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Fetzer Blog
May 19, 2015

The trouble with “evil” is not the word itself.

May 13, 2015

Reawakening the spirit can start from many sources and express itself in innumerable ways. Sometimes, it’s as simple as picking up a musical instrument and stepping outside the door.

May 07, 2015

Each spring on a designated day in May, Fetzer staff packs trowels, gloves, hats, sunscreen, shovels, pruning shears, and other essential tools and heads 30 miles so

May 26

Rev. Jeffrey Brown underscores the role of listening in reducing youth violence in this inspiring TED Talk!

May 26

The connections between love, forgiveness, poetry, and choral music are at the heart of a creative collaboration between the Washington Master Chorale and the Fetzer Institute.

May 26

Everyone needs some help learning who they already are. That's the root of genuine education and the task of real culture. --Michael Meade Photo: anitapeppers via Morguefile.com

May 25

Awe helps bind us to others, motivating us to act in collaborative ways that enable strong groups and cohesive communities.

May 25

ICYMI: "My forgiveness...has nothing to do with the perpetrator, has nothing to do with any religion, it is my act of self-healing, self-liberation and self-empowerment," says Holocaust survivor Eva Kor in this NPR All Things Considered story.

May 25

When I have been listened to and when I have been heard, I am able to perceive my world in a new way and to go on. It is astonishing how elements which seem insoluble become soluble when someone listens. --Carl Rogers Photo: infinitetrix via Morguefile.com

May 24

It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it. --Anaïs Nin Photo: Claude Monet [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

May 23

After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood. --Anne Morrow Lindbergh Photo: pippalou via Morguefile.com

May 22

Great news! The Academy Award® nominated short documentary film, Facing Fear, is now available to schools through Bullfrog Films. A Screening and Facilitation Guide, including curriculum for educators, is also available to download free on the Facing Fear site: http://www.facingfearmovie.com/guides.html

May 22

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible. --Marie von Exner-Eschenbach

May 21

#TBT "Remember, whatever the final verdict turns out to be, its summary will be unconditional love. That is our avatar of the future, because love is the unifying energy field that mobilizes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual resources in the caring and sharing with one another.” This is from a 1989 position paper by our founder, John E. Fetzer, addressing the mission of the Fetzer Institute.

May 21

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy. --Jiddu Krishnamurti Photo: rosevita via Morguefile.com

May 20

The trouble with “evil” is not the word itself. The trouble is when we use it to label individuals, groups, or countries as irredeemable and to distance ourselves from those who transgress. With disturbing stories reminding us daily of the great suffering in the world, can we find a way to see perpetrators as people who, prior to inflicting pain, may have experienced it themselves?

May 20

"Loving unconditionally when you're furious isn't easy. In fact, it's such heavy lifting of the heart that it builds real love muscle." Great suggestions...and not just for parents.

May 20

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you. --Lewis B. Smedes Photo: pippalou via Morguefile.com

May 19

"There is no standard for being...only surrender." A lovely (and brief) reflection from Season of Forgiveness' Thom Andrews. http://www.seasonofforgiveness.org/home/ill-be

May 19

I'm not OK, you're not OK, and that's OK. --Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Photo: hotblack via Morguefile.com

May 18

Is global compassion...a gift, like being a great athlete...or is it within all of us?

May 18

ICYMI, the power of a heartfelt apology, even 20 years later, has been reverberating on social media.

May 18

Learn your theories well but put them aside when you confront the mystery of the living soul. --Carl Jung

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May 26

Reflecting on "A disconnected world" http://t.co/NNloBhBTwv via @tm_insider @desianwar

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May 26

He listened, deeply... Jeffrey Brown: How we cut youth violence in Boston by 79 percent http://t.co/rM33M4PlmA? via @TEDTalks

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May 26

The trouble with "evil" is when we use it to label others as irredeemable. Aren't we all imperfect? http://t.co/OgofOppDBe #ubuntu

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May 26

ICYMI, listen to @snapjudgment "Unforgiven," a powerful, thought-provoking program! http://t.co/Z0JaYnK6Kf #forgive

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May 26

Academy Award® nominated documentary @FacingFearMovie is available to schools through @bullfrogfilms! http://t.co/r8yCPJnQVc

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May 26

Join us for our May Practice: Meeting People for the First Time. http://t.co/nk0ycuyasz #compassion http://t.co/3sYoQyh4Am

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May 26

A #compassionate response: @SouthwestAir Rushes Woman Home to Son in Coma http://t.co/3nBTpN34m6

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May 26

RT @good: Grandmas take to the streets and tag neglected buildings with amazing graffiti. http://t.co/jwodMku6eD http://t.co/4RJ3Vzrtzb

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May 26

Life, death, and card tricks ... a way to a life well played. http://t.co/beXYMLUiuw @ferdinando_MED #mementomori

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