Good News of the Day -- Dec 01, 2022image

DailyGoodDon't Treat Your Life as a Project"The idea that we narrate our lives to ourselves, and that doing so is part of living well, is sufficiently commonplace that its most vocal critic, the philosopher Galen Strawson, could describe it as "a fallacy of our age." He lists an impressive roster of advocates, including the neurologist and author Oliver Sacks ("Each of us constructs and lives a 'narrative'...this narrative is us"), the psychologist Jerome Bruner ("We become the autobiographical narratives by which we 'tell about' our lives")...It sounds appealing, in a way. Who doesn't think they have a brilliant memoir in them? But the question isn't rhetorical: Many of us don't think that and a lot of the rest are kidding themselves. "I have absolutely no sense of my life as a narrative with form, or indeed as a narrative without form," Strawson writes. And yet he seems to be living quite well." In the following piece, Kieran Setiya, a philosopher at MIT, makes a case for resisting the tendency to see your life as a narrative journey. [Full Story on DailyGood.org]  

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Stories of Kindness (Jan 27, 2022)

The Bridge We Were Meant To Cross, donothing
 My brother and I were driving home together and became engrossed in a conversation. Because of this ... Full Story

A Stolen Trombone and the Necessary Kindness, penny4them
A couple of months back, my son Shine had his trombone stolen from our car. Very sad. We learned a lot. We were ... Full Story

🎄 Dad’s Christmas Tree , mindyjourney
Every time I see an outside pine tree decorated with holiday lights, I remember the kindness of my ... Full Story

Small Acts

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"What a lovely surprise to be community member of the week. Thank you! Also thanks for the lovely messages and KB. You are all wonderful! Happy Sunday and Happy First Advent 💗" 4abetterworld, Nov 27

"Me and friend (Helper in shop) ate snacks.I paid the bill. " TheHuman, Nov 26

"Today is my Parents Marriage Day. Today I prayed God, "May you do as per your wish"." TheHuman, Nov 25

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Video of the Weekimage

Nov 22, 2022 -- Robin Wall Kimmerer states: "You can't listen to the Thanksgiving Address without feeling wealthy. And, while expressing gratitude seems innocent enough, it is a revolutionary idea. In a consumer society, contentment is a radical proposition. Recognizing abundance rather than scarcity undermines an economy that thrives by creating unmet desires... The Thanksgiving Address reminds you that you already have everything you need... That's good medicine for land and people alike." This video of the Thanksgiving Address captures the multidimensional ways that the Haudenosaunee greet and give gratitude for the natural world. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Appearance As A Gift, by Isira
Nov 28, 2022 -- Our whole experience of life is a relationship. Every single moment is centered in the way we relate to what is happening. To understand this more deeply it helps us to recognize core issues that manifest due to the misperception of separation. Our perceived disconnection from spirit/source is... Read more on Awakin.org

W&C
My Real Name - A Conversation with Zoo Cain , in works & conv
At 69 I'm eventually going to run out of time, so I'm lobbying to work on rainbows when I get to the other side. I'm definitely creating with the spirit world all around me. Read More on Conversations.org

Today's Quote

Don't let the lure of the dramatic arc distract you from the digressive amplitude of being alive. Kieran Setiya

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