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Our Earth Home: Seven Billion Strong

When we offer kindness to a friend or a stranger, when we teach children how to care for the environment, when we seek solutions to problems, when we discover better ways of responding, when we eat healthy foods, when we plant trees in urban areas, and when we act with awareness and compassion, we bring beauty to the world.

2017-07-24T07:49:23-04:00June 5th, 2017|Categories: Current Events, Daily Living|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

Peaceful Earth Warriors: Our Spiritual Awakening is Here, Now

We plant seeds of universal accord when we remember that we are here, as guests, for only a brief while. What makes us truly happy is never that which destroys. Rather, it is the connection to our Source and to our hearts that nourishes a deep, abiding love for humanity, for wildlife, for nature, and for our planet.

Seeking Solace

Our hearts seek comfort from things of beauty. We find solace in metaphors, stories, prayers, and songs. We gain strength from those creative souls who remind us, again and again, why we are here. They show us that we can do this hard thing: We can get up each day, do our work in this world, and stay awake to both our sorrow and our joy.

Love is Stronger than Hate

Our heart will let us know what is being asked of us. Maybe at its source our anger is actually fear: fear that our loved ones are at risk, fear that we are not enough, fear that we are powerless, or fear that we cannot solve our current problems. Fear wears many masks. Mindfulness practices may also reveal the deep love or sadness hidden beneath our anger.

2017-07-24T10:09:10-04:00August 8th, 2016|Categories: Current Events, Daily Living|Tags: , , |6 Comments

Doing Good in the World: High School Graduate Emil Risk

Make your corner of the world a little happier, and, no matter where you end up in life, you’ll have done better than well—you’ll have done good. Don’t worry about building a monument to yourself and your accomplishments, it’ll be built anyway; first and foremost, give joy to the people around you, love deeply, be honest, be upright, be worthy of admiration, devote yourself to being a force of good in a world that all too often feels indifferent to the very concept of goodness. Minor Myers Jr. said it best; “Go out into the world and do well. More importantly, go out into the world and do good.”

2017-07-21T13:43:28-04:00June 17th, 2015|Categories: Current Events, Daily Living|Tags: , |1 Comment

Strengthening Our Communities:  In Love

Our cultural, race, religious, gender, and ethnic differences are not the enemies. The real enemies are: ignorance, greed, hate, fear, and prejudice. Alice Walker says, “I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.”

2017-07-21T13:44:59-04:00December 2nd, 2014|Categories: Current Events, Daily Living, Spirituality|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Overcoming Obstacles: Meet Johnna and Tay!

Married in June, Johnna and Tay Tidwell are young newlyweds—though their wedding didn’t happen exactly the way they envisioned. When they became engaged, their original plan was to wed in Canada, where same-sex marriages are legal. The wedding plans changed when an Indiana federal judge struck down the ban on same-sex marriages on June 25, 2014. Johnna and Tay married the next day at the clerk's office, shortly before a judicial stay halted any further marriage licenses for same-sex couples in Indiana

2020-02-10T10:03:49-05:00July 28th, 2014|Categories: Current Events|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Overcoming Obstacles: Meet Johnna and Tay!
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