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DailyGoodUrsula Le Guin: Inner Preacher vs Inner Teacher"Art transforms us not with what it contains but with what it creates in us". Author Ursula La Guin challenges the notion of imbuing her work with meaning, and instead suggests that meaning is created by the reader. Instead of trying to convey a certain message or truth, La Guin argues that such messages are revealed to her only as she writes, but do not drive her to write in the first place. A piece of writing, she believes, can shape its audience in profoundly different ways, and she leaves space for it to do so. Distinguishing between her Inner Teacher and Inner Preacher, La Guin strives to follow her Inner Teacher, who "is subtle and humble because she hopes to be understood", unlike her Inner Preacher who aims to tell others what to do. [Full Story on]  

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Stories of Kindness

Ten Years In The Making, foodbankcarlisa
Jun 24 -- This year my husband and I started a project that has been dear to our hearts for years. We started the remodeling ... Full Story

She Gave Her Cleaning Lady An Incredible Gift That Will Help For Years To Come, DANCE
Jun 21 -- I hired a cleaning lady to help me a couple of days in the new house in order to set it all up. She is from Eastern ... Full Story

Doing Charity With Family Is A Good Way To Spend Quality Time Together, compassion777
Jun 26 -- Everyday my wife and I go out and walk to look for homeless people around the block. We would always make it a point ... Full Story

A KindSpring Member Helped Her With Her Fear Of Flying, healingtree
Jun 22 -- Being able to create random and intentional acts of kindness for others is one of my great pleasures these days. ... Full Story

Small Acts

"It’s baking time! Some treats to take to the centre for the students and the lovely secretary. They deserve lots of kindness and love. " DANCE, Jun 21

"Just submitted my friend to be recipient of love letters from because she really needs some encouragement raok #41 " alisamom, Jun 21

"Bright Blessings everyone around the world on KindSpring, Happy Solstice!!! Either Summer or Winter! " raevienne, Jun 21

"made for my birthday by one of the younger people i hang out with - - - beaded peace dove" janfour, Jun 26

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Debra Roberts is a sacred steward of honey bees. She is one of an increasing number of women who care for bees without chemicals or toxic substances and with thankfulness, nurturing, and respect. Debra likens the ways in which she relates to bees as similar to the practices of great spiritual traditions: being calm, focused, and clear in your intent, slow and smooth in your movements, feeling grateful, and approaching others with respect. In this Filiz Telek short video, Holy Bee, Debra discusses the spiritual practice of beekeeping. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Attachments Are Not Set in Stone, by Robina Courtin
Attachment is such a simple word, but it’s multi-faceted. At the most fundamental level it’s that feeling of neediness deep inside us; that belief that somehow I am not enough, I don’t have enough, and no matter what I do or what I get, it’s never enough. Then, of course,... Read more on

image Kitchen Teachings: Conversation with Cherri Farrell, by Richard Whittaker
Cherri Farrell teaches consumer and family science, a subject that used to be called home economics. She teaches at College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, California. Her curriculum is devoted largely to cooking and nutrition and it's also. Read More on

Today's Quote

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine. Emily Dickinson

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