Category Archives: Awakin Oakland

Es Tu Responsabilidad / It Is Your Responsibility

por Toni Morrison  (February 18, 1931 — August 5, 2019 RIP) [English Below] “Había una vez una mujer anciana. Ciega pero sabia.” ¿O era un hombre anciano? Acaso era un gurú. O un griot (sabio del Africa del Oeste) calmando … Continue reading

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Leo Tolstoy on Kindness and the Measure of Love

By Maria Popova “Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now,” Jack Kerouac wrote in a beautiful letter to his first wife and lifelong friend. Somehow, despite our sincerest intentions, we repeatedly fall short of … Continue reading

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La falsa dualidad entre “trabajo” y “servicio”/The False Duality Between “Job” And “Service”

por Zilong Wang [English below] Alrededor de la época en que partí para Asia en julio, dos de mis amigos/profesores más queridos dejaron su dedicación al voluntariado a tiempo total para comenzar a trabajar a tiempo completo. Su decisión de … Continue reading

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2019 is a Mineral Year

by Malidoma Somé Mineral is the storage place of memory, the principle of creativity, resources, stories, and symbolism.  In the cosmological wheel, mineral is located in the west and is colored white.  It is the elemental energy that allows us … Continue reading

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Amante ilegal / The illegal Lover

por Francisco (Pancho) Ramos-Stierle [English below] La Luna brilla en mi cuerpoy así también el Sol y los planetas y las estrellas y las galaxias.La luz hermosa de la eternidad está dentro de mípero mis ojos ciegos no pueden verla.Fue … Continue reading

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Violence and Nonviolence

by H.H. Dalai Lama and Victor Chan “What is violence? What is nonviolence?” the Dalai Lama had once asked me in one of our interviews in Dharamsala. “Very difficult to make clear. It is related to motivation. If we have … Continue reading

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Por qué la migración es un derecho humano fundamental/Why Migration is a Fundamental Human Right

por Mohsin Hamid [English below] Gran Bretaña y Estados Unidos no son, de ninguna manera, únicos en negar el derecho humano a la migración. Todas las democracias ricas hacen lo mismo. China y algunos otros países incluso restringen la migración … Continue reading

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The Quest for Peace and Justice

by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Every man lives in two realms, the internal and the external. The internal is that realm of spiritual ends expressed in art, literature, morals, and religion. The external is that complex of devices, techniques, … Continue reading

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Devolverte, tierra / Return to Earth

por Lilianet Brintrup [English below] No le hagamos más ruido Cubrámonos con su polvo Recojámonos temprano Como buenos pájaros terrestres. Busquemos su horizonte más lejano Con ojos serenos. Minas seamos de minerals sólidos. Árboles seamos Para devolverle su sombra arrebatada … Continue reading

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Happiness Is A Journey

by Elizabeth Lesser To be human is to be lost in the woods. None of us arrives here with clear directions on how to get from point A to point B without stumbling into the forest of confusion or catastrophe … Continue reading

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