct 26th, 2017) The human mind, in its desire to know, understand, and control, mistakes its opinions and viewpoints for the truth. It says: this is how it is. You have to be larger than thought to realize that … Continue reading

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