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DailyGoodCalling Out The Delusions Of A Techno-Industrial SocietyStories about the human colonization of other worlds were popular in the 1950s, with a promise of material abundance, and much of the population of the Western world excited about the possibilities offered by new technologies and a beneficial, authoritative science. That humans could extend their reach to other worlds seemed inevitable progress. Today, the popular faith in science and technology has drained away, to be replaced by a widespread, if often unspoken, fear. We have opened the box and seen where our ambition leads, and though we might quickly close it again and look away, it is too late in the day for any kind of innocence. This thoughtful essay urges us to move past the delusions of our society. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness

Message In A Wallet, Moonshadow
Jul 27 -- Many years ago, when I was in high school and working weekends to pay for the extras that my folks couldn't ... Full Story

Power In Simplicity, lminino
Jul 23 -- DAY 2 Interestingly enough, I experienced two realizations today during Day 2 of the Kindness Challenge. I would ... Full Story

Reconnecting, lisabohn
Jul 24 -- For Day 2, reconnecting with an old pal, I sent a message to a woman I've known since pre-school (we're now ... Full Story

My 6 Minutes Will Save You 60!, bgelfo
Jul 22 -- My neighbors are a couple in their mid 60's. Both of them are quite active, but like me, they have a very steep ... Full Story

Small Acts

"" Forgive, Jul 23

"" Forgive, Jul 23

"Forever love. Have a pleasant day everyone. " princessliz, Jul 24

""A wise person is good to people who are good. She is also good to those who aren't. That is true goodness" - Lao Tsu" brindlegirl, Jul 25

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Video of the Weekimage

Music heals. Music has magic. In this video, children fighting cancer express their feelings in songs. What they yearn for looking out from windows of therapy rooms: “What would it feel like to be free… open and strong, strong as the sea… what would you do to feel the breeze on your face… what would you give to fly away.” … What they dream and imagine:”Look out my window and see … The clouds and the birds and the trees… The sunsets of purple on green … It’s most beautiful…The future is smiling at me…I have all strength I need…Keep this light shining on you and me.” … Purple Songs Can Fly and ZapBoomBang Studios have done amazing work giving expression and music to the children’s odyssey of hope... ...It's Out There Waiting... [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image What Is Your Storyteller Doing?, by Mary O'Malley
At 8:28 AM I slipped into the pool at my gym for my half hour swim. There was a water aerobics class that began at 9:00, which left just enough time for me to complete my swim. At around 8:55 a number of people had jumped into the first lane and were chatting before the class. I was in the second... 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

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become." The Buddha

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