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The Middle Is The Path Posted by Ragunath Padmanabhan, Dec 11 2013 Several years ago, the ServiceSpace eco-system embraced three creative constraints: 1) Be Volunteer Run 2) Do Not Fundraise 3) Do Only Small Things In countless presentations, conversations, blogs and emails, many ServiceSpace volunteers have mentioned these rules with a bit of description never exceeding a few seconds. Most of the time spent by the volunteers has been towards being an example of these rules and sharing those stories. This has resulted in a lot of bits of wisdom which I felt could be integrated into one theme and hence this article. Be Volunteer Run: Don't Hire, Don't Fire. Create Choiceful Relationships. It is true that being volunteer run eliminates all the difficulties associated with having paid employees of which the most visible benefit is the lack of pay. Most people get this. The same people also worry about loss of control, quality and efficiency in being volunteer run, which indicates that they don’t get many other ... Read Full Story
Nipun's Interview In Japanese Posted by Yuka Saionji, Dec 11 2013 One of the leading Japanese green magazines just released an article based on October interview with Nipun. Looking forward to helping a gift ecology emerge in Japan ...
Finding Love Posted by KarmaTube.org, Dec 11 2013 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 12427 views and 31 comments. "Filmmaker and photographer Hailey Bartholomew recently moved to the beach and decided to test her theory that "what we see mainly depends on what we look for." In three weeks of walking the beach every couple of days, she and her family and friends found 352 heart rocks! In this sweet video, made on a shoestring budget (filmed on an iPhone and edited in iMovie), Hailey concludes that "If we choose to look for something beautiful in the people around us, we will find it."" ... Watch: Finding Love
Had Put Out An Email Last ... Posted by Sachi Maniar, Dec 11 2013 Had put out an email last month to friends (in US) to bring some Frisbees when they come to India. When I got home today, there was a big box sitting on my desk! And guess what ! We have been tagged with a box full of frisbees !I am sure the kids at the Remand home are going to be sooooooooooperrr excited when they have them ! Thank you ! whoever you are who tagged us ! lots of gratitude ! Love
Two Days Ago I Was Sitting ... Posted by Fernando Grajeda, Dec 11 2013 Two days ago I was sitting in a bench at Union Square in San Francisco. There was a guy - who from a first impression seemed like a homeless person. After 15 minutes sitting in the same bench, I took my map out and he asked me "where do you want to go?". This kickstarted the most amazing conversation I have had in my life. I truly believe God used a homeless person as a costume to talk to me and help me reconfirm my purpose in this world. I wanted to share this experience with you all through a blog post I wrote. Namaste!
Christmas Miracle :) Posted by Anupreet Kaur, Dec 11 2013 I was touched by this video. Not sure what the intentions behind WestJet airlines were, but they did manage to touch hearts :)
What School Doesn't Teach You: How To Learn Posted by DailyGood.org, Dec 11 2013 At school, work, and at home, we are continuously learning. But how do we learn, and are we going about this essential life skill effectively? Educational psychologists are beginning to examine these questions, and the answers that have come up so far may be surprising. It turns out that learning in ways that are engaging and that involve critical thinking are more effective overall compared to techniques such as highlighting and re-reading text. In an information world where facts are abundant and easily searchable, this article probes us to take a step back and evaluate what we are learning through questioning and spreading things out rather than cramming. Check out this article to see if your approaches to learning make the grade -- and how you can improve! [Full Story]
Eight Forms Of Capital Posted by Deven Shah, Dec 10 2013 An insightful article referenced in our brainstorming session today... The Oxford American Dictionary states that capital is, “wealth in the form of money or other assets” and a “valuable resource of a particular kind.” What are these ‘other assets’? As the authors of this article considered the ‘mapping financial ecosystems’ exercise, a bigger picture began to emerge and these “Eight Forms of Capital” emerged: spiritual, social, material, financial, living (natural), cultural, experiential and intellectual. The article also talks about the eight forms of currency associated with each form of capital:
This Saturday Is The One Year ... Posted by Sarah Mozelle, Dec 09 2013 This saturday is the one year anniversary of a terrible event in America in which 20 children, 6 educators, the mother of and the gunman were all killed. I am moved by the request that was made by united families of the survivors of this shooting: please do an act of service in memory of our loved ones on the anniversary. They are asking the media to stay away, they are lighting candles at home. There is a great dignity in the way this is being navigated and I find it beautiful that from the ashes of their grief, this community has come together to create something good out of something so painful. I will be dedicating an offering of service in honor of this event and invite you to join me. To follow is a link to the mainstream news piece i watched that was powerful in a quiet way.
Am Inspired Every Time I Read ... Posted by Somik Raha, Dec 09 2013 Am inspired every time I read this interview. Ron Howard on The Best Game There Is. Conversations.org: The Best Game There Is A collection of in-depth interviews with artists from all walks of life. Founded by Richard Whittaker.