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“In Order To Change We Must ... Posted by Sonam Yangden, Aug 28 2016 “In order to change we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

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Taking A Stand Posted by Awakin, Aug 28 2016 This week's Awakin reading is by Lynne Twist titled 'Taking a Stand': Over two thousand years ago, the mathematician Archimedes said, “Give me a place to stand and I’ll move the world.” Taking a stand is a way of living and being that draws on a place within yourself that is at the very heart of who you are. When you take a stand you find your place in the universe, and you have the capacity to move the world. Stand-takers have lived in every era of history. Many of them never held public office, but they changed history through the sheer power, integrity, and authenticity of who they became as a result of the stand they took. Remarkable human beings such as Mother Teresa, Dr. Jane Goodall, Marion Wright Edelman, President Nelson Mandela and President Vaclav Havel lived their lives from stands they took that transcended their identities or their personal opinions. Anyone who has the courage to take a stand with their ... [Read more] 

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Hyderabad Circle: One Year Old Posted by Suchitra Shenoy, Aug 28 2016 "Even if nobody shows up," I said to myself, "I will sit for an hour, do a reading and reflect on it." I then added: "I commit to doing so for a year." I needn't have bothered. :) What started with four individuals became ten, expanding to twenty-five or more when we had speakers. A year ago, I decided to start the Circle in Hyderabad. The need for a group sitting was growing in me, and I remembered the beauty of the Circle at the Santa Clara home, and the ones that I had been to with Pavi on our book tour. Since our house is far from the city, I asked a yoga teacher who has a beautiful studio in a green garden if she would host the Circle there. She immediately agreed. We made some local tweaks: since many participants had young children we decided to host it at 3pm and ... Read Full Story

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The Left Shoe Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 28 2016 Remember the joy of a new pair of shoes? This beautiful film, based on a story attributed to Gandhi's life, depicts the lives of two boys. It is the first film by then, 20-year old filmmaker, Sarah Rozik, and won the Jury's special award in the short film category at the 2014 Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival. [Full Story]

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RAAOK Tribe Connection Posted by Jyoti , Aug 27 2016 On a recent long international flight, at the snack station and in the toilet, were colorful fresh flowers. In several years of flying, I've only seen fresh flowers in the business or first class but never in economy. It cheered me up and reduced the stress of travel for me to enjoy these colorful beauties. When a crew member came by, I expressed my appreciation. I imagined that in a fiercely competitive market, this airline was suddenly showing some consideration for the majority of passengers' well being. She surprised me by saying that the first crew member does this - on her own- as she just likes it too. I was blown away, and felt that on board was a member of RAAOK (Random Anonymous Acts of Kindness Tribe. I wore a smile and felt happy. It reminded me of Audrey's story of bringing of flowers to a stressful job at one time to shift the energy. This did it for me too. I wonder if the others on the flight felt the sa r but having an attentive staff who had made it beautiful for us, made me also went on leave itn cleaner and better for all too.     

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Reflections After The 10-Day Intensive WTR Workshop Posted by Xiaojuan Shu, Aug 27 2016 I spent 10 days in July at Joanna Macy's  Work That Reconnects (WTR) intensive workshop. Now Joanna Macy’s teachings, the Elm Dance, the poetry, the silence, and the deep connections we experienced over a month ago are encapsulated like a crystal ball, hung right in front of me. It’s so close, yet it seems unreachable. Thankfully, I found time to review my notes from the book Coming Back to Life and to reflect further. THE GREAT TURNING In this time, the most commonly held stories seem to boil down to three, three different lenses through which we see and live our own reality. As humans, we are blessed with the ability to make choices; and we can choose the story that we want to live by. Business As Usual is the story of the Industrial Growth Society, forever profiting from the Earth and from each other. There is little need to change the way we live and all difficulties ... Read Full Story

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The Left Shoe Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 27 2016 Remember the joy of a new pair of shoes? This beautiful film, based on a story attributed to Gandhi's life, depicts the lives of two boys. It is the first film by then, 20-year old filmmaker, Sarah Rozik, and won the Jury's special award in the short film category at the 2014 Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival. [Full Story]

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Maitri Tune By Pandit Jasraj Posted by Sheetal Sanghvi, Aug 27 2016 This week's 'Maitri Tunes' newsletter is a song by Pandit Jasraj: Madhurastakam.

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Cubs: Teaching Your Child The Art Of Happiness Posted by Trishna Shah, Aug 27 2016 This week's 'Cubs Community' newsletter is on Teaching Your Child the Art of Happiness. Take a look."One of the greatest lessons that adults can learn from children is the enviable ability to find happiness with simplicity" - Summer Jeirles

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To All Artists Known And Unknown Posted by DailyGood.org, Aug 26 2016 "The radiant little man died at the Art Institute. I knew he was homeless and hanging out at the school, but I was unaware that he was living there. He died of exposure over Christmas break, and when he was found beneath a concrete overhang on the Jones Street side of the school, they found a number of sketchbooks in a backpack." From artist Richard Bergers beautiful reflection on the life and work of an unknown artist ... [Full Story]

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