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Jacob Needleman: I Am Not I
Among the great questions of the human heart, none is more central than the question, "Who am I?" And among the great answers of the human spirit, none is more central than the experience of "I Am." In fact, in the course of an intensely lived human life--a normal human life filled with the search for Truth--this question and this answer eventually run parallel to each other, coming closer and clo... posted on Mar 25 2019, 2,026 reads


Mary Oliver: Poet of Awe
Mary Oliver was in a class by herself. Distinguished with a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, she was viewed with suspicion by literary critics for her status as a kind of rock star poet. For those of us who read her like a daily liturgy, her name is synonymous with other such essential words: mystery, wild, awe, terror, devotion, gratitude, grace. All of them come alive in her simple poem... posted on Mar 24 2019, 6,611 reads


We Became Fragments
This powerful film chronicles the journey of Ibraheem Sarhan, a Syrian teenager, as he adapts to a new life in Winnipeg, Canada. Following the loss of his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Ibraheem left Syria with his father. "We went out against our will and we shall return with our hope," he says. Watch Ibraheem as he navigates his first week of high school in this sto... posted on Mar 23 2019, 1,796 reads


First, the Work of Paying Attention to the World
"David George Haskell is an ecologist and evolutionary biologist whose work is located at the thrumming intersection between science and poetry. He integrates rigorous research with a deeply contemplative, immersive approach, and his subjects are unexpected and revelatory. His widely acclaimed, Pulitzer-finalist book, "The Forest Unseen," chronicles the story of the universe in one square meter of... posted on Mar 22 2019, 2,171 reads


Why Shadows Were Invented
In 'From These Wilds Beyond Our Fences,' Bayo Akomolafe points out that when Seventeenth-century physicist Francesco Grimaldi directed a focused ray of sunlight in a dark room, managing the ray so that it struck a thin rod and produced a shadow on a screen, he proved that light behaves in unexpected ways. In fact, light is only one side of a whole,like yin and yang. Thus "darkness is not the absen... posted on Mar 21 2019, 2,561 reads


Holding Circles of Healing
"In 2017, we released our labor of love film, "TeachMeToBeWILD: A Story of Hurt Children and their Animal Healers". This film is a universal healing story that brings together many interconnected elements: children, animals, nature, silence and the power of safe, non-judgemental listening spaces. One of our greatest inspirations to make the film was witnessing how Steve Karlin and John Malloy do n... posted on Mar 20 2019, 3,410 reads


Children, Anger Control and Inuit Wisdom
"Traditional Inuit parenting is incredibly nurturing and tender. If you took all the parenting styles around the world and ranked them by their gentleness, the Inuit approach would likely rank near the top. (They even have a special kiss for babies, where you put your nose against the cheek and sniff the skin.) The culture views scolding -- or even speaking to children in an angry voice -- as inap... posted on Mar 19 2019, 5,296 reads


The Naked Voice: Transforming Life through the Power of Sound
"Your voice is as unique as your twelve-stranded DNA. However, many don't know how to access it. Our schools and social conditioning don't offer many clues. Yet the human voice is everyone's birthright. It is a universal given, a bridge between the worlds, the soul's messenger, a gift of spirit capable of inspiring evolutionary shifts in consciousness. Your authentic singing voice is the muscle an... posted on Mar 18 2019, 3,038 reads


A Moment with Mr. Rogers
"I interviewed Fred Rogers, creator and host of television's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, by telephone a few years before he died. The occasion was the publication of his new book. Mister Rogers arrived on television after I grew up but I'd watched his show with our young daughter. She and I both preferred the often frantic Sesame Street, finding the Neighborhood a bit slow, sometimes a bit boring... posted on Mar 17 2019, 4,689 reads


Family Is Helping Others to Heal
Oscar Grant III was an unarmed Black man killed by a police officer in Oakland, Calif., years before Black Lives Matter drew national attention to the growing number of unarmed Black men, women and children who die at the hands of law enforcement officers what some scholars are calling an epidemic.Jan. 1 marked 10 years since the 22-year-old father was fatally shot by the Bay Area Regional Transit... posted on Mar 16 2019, 1,497 reads


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