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Jun 15, 2016

The trouble with superheroes is what to do between phone booths. —Ken Kesey

Jun 10, 2016

“Important things will happen in quiet moments,” says our friend Ellie Cox of this week’s memorials for Muhammad Ali.

Jun 03, 2016

“The observance of Ramadan puts you in a mindset where you think about relationships with others, life, blessings, generosity; it settles you into appreciation,” notes our colleague and Fetzer prog

Jun 26

When you wake up in the morning and out of nowhere comes the heartache of alienation and loneliness, could you use that as a golden opportunity? Rather than persecuting yourself or feeling that something terribly wrong is happening, right there in the moment of sadness and longing, could you relax and touch the limitless space of the human heart? --Pema Chödrön Image: QThomas Bower via Flickr http://bit.ly/28MlQ8C (CC by 2.0 http://bit.ly/1EASfBm)

Jun 25

By practicing reverence for life we are in a spiritual relationship with the universe; we are in harmony with it. --Albert Schweitzer

Jun 24

I can see me in your eyes. Can you see you in my eyes? –A seven-year-old's wisdom

Jun 23

Giving in a sacred way has always been a central part of American Indian cultures. It may be a means of giving thanks, of bringing the people together, of gaining honor, of distributing material goods so that all may survive, of teaching. It maintains the balance that is needed to hold a nation together and to keep an individual in the right relationship within him or herself and with the community—a community that is not just composed of humans, but also of animals, plants, even the stones. For all things are alive.

Jun 23

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. --Paulo Coelho

Jun 22

“What a chaplain does is lean into painful places.” As the Association of Professional Chaplains: Healing through Spiritual Care conference begins in Florida tomorrow, we send warm wishes and thanks to chaplains there and everywhere who offer comfort and support “anywhere people face danger, darkness, or despair, or where people simply seek a spiritual voice in a time of need.”

Jun 22

It is the art of belonging to one's soul that keeps one's presence aflame. --John O'Donohue

Jun 21

"Here is a summertime truth: abundance is a communal act, the joint creation of an incredibly complex ecology in which each part functions on behalf of the whole and, in return, is sustained by the whole." In this reflection on summer, Parker J. Palmer reminds us that "Community not only creates abundance--community is abundance."

Jun 21

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. --Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jun 20

“As never before, our world needs warmth in its cold, metallic heart, warmth to go on and face what has been made of human life, warmth to remain humane and kind.” Celebrate the solstice with this beautiful 1948 meditation from Henry Beston (thanks to Brain Pickings) on solstice, seasonality, and the human spirit.

Jun 20

Happy Solstice to our friends north and south!

Jun 19

It is not flesh and blood, but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. –-Friedrich Schiller | Happy Fathers' Day to all our fathers and father figures in our lives!

Jun 18

Only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our true potential. --Jane Goodall Photo: Jeekc [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://bit.ly/1YiJ2Io)], via Wikimedia Commons

Jun 17

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. --Ephesians 4:2

Jun 16

Need a breather? Is there a hurt or thought you’d like to release? Give our interactive Letting Go Practice a try.

Jun 16

Teach me to feel another's woe, To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That mercy show to me. --Alexander Pope from The Universal Prayer

Jun 15

Real and complicated stories of forgiveness and reconciliation can help us during tragic, difficult times like these. This Friday, June 17th, KQED will reprise the Academy Award®-nominated documentary short, Facing Fear. In it, the worlds of a former neo-Nazi and the gay victim of his senseless hate crime attack collide by chance 25 years after the incident that shaped both of their lives. With their worlds turned upside down, the two embarked on a journey of forgiveness and reconciliation. Find broadcast times here: http://bit.ly/1XnWGhf

Jun 15

When we put people on a pedestal or condemn them, we isolate ourselves from each other and our imperfections.

Jun 15

Sorrow makes us all children again--destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing. --Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo: Infrogmation [CC BY 2.5 (http://bit.ly/1UxIVqi)], via Wikimedia Commons

Jun 14

"There is only one true religion, and that is the religion of the heart. God never named it Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc. Man gave the titles, and that's what separates and divides us. My dream is to one day see a world that comes together to fight for one cause--the human cause..." writes Hana Yasmeen Ali, quoting her father.

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Jun 26

It's a struggle to #love & #forgive, but I'm able to do it...if I can see myself in the other. Anantanand Rambachan https://t.co/dGknZhgjeu

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Jun 26

Living with Uncertainty - 2016 | New Spirituality & Practice e-course starting 7/10. https://t.co/cAplsncqjs @FredericBrussat

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Jun 25

Brother David Steindl-Rast on Oneness, Belonging, and the Self https://t.co/KSmyLKu5kn @GratefulnessOrg https://t.co/5Tl8rS9Pvz

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Jun 25

By practicing reverence for life we are in a spiritual relationship with the universe; we are in harmony with it. --Albert Schweitzer

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Jun 25

RT @FTCFoundation: A good evening thought as the weekend approaches.#healing#forgiveness https://t.co/ZoiFw7NhVC

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Jun 24

RT @morgansstafford: "Community not only creates abundance - community is abundance." https://t.co/O4iC2Pl6YR @parkerjpalmer @FetzerInstitu…

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Jun 24

A more loving vision of the labor-management relationship realized in this animated short: https://t.co/iCzBbNPqIZ https://t.co/Wde6QEVM9H

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Jun 24

"...If there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that." Buddhist Forgiveness Prayer https://t.co/mWcbxVwJ8j

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Jun 24

RT @couragerenewal: Listening is a vital life & leadership skill. @ValerieBrown951 shares some ways to listen deeply in today's blog. https…

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