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Fetzer Blog
May 01, 2015

This practice was developed for the Fetzer Institute by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, directors of SpiritualityandPractice.com

Apr 20, 2015

In February, The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies in Amman, Jordan, in cooperation with

Apr 14, 2015

Poet James Weldon Johnson offers a balm for heavy hearts and busy lives.

May 03

There is only one journey: going inside yourself. --Rainer Maria Rilke Photo: butkovicdub via Morguefile.com

May 02

How often do you deeply listen to others? Photo: AnaGic via Morguefile.com

May 02

If you desire faith than you have faith enough. --Robert Browning

May 01

"A judgmental feeling about another person is based on the same belief as my fear of making mistakes: I think what someone once did is more important than how the person is now." Hugh Prather sets the stage for this month's practice. Start fresh, "meet people for the first time."

May 01

Last summer, ten architecture students experienced how listening is an act of love, an act of friendship, and an act of connection, as part of a public interest design project in Haiti. Today, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture launched a website documenting the project with a series of videos. Hop over and take a look! #HaitiStudio

May 01

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. --Albert Einstein

Apr 30

We are inextricably entwined with each other. Omid Safi sees the pain and suffering of two tragedies — in Nepal and in Baltimore — and appeals to all of us to embody the ethics of a natural tragedy, reaching out in compassion, when we're faced with man-made destruction and systemic corruption.

Apr 30

Pico Iyer's wisdom and eloquence is spellbinding in this wonderful interview with Gopi Kallayil at the Wisdom 2.0 conference!

Apr 30

The whole of life lies in the verb seeing. --Teilhard de Chardin

Apr 29

The Love Foundation's Global Love Day, celebrated each May 1st as a symbolic day of unconditional love, invites people around the world to gather in the wisdom of peace and love. Find out how to get involved at globalloveday.org.

Apr 29

But what can stay hidden? Love's secret is always lifting its head out from under the covers, "Here I am!" --Rumi Photo: cooee via Morguefile.com

Apr 28

"An understanding of what exactly constitutes emotional intelligence is important not only because the capacity is so central to leadership but because people strong in some of its elements can be utterly lacking in others, sometimes to disastrous effect." Some interesting background on emotional intelligence in leadership from Harvard Business Review.

Apr 28

Last Tuesday, we held our first-ever "Community of Freedom Retreat" celebrating Earth Day. This staff event is designed to help us cultivate a spiritually-grounded community based on trust, authenticity, and love.

Apr 28

I stood willingly and gladly in the characters of everything-- other people, trees, clouds. And this is what I learned, that the world's otherness is antidote to confusion--that standing within this otherness--the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books--can re-dignify the worst-stung heart. –Mary Oliver Photo: bosela via Morguefile.com

Apr 27

"I have forgiven the Nazis and everyone who has hurt me, but I told him that my forgiveness did not prevent me from accusing him nor from him taking responsibility for his actions," Holocaust survivor, Eva Kor, writes about her meeting with former Auschwitz guard, Oskar Groening. "If I had it my way, the dialogue between the survivors and perpetrators would have started a long time ago. And it would have helped the survivors cope and maybe heal themselves, but even more so not to pass the pain on to their children."

Apr 27

"Help us, Lord of Connections, to feel empathy with our suffering brothers and sisters in the Himalayan region." This is part of a prayer from our friends at Spirituality & Practice. Visit the link for the full prayer and three practices from The Interdependence Project.

Apr 27

I don't think of all the #misery, but of the #beauty that remains. --Anne Frank Image: pschubert via Morguefile.com

Apr 26

"If you can find the trust, sometimes your enemies are your best allies."

Apr 26

The first duty of #love is to #listen. --Paul Tillich Photo: ravenhart via Morguefile.com

Apr 25

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. --Thomas Merton

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May 03

There is only one journey: going inside yourself. --Rainer Maria Rilke

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May 02

If you desire faith than you have faith enough. --Robert Browning http://t.co/iQCvLu7xCK

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May 01

RT @ForgivenessProj: Forgiving the Nazis is incomprehensible – but it has saved one survivor’s life | Marina Cantacuzino http://t.co/Ex7kou…

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May 01

Join us for our May Practice: Meeting People for the First Time. http://t.co/nk0ycuyasz http://t.co/wIqQfRX1KL

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May 01

RT @lovefoundation: Happy Global Love Day May 1, 2015 - Celebrating Life: http://t.co/Bv95SJz8TC

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May 01

RT @PsychCentral: How Bullying Changes your Life’s Course, Especially if You’re LGBTQ http://t.co/BFV76EEhih #mhsm #mentalhealth

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May 01

RT @FredericBrussat: First we fall in love…Then we learn to love…Finally, we simply love being loving. And, that, by far, is the best part.…

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May 01

RT @emmaseppala: "A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." -Winnie the Pooh #quote

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May 01

#Listening is an act of #love, connection for @ACSAUpdate public interest #design project in Haiti. http://t.co/R6jYANg08q #HaitiStudio

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May 01

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. A Einstein

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