I'm joining Service Space because ... I met Nipun Mehta and Audrey Lin and was blown away by their selflessness and big-picture thinking. I also am completely on board with radical generosity and learning how to incorporate into my life, work, and family.
A good day to me is when ... I've spent the morning hiking in the mountains, had an inspiring deep listening call with a friend/colleague, and spent time playing with my three small children. Then, capping it all off with time out with my thoughtful husband.
My hero in life is ...Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science
My favorite book is ...right now it's The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer
One thing I'm grateful for is ... my loving, supportive, and wacky family, and my great privilege to do the work I do. (peace building)
Oct 27, 2019, 1 comments, 6 smiles Last Saturday, we had the privilege of hosting Awakin Call with Victor Kazanjian. The Rev. Victor Kazanjian is the Executive Director of the United Religions Initiative (URI), a global grassroots interfaith peacebuilding network of more than 1,000 multifaith groups and one million volunteers working in over 100 countries to build bridges of cooperation between people of all beliefs and cultures. Defying the conventional wisdom that issues of poverty, conflict and violence are best engaged by organizations with a heavy central infrastructure, URI’s decentralized, network-based, light-framed, shared leadership, relational organizational approach is giving people around the world the power to meet their challenges and build cohesive, connected and peaceful communities. “Peace and justice begin at the grassroots,” Victor says. His deep childhood grounding in celebrating “one among many” has led Victor to deeply study, teach and embody Gandhian principles of pluralism and grassroots change. Below are some of the nuggets from the call ... Read Full Story
Oct 23, 2019, 3 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Victor Kazanjian: United Religions InitiativeReflection questions: Our guest this week believes that exclusivism -- or the belief that "my truth is the only truth" -- in either politics or religion has been arguably "the single greatest source of suffering throughout history." What practices allow you to open your heart and mind to other lived truths?
Nov 23, 2018, 1 comments, 9 smiles [On behalf of the entire Euphrates ecosystem, I share gratitude for all of you in the ServiceSpace community. Your example and modeling of these universal values inspires in far more ways than you might imagine. Below is a note I just sent yesterday.] It’s raining today! The welcome drops from heaven are pitter-pattering on my roof as I listen in exultation. So grateful that the weather is finally ending the fire threat and washing the smoke from the air. It’s the first time it has rained since early October; before that, Spring. It’s hard not to blame “Climate Change.” Growing up my dad regaled me with stories of 1972, his first year in Redding when it rained every single day of November except for one day mid-month when it merely threatened to rain. How can one not feel disheartened that, instead of respite from a historic drought, California has been battling ... Read Full Story