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Small Graces by Kent Nerburn
Pause just long enough in your busy day to sit in a patch of sunlight. Now breathe deeply. Then, in the small space you just opened, read this profound reflection on the quiet graces that make up a day. They might just lead into the larger grace of your whole life.... posted on Mar 10 2018, 12,540 reads


The Intelligence of Plants
Plants are intelligent; perform complex mathematical computations; plan for the future; and even interpret meaning. Stephen Harrod Buhner came to this conclusion by opening his understanding up to the many cultures and individuals who have listened to plants in order to learn what they have to say. He learned from the direct stories of indigenous people whose first person accounts all said they le... posted on Mar 09 2018, 9,042 reads


From Mindfulness to Heartfulness
"Heartfulness seeks to overcome limitations to the kind of mindfulness that is used for the pursuit of profit and pleasure and doesnt challenge materialistic beliefs, values, or practices. Mindfulness can enable other virtues, but if we remain on the purely cognitive level, or stay narrowly focused on stress reduction, we are missing its true power. While the science focus is extremely convincing... posted on Mar 08 2018, 6,945 reads


What If We Believed No Lives Mattered Less Than Other Lives?
"Homeboy Industries provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community. Each year over 10,000 former gang members from across Los Angeles come through Homeboy Industries doors in an effort to make a positive change. They are welcomed into a community of mutua... posted on Mar 07 2018, 1,867 reads


Peace Pilgrim's Last Interview
How far would you go to "live" on a daily basis something you believed in? Would you go over 25,000 miles? Would you spend over twenty-five years on the journey? And what would you need to be able to show for it in order to consider your effort a success? Read this remarkable interview with the woman who zig-zagged across the United States more than six times on foot as a way to embody peace and i... posted on Mar 06 2018, 6,765 reads


The Spirit of Restorative Justice
Sujatha Baliga serves as the Executive Director of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice, in Alameda County, California. Her background as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, criminal law attorney, and meditator inform her critical and revolutionary work in restorative justice today. Following a life-changing encounter with His Holiness the Dalai Lama who advised her to meditate an... posted on Mar 05 2018, 6,641 reads


Richard Feynman's Ode to a Flower
Nobel prize winning physicist, Richard Feynman (May 11, 1918-February 15, 1988) explains in this monologue, Ode to a Flower, that seeing a flower in all of its miraculous constituent parts adds to his ability to see it as aesthetically beautiful. Fraser Davidson captures his words in stunning graphic motion.... posted on Mar 04 2018, 6,074 reads


Finding Right Livelihood
In this thoughtful piece, author E.F. Schumacher argues for a set of economic principles that aligns economic progress and growth with the Buddhist ideals of nonviolence and peace. He proposes intriguing perspectives on labor, leisure, consumption, and the use of natural resources that flips modern economics on its head. Read on for fascinating food for thought.... posted on Mar 03 2018, 8,556 reads


The Town that Fought Big Ag and Won
When the advancing threat of Big Apple, a monoculture heavily sprayed with pesticides, came to Mals, Italy the women took action. In a display of direct democracy, this tiny village in the south Tyrol province of northern Italy hasĀ inspired a movement now coursing its way through Europe, the United States, and beyond.... posted on Mar 02 2018, 7,305 reads


Lessons in Resilience: The Stories We Tell and Why They Matter
"Resilience has taken on many meanings throughout its long history, but scientists who study stress and resilience say it's helpful to think of it as an emotional muscle that can be strengthened at any time. The American Psychological Association defines resilience as, "the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress - such as family... posted on Mar 01 2018, 9,706 reads


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