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A Country Called Childhood
"Every generation of children instinctively nests itself in nature, no matter how tiny a scrap of it they can grasp. In a tale of one city child, the poet Audre Lorde remembers picking tufts of grass which crept up through the cracks in paving stones in New York City and giving them as bouquets to her mother. It is a tale of two necessities. The grass must grow, no matter the concrete suppressing ... posted on Oct 06 2022, 948 reads

 

I See You! I Am Here!
"'I SEE YOU!'

'I AM HERE!'

"For centuries, African Bushmen have greeted each other in this way. When one becomes aware of his brother or sister coming out of the brush, he exclaims, 'I See You!' and then the one approaching rejoices, 'I Am Here!'" Mark Nepo shares more in this beautiful excerpt from, "The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to... posted on Oct 05 2022, 2,517 reads

 

Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise
In their new book, 'Golden: The Power of Silence in a Noisy World,' Justin Zorn and Leigh Marz explore the meaning of silence in a wide range of contexts--from the West Wing of the White House to San Quentin's death row; from Ivy League brain research laboratories to underground psychedelic circles; from the temperate rainforests of Olympic National Park to the main stage at a heavy metal festival... posted on Oct 04 2022, 1,681 reads

 

Elderhood: The Post-Heroic Journey
In her book 'If Women Rose Rooted,' author Sharon Blackie explores what she calls an'Eco-Heroine's Journey.' She describes this as, "a path to understanding how deeply enmeshed we are in the web of life on this planet. In many ways, it is an antidote to the swashbuckling action-adventure that is the Hero's Journey, with its rather grandiose focus on saving the world....This path forces us first to... posted on Oct 03 2022, 1,598 reads

 

The Myth of Normal
"The Myth of Normal--written with the help of Gabor Mates son, Daniel--prescribes a more authentic self that breaks free of the world's expectations of us, offers a path to happiness, and also promises to alleviate physical ailments, because, as Mate reminds us, the mind and body are not separate. The former physician, now approaching 80, has spent decades exploring these connections, first in his... posted on Oct 02 2022, 3,083 reads

 

What Is Wanting to Find Expression Through You?
"I've learned the hard way, there's something in us that always knows what's right for us. And I can say quite literally, if I need to decide what is appropriate for me in any life situation, ranging from practical problems to large questions of life, I sort of put it inside and wait for an answer. And it always comes back to me I've imagined a bunch of little folks running around inside the solar... posted on Oct 01 2022, 2,375 reads

 

Widening Circles: An Interview with Joanna Macy
"In this interview, Buddhist eco-philosopher and author Joanna Macy discusses her life and work. From her anti-nuclear activism in the late 60s to her work with deep ecology, Joanna expresses the need to live within an ethic of care for the earth."... posted on Sep 30 2022, 1,298 reads

 

Tsunamika: The Little Doll Changing the World
"Fashion designer Uma Prajapati was sifting through emails at her office desk one sun-streaked afternoon in 2005, when a particular note caught her eye. It was from a young woman in Mumbai, India, who described her struggles with depression. At her lowest, she'd decided to end her life. The letter writer explained that as she was leaving her office for the last time, her eyes fell on a small scrap... posted on Sep 29 2022, 1,622 reads

 

The Way Knows the Way
"When I was growing up, my mama made up songs for everything. Potty training? Sing about it. Your hearts deepest longing? In song. I learned: like birds, we sing. Simple plain, because were alive. For me Song is a protection mantle, a wise friend, a presence meditation, a comic relief. Song anchors us in our breathing bodies, resonant chambers. Song lives in the crosshairs of Right Here + ... posted on Sep 28 2022, 2,984 reads

 

5 Questions on Your Relationship to Time
Oliver Burkeman's book, "Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, is all about how and why to reevaluate your relationship with time -- starting with the startling brevity of the average human life span, which gave the book its title. Burkeman doesn't pull any punches from there. To help guide us weary time travelers, Burkeman's book poses five questions to help you reconsider your relati... posted on Sep 27 2022, 2,516 reads

 

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