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Fetzer Blog
Mar 25, 2015

On this, the 114th anniversary of the birth of John E.

Mar 23, 2015

I will wax romantic about spring and its splendors in a moment, but first there is a hard truth to be told: before spring becomes beautiful, it is plug ugly, nothing but mud and muck.

Mar 17, 2015

Connecting mindfully in a digital age might be a good shorthand for Wisdom 2.0, a series of events focused on the intersection of wisdom,

Mar 26

Out today: "The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age," edited by Marina Cantacuzino, founder of The Forgiveness Project, includes stories of survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence and asks the question whether forgiveness may have more currency than revenge in an age which seems locked into the cycle of conflict.

Mar 26

"When you love somebody, you are willing to give everything." Sakena Yacoobi, founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning, does that daily through her work to bring education and health services to rural and poor urban girls, women, and other disenfranchised Afghans. http://www.afghaninstituteoflearning.org/

Mar 26

You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. —Louise Erdrich Photo: bekahboo42 via Morguefile.com

Mar 25

On this, the 114th anniversary of the birth of John E. Fetzer, we're pleased to highlight two pieces that give insight into the unique life and work of the founder of the Fetzer Institute.

Mar 25

Today, we celebrate the birthday of our founder, John E. Fetzer, his legacy, his vision, and his lifelong interest in science and spirituality. Meet the man behind the Fetzer Institute.

Mar 25

The best rule of #friendship is to keep your #heart a little softer than your head. --Anon Photo: pedrojperez via Morguefile.com

Mar 24

If you’re like most people, the very thought of forgiving an enemy probably makes you feel uneasy. This doesn’t make you a bad person—it just makes you human.

Mar 24

How are love and forgiveness embedded in labor law and workers’ rights? That was the focus of our partnership with the Washington State Labor Education and Research Center at South Seattle Community College.

Mar 24

If you want to be listened to, you should put in time listening. --Marge Piercy

Mar 23

Marina Cantacuzino, The Forgiveness Project founder, on her nuanced view of forgiveness, the importance of it being a personal choice, and a new book featuring powerful personal stories of forgiveness.

Mar 23

"Spring teaches me to look more carefully for the green stems of possibility: for the intuitive hunch that may turn into a larger insight, for the glance or touch that may thaw a frozen relationship, for the stranger’s act of kindness that makes the world seem hospitable again." Parker J. Palmer finds wisdom in the ugliness, the beauty, and the tenacity of spring.

Mar 23

All I really need is #love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! --Charles M. Schulz Photo: sophisticat via Morguefile.com

Mar 22

It connects us to something beyond our understanding. #Music has always been the only way I've managed to #pray. --Sting Photo: Helge Øverås (Own work) CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Mar 21

“The art of #conversation is being replaced dangerously, I think, by personal broadcasting,” says Julian Treasure in this fascinating TED talk. He suggests five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious #listening.

Mar 21

Finally I am coming to the conclusion that my highest ambition is to be what I already am. That I will never fulfill my obligation to surpass myself unless I first accept myself, and if I accept myself fully in the right way, I will already have surpassed myself. -–Thomas Merton

Mar 20

Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc. fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen youth who've experienced trauma and neglect. Check out their new video on #love, #forgiveness, and #sport!

Mar 20

Everything holds its breath except #spring. She bursts through as strong as ever. –B.M. Bower Photo: GilChrist, our public retreat center

Mar 19

"I also have learned over the years the absolute paradox of forgiveness. People frequently tell me how judgmental it feels. On the other hand, the less you talk about it and the more you create a safe, if not sacred place, where people feel safe enough to really go deep within themselves to bring up that energy and wisdom of the heart, if they have a need to travel the path, the journey of #forgiveness, they'll bring it up, because they feel it's safe." In this powerful documentary, Mark Umbreit, director of the Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota, and others share their profound experiences with restorative justice.

Mar 19

"Do I really write poems, or do poems cry for me?" Zakir Hussain, a Bangladeshi migrant worker in Singapore, expresses his longing for his family through poetry. #Poems, like Zakir's, are exposing Singaporeans to the lives of migrants who take up undesirable jobs there. #empathy

Mar 19

We give up, and by some benevolent paradox, that very attitude releases the solution. Some form of understanding often follows self-surrender--it is a process we see in #artistic creation, in #prayer, in scientific reflection, in #meditation. --Piero Ferrucci

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Mar 26

Enter #Spring, Parker Palmer Muses on the Season http://t.co/o0acPBVAnh @parkerjpalmer

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Mar 26

Preschool thru 5th grade teachers invited to apply for week-long summer residency at GilChrist retreat center. http://t.co/O6gZ6bNOCc

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Mar 26

Vision, heart, creativity at work! How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art http://t.co/G3Q8AVRdlT? @TEDTalks

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Mar 26

When you #love somebody, you are willing to give everything. -Sakena Yakoobi, founder, Afghan Inst. of Learning http://t.co/pIflDKu4NM

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Mar 26

Congratulations! RT @ForgivenessProj: The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age. OUT TODAY http://t.co/ktjURmhYyQ

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Mar 26

RT @BreneBrown: Constantly reminding myself that running takes more out of me than owning ever could. https://t.co/EOKxgjbzFY

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Mar 26

RT @GreaterGoodSC: MT @mindfuleveryday: Managing your emotions comes not through stopping or suppressing them, but through exploring and un…

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Mar 26

RT @FredericBrussat: Today we're celebrating the life and legacy of Walt Whitman, including a poem that demonstrates the spiritual... http:…

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Mar 26

Offenders & victims come face to face in #restorativejustice program in #Bermuda http://t.co/SvxWDCvFGC via @TheRoyalGazette

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Mar 26

Former SAE Member Apologizes For Racist Chant http://t.co/BT7myQ3qJu via @keratx

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