Category Archives: WednesdaysOnFridays

Compassion for Earth is Vaccine Against Epidemic of Indifference

by Junno Arocho Esteves Contemplation and compassion are the necessary components of an integral ecology that ensures both the care of the environment and the common good, Pope Francis said. “Compassion is the opposite of indifference,” Francis said Sept. 12 … Continue reading

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Our Teachers In Nature

by Elisabet Sahtouris Looking at living systems over time, I came to understand that they all go through a cycle that’s very like our psychological maturation cycles. We start with a unity, we’re undifferentiated, we come into the world new. … 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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Living Your Wholehearted Legacy Now

by Kristi Nelson In the end, we all want to have lived lives that mattered. We all want to have left a lasting imprint on the hearts of those we loved and on the world as a whole. We all … Continue reading

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Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation

by John Lewis While my time here has now come to an end, I want you to know that in the last days and hours of my life you inspired me. You filled me with hope about the next chapter … 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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Just a Garden Away: A Song About Returning to the Basics

By Aaron & Chaya Ableman Song offered by Aaron to Awakin Oakland on April 16, 2020. If the earth can’t breathe, I can’t breathe!So, what else to do but build a garden?Raising our youth in a bed of soil and … Continue reading

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Growing Up, Growing Whole, and How We Compose Ourselves

by Rebecca Solnit Growing up, we say, as though we were trees, as though altitude was all that there was to be gained, but so much of the process is growing whole as the fragments are gathered, the patterns found. … Continue reading

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