Good News of the Day -- Mar 29, 2020image

DailyGoodKrista Tippett on Hope"A couple of years ago I started sometimes asking, at the end of my conversations: What makes you despair, and where are you finding hope? It turns out that answers to the two parts of that question are more often conjoined than oppositional. The puzzle of us, the contradictions alive in each one of us and in this moment we inhabit --these are the crucible of my hope." Krista Tippett shares more. [Full Story on]  

Power of Oneimage

Stories of Kindness (Mar 24, 2020)

Combating Corona With Compassion., Ladybird1
Today I sent a text message to next door neighbour who has 2 young children. Asked her if she needed anything at ... Full Story

Lending Some Weight, cyctw
I had just passed a car with its flashers on, as I thought to myself, "why don't I stop to help?" ... Full Story

Small Acts

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"Corona V _ R _ S Only " *I* " and " *U* " can break this Chain ..." truthunltd, Mar 24

"Prayers for victims of Corona Virus.. May God bless them so many strength and heading for their life and family.." kmbhai, Mar 25

"I’m out decorating my neighborhood. The message says “spread joy, not germs”" alisamom, Mar 25

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Mar 25, 2020 -- In this short animated film, "The Locust Mystery," learn how the gentle harmless grasshopper and the devouring devastating locust are actually the same creature. And how we, also, have many differing "selves" that emerge under various circumstances. [Source: KarmaTube]

Words of Wisdomimage

image Life May Itself Be A Koan, by Rachel Naomi Remen
Mar 23, 2020 -- Consider the Zen practice of the koan, the question or problem proposed by Zen masters to each other or by masters to students. The koan is a dilemma, a mystery which the rational mind cannot solve. The key to the resolution of a koan is a shift in the being of the student which allows for a new... Read more on

A Conversation with Ana Valdes Lim - Theater for Wholeness, in works & conv
At Julliard’s centennial, Ana was selected to be among the 100 graduates featured. While in New York, she worked with Joe Papp at Public Theater and with Estelle Parsons in “Shakespeare in the Park.” She says, “We were like the... Read More on

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