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Writing To Heaven Posted by Angela Oh, Jul 19 2019 As we listen to the news today about the fight between the White House and the House of Representatives, we witness the method used by politicians who are caught in a system that has been unhealthy for years. This is the result. Right now, the women of Color who are stepping into the front line of efforts to bring conscience back to a nation that seems to be losing its moorings, are taking the hits necessary for anyone who decides to step up in times of chaos and controversy. They know what they’re doing. They are called troublemakers, they are called unrealistic, they are labeled as possible enemies of the State. Thank goodness. Thank goodness that they have the courage, the clarity, and each other - to get through a message that can counter the hate and cynicism. But in the meanwhile, real people are suffering and ... Read Full Story

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Gandhi Y ServiceSpace (A Spanish Translation) Posted by Pancho Ramos Stierle, Jul 19 2019 [A translation of Gandhi and ServiceSpace for all the Castilian speakers, courtesy of our Awakin Spanish translators and friends] Traducido de la versión original, Gandhi and ServiceSpace por Nipun Mehta, como apareció en el blog el 14 de julio de 2019. [Algunas reflexiones basadas en una reciente conversación acerca de cómo Gandhi y ServiceSpace están entrelazados.] De muchas formas ServiceSpace comparte afinidades con los valores Gandhianos. Aunque l@s fundadores de ServiceSpace estaban en sus 20s (¡y hasta más jóvenes!) y no trataron de emular a Gandhi y aunque, en ese entonces, no estaban muy familiarizad@s con su filosofía de vida, después de décadas de trabajo ha mostrado una similitud sorprendente con los valores que Gandhi llamaba “tan viejos como las colinas”. La esencia del principio organizativo de Gandhi era “ser el cambio” y confiar en lo que se propaga poco a poco después. Esto ha sido el credo de ServiceSpace desde su comienzo en ... Read Full Story

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Inspiring Link Posted by Michaele Premet-Rosen, Jul 19 2019

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Preeta On Justice Stevens (in 1995) Posted by Rahul Brown, Jul 18 2019 To wield tremendous power evenhandedly with kindness and humility is a mark of a strong connection to oceanic truth. We're used to finding this rarest combination of traits among saints and social change leaders like Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr, yet this week, the country lost a man who embodied them in a secular way from an exalted office. Justice John Paul Stevens was ahead of his time on many key issues and questions that faced the nation, and will be looked back upon by future generations as consistently and courageously on the right side of history. Appointed to the Supreme Court by Gerald Ford and initially considered to be a solid conservative Republican, his judicial legacy is often regarded as leading the liberal wing of the court for 35 years. Its a characterization that he'd dispute, and those who knew him well would strongly attest that the guiding ... Read Full Story

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Awakening Circle, Brooklyn NY. Nina's Internet ... Posted by Sunil Kumar, Jul 18 2019 Awakening Circle, Brooklyn NY. Nina's internet invited with love and the Innernet of 4 of us Nina,Arthur,Sunil and Radha got so deeply connected-interwoven to experience the life religiously & studiously that it became a memorable evening of kindness,pay it forward with gratitude. The Heavens blessed with cool showers in the end after an affectionate sumptuous simple dinner.May such gatherings evolve into a widespread popular movement to prove the same powerful-pure single life-force,soul or consciousness vibrates- manifests everywhere in everybody in this universal web.Not to forget Nina's protective Umbrella and Arthur's Tesla drive to our subway to Jersey City NJ.

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Three Kind Acts :) Posted by KindSpring , Jul 18 2019 painiacs: Having Our Annual Fishing ... Having our annual fishing derby, every year my son and I had a date!! This year made up 7 b baskets of various items and themes in his honor to raffle. We still have our date just in. A different way. 💖 Here is one of ... mindyjourney: Been Working For Weeks ... Been working for weeks on making all KINDS of gifts to give in celebration of my bday! Basket of origami horses are going to the Wild Horse Sanctuary. Doves, dogs and turtles to Lucy and the Green Wolf fair trade shoppe. Positive saying sailboats and turtles to Evan’s Plunge. Do ... cb723679: Feeling Lost I had a very hectic day at work today and was about to leave for the day when I noticed a client sitting alone and cry. I approached and asked if there was anything I could help her with? She looked up at me and said: "I don't know where ...

