Category Archives: meditation

Beggarly, Friendly, and Kingly Giving

by Stephen Levine The greatest gift is the act of giving itself.  Traditionally, three kinds of giving are spoken of.  There is beggarly giving, which is when we give with only one hand, still holding onto what we give.  In … 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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Earth Touching

by Thich Nhat Hanh Here is the foot of a tree.Here is an empty, quiet place.Here is a small sitting cushion.Here is the cool green of the grass.My child, why don’t you sit down? Sit upright.
Sit with solidity.
Sit in peace.
Don’t … Continue reading

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Kindness is Free

by Olutayo Ifedayo Victor No one noticed or even cared when the richest man in my community died. Everyone went about their normal way of life. It was as if nothing had happened at all. On the day of his … Continue reading

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Where Should One Find Happiness?

by Prof RR -Rajagopalan Mulla Nusruddin was walking on the road and he saw a man sitting on the wayside, looking very unhappy and dejected. Mulla asked him, “What is bothering you?” The man replied, “I have nothing of interest … 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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Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

by Alice Walker I am the youngest of eight siblings. Five of us have died. I share losses, health concerns, and other challenges common to the human condition, especially in these times of war, poverty, environmental devastation, and greed that … Continue reading

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Space to Heal

by Thuy Nguyen Healing requires space. As we plow through day to day life, we dream about finding a time when there will be space to heal, rejuvenate and refuel. Some of us are holding off until the weekend, while for … Continue reading

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Black Bodies

by Richard Rohr Until the killing of black mothers’ sons [and daughters] is as important as the discovery of white mothers’ sons, we who believe in freedom cannot rest. —Ella Baker [1] As I wrote in last week’s meditations, the early … Continue reading

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Perdonar a tu persona / Forgive Your Persona

por A. Sánchez Ferrer [English below] El perdón sucede en la Conciencia.  Deja de intentar cambiarte, corregirte, mejorarte, comportarte como crees que se espera de ti. Tras ese intento solo se esconde la idea de que eres erróneo. La idea … Continue reading

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