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Aug 03, 2015

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

Jul 29, 2015

When I first moved to Seattle from Lincoln, Nebraska, I dreaded each time I had to navigate the crowded freeways, the damp, and unfamiliar streets.

Jul 22, 2015

Sue Cochrane, JD, served 18 years on the family court bench.

Aug 03

This makes so much sense. Read how awe can help make the world a better place.

Aug 03

Writing regularly in a journal not only encourages you to see life experiences and emotions more clearly, it's also good for your health! Join us for this month's practice of journaling. We thank Mary Ann and Frederic Brussat, directors of Spirituality & Practice, for developing many of our monthly practices!

Aug 03

Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It's the sweetest thing one can do for oneself and one's fellow human beings. --Maya Angelou Photo: quicksandala via Morguefile.com

Aug 02

A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl. --Stephan Hoeller Photo: Heather via Flickr Creative Commons, http://bit.ly/1h5vfXa

Aug 02

Today: Observe International Forgiveness Day with a "moment of calm" at 2 pm your time. http://www.momentofcalm.org If there's a hurt you'd like to release, try our "Letting Go Practice."

Aug 01

You told me you couldn't see a better day coming, so I gave you my eyes. --Ted Kooser & Jim Harrison Photo: kconnors via Morguefile.com

Jul 31

Fetzer staff enjoyed attending the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) #IONS2015 conference where the “spirit of community” was palpable as participants engaged in discussion and reflection on a worldview, centered in love, that sees all life as sacred and interconnected.

Jul 31

A little right brain play for the week's end: What does love sound like to you?

Jul 30

This Sunday is International Forgiveness Day. In honor of this day, Unify (http://bit.ly/1JUDoom) and The Moment of Calm (http://bit.ly/1h97qho) invite you to engage in an act of forgiveness or a two-minute moment of calm on Sunday at 2 pm in your timezone. Read more at the links.

Jul 30

More than just #TBT: If you haven't seen Being with the Energy of Love and Forgiveness: Lessons from Former Enemies in Restorative Justice, it's a powerful and informative video, featuring Mark Umbreit, Ph.D., the founding director of the Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota and many courageous individuals.

Jul 30

It's no good trying to fool yourself about love. You can't fall into it like a soft job, without dirtying up your hands. It takes muscle and guts. And if you can't bear the thought of messing up your nice, clean soul, you'd better give up the whole idea of life, and become a saint. Because you'll never make it as a human being. It's either this world or the next. --John Osborne Photo: fitwalk via Morguefile.come

Jul 29

Whether traveling to far off destinations, the grocery store, or navigating life, I’ve discovered that getting lost is of value... It’s those uncharted journeys through life’s alleys, around hairpin turns, up to peaks that leave us breathless, confounded, stretched, and sometimes more awake that I relish. Even the unexpected dead end can urge us to slow down or think more creatively.

Jul 29

"In two high-profile cases of mass murder, some have argued that survivors and victims' families need the death penalty for a sense of closure." In this article, The Greater Good Science Center's editor, Jason Marsh, explores whether that's really true.

Jul 29

Forgiveness is...an open-hearted way of being in your life even though a piece of it turned out differently than you hoped. --Fred Luskin Photo: Didier Demelin [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Jul 28

Thanks to Brain Pickings for sharing Oliver Jeffers' gentle reminder of what we stand to lose when we lock away loss.

Jul 28

The search for forgiveness is the search for the healing of an ache of the human heart. --Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete from Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate

Jul 27

A recent meta-review of the impact of meditation in schools in the UK, Australia, Canada, India and Taiwan showed meditation is beneficial in most cases and led to higher well-being, better social skills and greater academic skills.

Jul 27

Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live. ―Nora Roberts Image: abstractexpressionist via Morguefile.com

Jul 26

This looks fascinating. Starting October 18th, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will broadcast "Belief," a seven-part television series exploring how people with a wide range of beliefs search for deeper meaning and connection with the world around them. Through vivid, emotional storytelling and cinematic visual imagery, Belief illuminates the best of faith and spiritual practices from around the world–the rituals, stories and relationships that bind us all together as human beings.

Jul 26

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself over and over again. ―Joseph Campbell Photo: Jordan Sanchez

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Aug 03

How Foreign #Languages Foster Greater #Empathy in #Children http://t.co/IKFDPMAY5y

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Aug 03

@HopeLab Best wishes as Margaret and your team begin this new chapter!

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Aug 03

Makes sense, doesn't it? https://t.co/xQLkmhoXVO

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Aug 03

#Altruism becomes easier when decision-makers consider how actions will benefit the other person. http://t.co/cBYq2pQT2H @FuturityNews

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Aug 03

RT @IONSonline: Creating new neuronal connections- neural plasticity - is the key to banishing fear http://t.co/akyIp4tZB0

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Aug 03

Awe-inspiring! : ) Thank you for making this connection between awe and generosity. https://t.co/MiPPXrkqpk

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Aug 03

Great, simple exercises for becoming happier. Thank you for sharing! https://t.co/OQw2WQu8NU

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Aug 03

RT @ForgivenessProj: Please honour Jesse’s memory by consciously changing an angry thought into a loving one to make this a better world. h…

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Aug 03

#Journaling encourages us to see life experiences more clearly and...it's good for us! Try our August practice: http://t.co/fJ9tpEsCWl

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Aug 03

RT @AfricaResearch: "Gacaca addresses social objectives which geographically distant war crime tribunals cannot" @philclark79 on #Rwanda: h…

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