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Oct 25, 2017, 4 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Two Trees (Kaylynn Sullivan): The Practice Of LivingReflection questions: Our guest this week finds "the greatest access to the creative impulse in the tension of the crossroads where cultures, ideas and beliefs intersect and sometimes collide. I find that to be a source of generative tension for me." Where do you find your greatest access to the generative, creative impulse?
Sep 27, 2017, 2 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Jeffrey Mishlove: The Flowers And Roots Of ConsciousnessReflection questions: Our guest this week believes that while we each have psychic potential, we should avoid seeking only the "flowers of consciousness" -- such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and other potential powers seemingly latent within us -- which may provide moments of pleasure and delight, but wilt and die. Instead, we should seek out the flowers' roots in the essential core of our existence. What are your experiences with the flowers as well as roots of consciousness?
Sep 07, 2017 This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Silas Hagerty: Film-making And Gifting For TransformationReflection questions: Our guest this week is a filmmaker who, in operating in a gift ecology, has discovered that “when you’re on the right path everything lines up and starts opening,” and that “when you’re patient the people who are really called to be a part of it have a way of appearing.” What are some times in your life when the right people showed up and the path cleared to support your labor of love?
Aug 02, 2017, 1 comments, 5 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Frank Ostaseski: What The Living Can Learn From The DyingReflection questions: Our guest this week believes that "we don’t have to wait until the end of our lives to realize the wisdom that death has to offer. We can harness the awareness of death to ... enter our lives fully." How has death -- either through the death of a loved one or contemplation of your own eventual death -- been a teacher in your life?
Jul 06, 2017, 3 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Thom Bond: Teaching Compassion At ScaleReflection questions: Our guest this week believes that transformational tools are best taught through stories, which remain in people's minds and memories even when (and perhaps especially when) the teachings are not culturally dominant. Can you recall stories that have triggered transformation in you?
Jun 21, 2017, 3 smiles This week's Awakin Call guest: 'Debra Roberts: Sacred Path Of BeesReflection questions: Our guest this week has cultivated a sacred relationship with bees because she believes that "there has been a collective forgetting of our holy nature that has created a crisis for pretty much every other life form on this planet, of which we are one." How do you cultivate a sacred relationship with nature and other living beings?
May 27, 2017, 2 comments, 16 smiles Some of you may remember that a couple of months ago, the DailyGood team shipped a "box of appreciation" to Steve De Quintal, a subscriber who has been sending us messages of gratitude unfailingly every week - for years. Two months later the messages were still coming but there was no mention of having received the package. We checked in with him about it and were sweetly touched when he responded with excitement that the box hadn't arrived, but not to worry just the very thought that on top of sending DailyGood emails we would think to send him a package was a huge gift :) Afreen had put a lot of thoughtfulness into the assortment of tags and I was a little disappointed that it had been swallowed up by the postal service... Then a few days ago came this triumphant mail from Steve: It has arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what to ... Read Full Story
May 07, 2017, 4 comments, 27 smiles "Nature doesn't hurry yet everything is accomplished." Was trying to remember Lao-Tzu (and my tea bag label's ) sage advice last Saturday while waiting for a very leisurely print-store staff to print the tiny wisdom scrolls I was waiting for :) At some point I recognized the ridiculousness of letting any amount of impatience seep in (any time really but particularly) while one is in the process of creating little billboards of inspiration. So I leaned over and asked the young woman taking my order, "What's your favorite animal?" She looked up surprised, then, "The koala bear," she said. The animal on the top card of the wisdom scroll set was a koala bear. Did she just say the first thing that came into her head or was that really her favorite animal? (O mind of little faith!) 'Have you had a chance to see one in person?' 'Yes -- when I was ... Read Full Story
Sep 06, 2016, 4 comments, 11 smiles A few months ago we ran a DailyGood story on Moina Shaiq, a Fremont-based mother, grandmother and community activist who, galvanized by recent tragic shootings, initiated a "Meet-a-Muslim" event at a local coffee shop, to foster deep dialog and understanding. Last week we received this touching note from one of our readers in Louisville, Kentucky, as a ripple from that feature -- a beautiful reminder of how inspiration travels far beyond our ability to map or measure: Hello, I just had to share my story with you¦.You sent this story about Moina back in May, and it really resonated with me. With all the hatred, fear, and misunderstanding we have seen through the media lately, I wanted to do my part to increase dialog, mutual respect, and understanding. This past week, I hosted my own "Coffee & Coversation with Muslims" session at my workplace. I reached out via our internal social media site ... Read Full Story
Feb 18, 2016, 29 comments, 53 smiles As most of you know, mid-August of last year, Viral was very unexpectedly diagnosed with an acute form of bone marrow suppression. The past six-months we've been in near-seclusion. With the help of many skilled health practitioners, a detailed regimen, and the invisible support of the community, Viral has been slowly getting better. Updates from this journey to recovery are archived here. Below is a conversation that explores Viral's grounded perspectives on this latest surprise twist in the road. Very early on in this experience with serious illness you referred to it as a privilege. Can you expand on what you mean by that? I think our core happiness is determined more by the ways in which we respond internally to the situations we find ourselves in, than by the situations themselves. As Viktor Frankl put it, "No one can take away man's last freedom. The freedom to choose his or her own attitude given ... Read Full Story