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Nanu Maa : Alipta And Aatmiya Posted by Kishan Laddha, Nov 22 2017 Nanu Maa, an elderly women whose generosity reaches far and wide since years experienced by many known and unknown brothers and sisters. Recently, she fell sick and learning about her poor health, Jayesh bhai rushed to her with few of us to ensure her well beings and needs. Witnessing the interaction, I felt it to be a sheer exchange of blessings. She was bed ridden for few days and even after that she ensured all the visitors receive water and are seated properly. She shared how she was inspired few years back with her limited resources she offered food to two children and how universe responded to her with abundance by receiving a pension she was expected from government but had forgotten. Ever since that incident she eats only after feeding children. Many of us know how generously she offered her home to Jayeshbhai, Virenbhai and Anar ben so that after ... Read Full Story

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BELOVEDS, HOLIDAYS ARE VERY HARD FOR ... Posted by Barbara Jack, Nov 22 2017 BELOVEDS, HOLIDAYS ARE VERY HARD FOR MANY PEOPLE. THE HOMELESS, THE SENIOR CITIZENS, THE DISABLED AND THE PEOPLE WITH THE LOW INCOME! IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT IS ALONE! SOMEONE IN NEED. SEND THEM A BASKET OF FRUIT WITH CHEESES AND CRACKERS, TAKE OVER SOME FRESH BAKE GOODS, HAVE A GROCERY STORE DELIVERY SERVICE, TAKE THEM SOME ITEMS TO THEIR HOME, TO THEM WITH A JAM OR JELLY FOR THEM, PLEASE CALL THEM, SEND THEM A CASH GIT CARD OR A STORE GIFT CARD, EMAIL THEM, SEND FLOWERS, GIVE CANDY, DROP BY FOR A VISIT! BE KIND! SHARE YOUR TIME! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! LOVE AND VERY HUGE WARMEST HUGS TO ALL!

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Fear Not The Narcotraficantes: A Glimpse Of Pilgrim Posted by Nicole Huguenin, Nov 22 2017 Another sacred story from Ann Sieben, the Winter Pilgrim that I have been honored to capture and share here. She's currently walking, without any possession but her clothes in Bulgaria. This particular story is from her pilgrimage in 2010: *** Fear Not the Narcotraficantes A Glimpse From Pilgrimage #4 -Denver to Mexico City: Dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe -Start: Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church, Denver, CO, USA, Sunday October 10th, 2010 -Finish: Basilica Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City, Mexico, -Wednesday, January 21th, 2011 -Days: 95 -Distance: 3,321 kilometers/2,064 miles Some events in life define what you really think, even if you never consciously had the thought. Increasingly in my walk south through New Mexico, many people, particularly priests, cautioned, even scolded me about continuing my pilgrimage on foot through the Chihuahua Desert. Not because of the desert itself, with its own inherent dangers, but because of the narcotraficantes, the heavily armed, ruthless, lawless men who control ... Read Full Story

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KindSpring Weekly: Spotlight On Kindness: Giving Thanks Posted by Ameeta Martin, Nov 22 2017 Latest issue of 'KindSpring Weekly' newsletter is themed Spotlight On Kindness: Giving Thanks. As Thanksgiving day approaches across America, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season seem to have arrived at our doorstep faster than we anticipated. Amidst the flurry of guests, food, and the start of the holiday shopping, let us gently remind ourselves to actually take the time to -- give thanks, for the blessings in our lives all year round.

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Oliver Stone's 3 Minute Speech Posted by Bhupen Mehta, Nov 22 2017

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When The WHY Is Clear, The ... Posted by Amita Babubhai, Nov 22 2017 When the WHY is clear, the HOW is easy.. :)

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My First Week At Banyan Grove Posted by Fabrizio , Nov 20 2017 It’s been a little over a week now since I started my residency at Banyan Grove. My experience so far can be summed up by one word: polarity. There has been fullness and emptiness - I’ve witnessed this property full of people during the first Awakin Circle the day after we moved in, and since then I’ve been mostly alone with my one house-mate, Joserra. There has been sound and silence - Joserra has been silent since Wednesday, so much of the time the only sounds I hear are my own. There has been activity and stillness - this house is still undergoing some minor renos and repairs and updates, and so at times there are workers being very active and noisy, and when they leave, there is a palpable tranquility. There has been warm and cold - until today, the heat was only working upstairs, creating two very distinct ... Read Full Story

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Happy New Lap Around The Sun, Sangeeta! Posted by Pancho Ramos Stierle, Nov 20 2017 Post 11PM photo by sister Riko, last Wednesday at the Kindness Temple, when we discovered that it was Sangeeta's anniversary of laps around the Sun ...

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Of Dialogue Of Wisdoms And Emancipation Posted by Pancho Ramos Stierle, Nov 20 2017 [reposted from the Earthling Opinion blog] Please take a look at the next drawing. What do you see? Is it that for you these lines are just random patterns of shades and lights? Do you see an old person or is it a young person? Are you able to see both at the same time or none of them? Are they part of one another or are they even the same person seen through the lens of time? Given my cultural background, when I looked at this drawing, the first thing that came to my mind was the image of a young woman, looking sideways exposing the left part of her neck. But then later, seen from another perspective, the chin of the young woman could be also the nose of an old woman. Or the left eye of the old woman could be the ear of the young woman. Let me say ... Read Full Story

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Autumn Posted by Jyoti , Nov 19 2017 The art Of letting go Of the past. No matter How large.

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If You Are Tired, Take Some ... Posted by Damilola Fasoranti, Nov 19 2017 If you are tired, take some time to rest, not quit!

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Laddership News: Laddership News: Transformation Posted by Jane Murray, Nov 19 2017 This month's 'Laddership Newsletter' was just posted online. In this month's newsletter Parag Shah reminds us that when we understand what we are, without trying to change it, we go through a profound inner transformation. Thu Nguyen, in describing her first Awakin Circle, points to the outer transformation that manifests and ripples from the collective inner transformations of the ServiceSpace ecosystem.

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A Thanksgiving Wish Posted by Poonam Singh, Nov 18 2017 A Thanksgiving Wish: We brush history under the rug. We celebrate death. We don't acknowledge the death. It becomes about buying stuff and sales. We eat turkey but don't know why. We don't know the turkey. We don't see his eyes. We don't say thank you. We meet with family, play football, and celebrate. We need this. Yet it is so little. We don't know why. But we need a break. We call people pilgrims and Indians. False names. We don't know why. Thanksgiving. A time of thanks. Deep thanks. For the sacrifice, the lives lost. For the time with each other. For the break. God give us a break. For the gratitude in our hearts. Deep gratitude for each other. For all we have. Time off. Desperate need for time off. Many people have time off. God give us a break Thanksgiving could be about reconciliation. A promise not realized. Forgive someone. Which we still haven't done. A time to admit the tragedies, listen to the pain, ask for forgiveness and move forward together. A deep sigh of relief to admit it. not in shame. But in truth. And move forward ... Read Full Story

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Add Your Story Or Leave It ... Posted by Amita Babubhai, Nov 18 2017 Add your story or leave it blank.

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