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Sep 23, 2016

In "The American Dream and the Economic Myth," Betty Sue Flowers exami

Sep 01, 2016

We have a lot of things to answer for…. We need to make peace with the indigenous peoples that were here before we came. We need to make peace with the black community, slavery.

Aug 29, 2016

Finding inner peace requires us to hold perhaps the most subtle and yet most difficult tension of all: the tension between reality and possibility.

Sep 25

I do my best, but I'm made of mistakes. --Neko Case

Sep 24

If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man [or woman] well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. --John Steinbeck

Sep 23

"In the economic myth, the aim is not goodness, as in the religious myth, or truth, as in the democratic myth, or excellence, as in the hero myth, but 'more.'” In "The American Dream and the Economic Myth," Betty Sue Flowers asks how we might articulate a common good through which we treat each other as citizens, not just consumers. Read an excerpt at the link.

Sep 22

"How shall we understand autumn’s testimony that death and elegance go hand in hand?" As we transition to fall (or spring in the southern hemisphere), we again share Parker J. Palmer's poignant reflection on "The Paradox of Fall."

Sep 22

Although attempting to bring about world peace through the internal transformation of individuals is difficult, it is the only way. --Dalai Lama

Sep 21

There is power in sharing the truth, wrongdoings, and the pain of our past. In honor of the United Nation's International Day of Peace, this month's practice asks us to “sit still and reflect on what we’ve done,” advertently or inadvertently, that has harmed others or harmed the earth. Then, let the next step(s) arise from that acknowledgment, suggests Marianne Marstrand, executive director of the Global Peace Initiative of Women.

Sep 21

If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective. --Martin Luther King, Jr. #Bethepeace #PeaceDay

Sep 20

"The very nature of existence, of life and all of creation is sacred. And yet our lack of awareness, our culture’s lack of relating to creation as sacred, covers its light." In this beautiful Kosmos Journal essay by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, he asks "what will it take for the world to awaken, for the song of creation to be heard once again?"and calls us back to the human values of love and care where the soul is present and the sacred reawakened.

Sep 20

"Some day we'll find it / The rainbow connection." A heartwarming remembrance of the first episode of Jim Henson's The Muppet Show (and a spiritual practice on wonder!) from our friends at Spirituality & Practice.

Sep 20

Commitment to the possibility of kindness cannot be discarded as foolish or irrelevant, even in troubling times when we often can't find easy answers. If we abandon the force of kindness as we confront cruelty, we won't learn anything to take into tomorrow--not from history, not from one another, not from life. --Sharon Salzberg

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The beauty and spirit of GilChrist, our public retreat center, can be experienced anytime. https://t.co/wHPQaOabr7 https://t.co/5lqhrBSeM9

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Is there a hurt or thought you’d like to release? Try our interactive Letting Go Practice. https://t.co/2uuLnKmxmk https://t.co/h4CK0f3SBX

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Spirituality and Practice's Finding #Peace in Turbulent Times e-course w/ Rabbi Ted Falcon, Imam Jamal starts 10/3.… https://t.co/HnmLj0RvZp

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I do my best, but I'm made of mistakes. --Neko Case https://t.co/tnfQ7YzHNR

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"Card-Carrying" Yoga Teacher Spreads #Love and #Forgiveness https://t.co/fVCBheMRIt https://t.co/Qcyu1H1KbX

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By acknowledging wrongs we’ve committed, we can begin to heal, lay a foundation for #peace. https://t.co/BYTzqvRH4Q https://t.co/MyiJJLEZED

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@NewsOfRiceLake The global meditation is today, the 24th. Peace Day was the 21st. Sorry for the confusion.

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Knowing a man [or woman] well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. --John Steinbeck https://t.co/E0j809crtk

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RT @Unify: Globally Synchronized Peace Meditation Sept 24 4pm PDT, 11pm GMT visit: https://t.co/CF2HTL5mBC #PeaceDay @yokoono https://t.co/

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RT @onbeing: "It takes a certain kind of modern courage to say, I’m just going to be myself — warts and all." ~@courtwrites https://t.co/lz

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