About Me  

I'm joining Service Space because ... I want to be part of a movement that is sharing strengths and making positive contributions to the world.

A good day to me is when ... I wake up filled with gratefulness for being alive.

My hero in life is ...My Mom and my husband, both deceased, and my children, living each day with love

My favorite book is ...Currently it is How to Walk by Thich Nhat Hanh

One thing I'm grateful for is ... Life and the ability to live it lovingly.

Yuka's Prayer: Spiritual Beings Having A Human

Jun 11, 2021, 9 smiles [Last month, during a Prayer Circle for India amid the nation's escalating Covid crisis, Yuka, on behalf of her family and colleagues, offered this stirring prayer (at midnight in Japan!), transcribed below.] [View here in browser window.] Hello everybody. Thank you so much for allowing me to be here. I see Maki, my sister also in the zoom room and of course not just Maki, my other sister Rika and our parents and our whole Goi Peace colleagues and staff are all here with you and us, at this special time. I want to first thank the two Buddhist monks that have planted the seed for this circle, and for the amazing hosts who made this possible in just two days. Thank you for the stories of courage, stories of the willingness to open to connection during the pain, thank you for the selfless service, thank you for sharing with us about the ... Read Full Story

Online Circle Exploring The Work Of Sister Marilyn

Sep 26, 2019, 4 comments, 7 smiles I have been inspired by Sister Marilyn Lacey's work with refugees over the course of many years, and have recently finished reading her book, This Flowing Toward Me, which moved me greatly. I had the good fortune to preview and write the description for the Karma Tube video Mercy Beyond Borders, which is about Sister Marilyn's non profit of the same name. Her recent Awakin Call and the Daily Good article about her experiences have further fueled my desire to spend more time with the wisdom and the many opportunities for insight and growth that Sister Marilyn's story and her work provide. I would like to invite members from the ServiceSpace community who are interested in an online circle to explore how Sister Marilyn's experiences and writings can inform our own paths toward expanded hospitality and mercy, to please post a comment below to express your interest. In Sister Marilyn's words: "I invite the reader to sit with any of the wonderful hospitality stories found in the traditions of all the great religions. Mull them over; ask God for insight into them. Then ask for courage to take small steps in expanding your own circle of hospitality."