Category Archives: wisdom

Two Words That Can Change a Life

by Cheryl Rice Is it possible that two words can change someone’s day, someone’s life? What if those same two words could change the world? Well, I’m on a quest to find out – and, with your help, this quest will … Continue reading

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Loneliness

by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell Everybody feels lonely from time to time. When we have no one to sit next to at lunch, when we move to a new city, or when nobody has time for us at the … Continue reading

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The Power of Now

by Eckhart Tolle One night not long after my twenty-ninth birthday, I woke up in the early hours with a feeling of absolute dread. The silence of the night, the vague outlines of the furniture in the dark room, the … Continue reading

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Finding Balance in an Unstable World

By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee The present pandemic, which in a few short months has wreaked havoc across our world, is most likely caused by an imbalance in the natural world, as loss of habitat and biodiversity is not only driving animals … Continue reading

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Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud

by Dr. Maya Angelou There is an African American song 19th Century, which,  is so great.  It says: “when it looked like the sun wasn’t shining anymore, God put a rainbow in the clouds” Imagine!  I’ve had so many rainbows … Continue reading

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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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The Grace of Silence

by Michele Norris Even in the most terrifying moments at a sterile hospital, there is some comfort in knowing that a world you recognize is just outside and beyond the parking garage. You can fixate on a familiar image as … Continue reading

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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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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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