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Your Love Has Touched My Heart Posted by Kush Kanodia, Jul 18 2019 [At our retreat last month in London, Debbie felt suddenly queasy. An unsuspecting act of kindness by one of the participants moved her so deeply, that she wrote a poem about it.] Your Love Has Touched My Heart (A poem about a moment of kindness that remains Here in timelessness.) It's not with fine sounding words That we will win back the world For God, Though words may come when necessary. It's not with beautiful offerings Of music and food and flowers and candles, Though these may be here, Enhancing and lighting up The Way. It is with each tiny flicker of Love, That ignites in our hearts, Compelling our hands To reach out And truly touch The hearts of those around us, Fanning into flame the same flicker of Love In their hearts. May this One Fire Grow And burn brighter Than any desire of the ego For recognition or admiration, Brighter than any desire To be special, Or better or more important Than others. May it burn Until it returns Each soul To the Silence And Stillness Within

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जल संरक्षण का कार्य Posted by YOGESH KUMAR, Jul 17 2019 जल संरक्षण का कार्य किया ईस लिये भारत सरकार ने पुरस्कार दिया श्री कुंज बिहारी शर्मा जी को ग्रामीण विकास एवं लोग जाग्रति संस्था रूपवास अलवर 9950386613  

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Life Is A NOW Journey Where ... Posted by Linda , Jul 17 2019 Life is a NOW journey where each NOW moment is to be fully lived with Compassionate, Loving Kindness towards all that is!

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Wendy Palmer: Leadership Through Aikido And Mindfulness Posted by Preeta Bansal, Jul 17 2019 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Wendy Palmer: Leadership Through Aikido And MindfulnessReflection questions: How has embodiment and physical movement been an important component of your spiritual practice?

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Nimo's Awakin Talk On Jai Jagat Tour Posted by Neil Patel, Jul 17 2019 Last week we had a beautiful Awakin Circle with our dear brother Nimo who had just returned from an epic journey with 17 amazing children and 9 committed volunteer coordinators, across USA and UK sharing the message of Peace on Earth - through an incredible dance, music & drama performance called Jai Jagat. It has been a gift to witness this journey in motion as they, along with many, seeded this intention of love and oneness. With many learnings, challenges and incredibly grateful moments along the way, Jai Jagat family has been capturing hearts and planting seeds of love. Here’s a video recording of the simple stories that emerged through the process of the Jai Jagat experience (and continuing). Sharing some sneak peak nuggets from his sharing below: “Spending time with children is beautiful because you see them coming from a very pure space.” “Spending time with 31 parents, they became my parents too.” “The deeper ... Read Full Story

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The Last Poem Posted by Somik Raha, Jul 16 2019 I was in Tagore's heartland last weekend on my second visit to Shantiniketan (translates to "Abode of Peace"). This is where Tagore setup an international university called Vishva Bharati in 1921 using his Nobel prize money received in 1913. There are many things of note here. Tagore rebelled against education that was confined within walls. A hallmark of the classes here is that they are often held in open air under the trees. Tagore and Gandhi both had a low opinion about the British model of education that arose from industrialization and employed a factory and batching model. Santinketan has given India two of its Nobel laureates -- Tagore for Literature in 1913 and Amartya Sen for Economics in 1998. Here is Sen reminiscing on what education was like here in his formative years: .. it was mainly in Tagore’s school that my educational attitudes were formed. This was a co-educational school, with ... Read Full Story

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KindSpring Weekly: Spotlight On Kindness: Kindness Road Posted by Ameeta Martin, Jul 16 2019 Latest issue of 'KindSpring Weekly' newsletter is themed Spotlight On Kindness: Kindness Road Trip. Our newsletter today features a unique woman, Mary Latham, who chose to honor her mother's legacy of looking for goodness by driving cross-country in search of simple acts of kindness. After 43 states and almost 3 years of traveling, she has collected hundreds of "do good" stories and experiences staying with 130+ families who opened their homes to her. Her journey is featured below. - Ameeta

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Seeds Of Silence And Ripples In TCS Posted by Kishan Laddha, Jul 16 2019 93+ Associates of TCS sat in golden silence for 30 minutes on international Yoga day (21 June). To me, it is one of the most memorable day of my 12+ years in TCS. As we often speak, we don't know the ripples of even a single individual sitting in silence for even a minute, for sure I don't know where the ripple of this collective silence was planted. However, I have good fortune of having known few incredible individuals who with their consistency planted seeds of this experience. It was a co-creation of many individuals who brought flowers, decorated the space pouring in fragrance of their sweat, created a beautiful rangoli keeping charkha in center, many individuals even got their mats to offer for unknown individuals, our Meghnaji offered the speaking bowl we use at Awakin Ahmedabad while Pratyush shared insights about setting the intentions in the beginning and more ... Read Full Story

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