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My hero in life is ...Gandhi

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The Jai Jagat Journey

Apr 23, 2019 This spring, 17 children from six slums in India are embarking on a one-of-a-kind journey to share a message of love and oneness with the world. The Jai Jagat Show they will present is a 90-minute dance, drama and musical production celebrating the values that Mahatma Gandhi embodied. The show includes inspiration from other global heroes, like Malala Yousafzai, Wangari Mathai, Masahisa Goi, Yusra Mardini, and more. In the 150th year since Gandhi's birth, these young artistes hope to inspire audiences towards nurturing a brighter tomorrow for our planet. The troupe has spent eighteen months training with celebrated 'Empty Hands' musician Nimo Patel, and other volunteers at Manav Sadhna, an organization that has been serving underprivileged communities in Gujarat, India since 1995. Through the remarkable process they've undergone, the children have come to embody the values they portray in the Jai Jagat journey--the whole earth is one family. [Full Story]

Julian Norwich And The Process Of Transformation

Apr 22, 2019 What might a medieval recluse teach us post modern activists about transformation? All will be well! is the underlying message from the 1300's Julian of Norwich. Author Veronica Mary Rolf shares the deep mystical experiences of Julian after a near death experience and how that shaped her life. Julian of Norwich teaches that through deep contemplation and becoming ever more aware of being aware, we can experience our interconnection to higher consciousness, and create true transformation. [Full Story]

Parker Palmer Muses On The Season

Apr 21, 2019 "I will wax romantic about spring and its splendors in a moment, but first there is a hard truth to be told: before spring becomes beautiful, it is plug ugly, nothing but mud and muck. I have walked in the early spring through fields that will suck your boots off, a world so wet and woeful it makes you yearn for the return of ice. But in that muddy mess, the conditions for rebirth are being created. I love the fact that the word "humus"-the decayed vegetable matter that feeds the roots of plants-comes from the same word root that gives rise to the word "humility." It is a blessed etymology. It helps me understand that the humiliating events of life, the events that leave "mud on my face" or that "make my name mud," may create the fertile soil in which something new can grow." Parker Palmer shares more in this reflective piece on the arrival of Spring. [Full Story]

Are Social Change And Scale Mutually Exclusive?

Apr 18, 2019 "As the clarion call for scale increases in volume, it is worth always asking, what is it we want to scale? And how will it enable social change for those who have been kept at the bottom of the pyramid?" Dr Arun Kumar is the CEO of Apnalaya, an organization that does remarkable work to create self-sustaining communities within the slums of Mumbai. In this piece he shares more about their model, and invokes powerful questions for all those engaged in creating a brighter world. [Full Story]

The Gentlest Thing In The World

Apr 17, 2019 "The gentlest thing in the world is an open mind. Since it doesn't believe what it thinks, it is flexible, porous, without opposition, without defense. Nothing has power over it. Nothing can resist it. Even the hardest thing in the world a closed mind can't resist the power of openness. Ultimately the truth flows into it and through it, like water through rock." [Full Story]

Quiet Spirituality

Apr 15, 2019 Go within and you will find the noise of the world if you don't also allow the quiet of silence to reveal itself. And what we need so very much is quiet to help us skillfully navigate our lives. Many of us yearn for the deep peace that comes from being in touch with the stillness in our depths. By seeking out silence in our daily lives, we are able to find balance within the constant noise and demands that bombard most of us each day. The rewards are in-built. This piece by Mirka Knaster delves into the theme of quiet spirituality. "It is in the womb of silence that we can grow ideas for the best course of action to take and ensure that such action is rooted in compassion and wisdom." [Full Story]

Discovering The Sacred In Everyday Life

Apr 13, 2019 Tuning into the sacred of the everyday takes practice. Things around us don't suddenly become more awe-inducing but our perception of them can change. "When something is recognized as sacred, it is known to have a quality that is beyond the material, physical world. It's not subject to the mind's analysis, judgment, or interpretation." In this article by psychologist Gail Brenner, practices for opening your mind to daily graces are introduced, along with an invitation to expand your awareness through gentle reminders. [Full Story]

Caregiving: A Nascent Social Revolution

Apr 12, 2019 Caregivers and receivers are modeling how to integrate health care into daily life at home. They are the innovators, and creators of dynamic communities of support. "Community and care are inexorably linked. Care can never fully be rendered only by expert providers in formal settings but by a growing recognition that care is a democratic act that is about what we 'give', what we 'receive', and what we can 'create' together." [Full Story]

Mary Webb And The Joy Of Motion

Apr 11, 2019 Mary Webb, an English writer of the early 20th century was an acute observer of nature and her multi-dimensional splendor.Diagnosed with Graves' disease at the age of 20, Webb soon discovered that nature played a powerful role in her periods of recovery. 'The Spring of Joy'compiles a series of essays on nature, penned by Webb with the aim of bringing comfort to'the weary and wounded in the battle of life.' They are a testament to one woman's capacity to bear witness to the vast record of nature and to draw nourishment from it that continues to benefit readers far beyond her lifetime. The following is an excerpt from The Spring of Joy: A Little Book of Healing. [Full Story]

Thoughts In Passing

Apr 10, 2019 Artist Claudia Bicen spent two years meeting with, interviewing and drawing nine individuals approaching the ends of their lives. Through interviews, portraits and ultimately videos of their conversations, she sought to answer the question, "How should I live?" Her intent was also to "shine a light onto the darkness that covers death and dying in our culture and in doing so take away some of the fear surrounds it." What she learned was to be more compassionate, kinder, more accepting of herself. She believes if we "sit with the messages" written on each person's clothing and that of the portraits and interviews, we will find ourselves "living more deeply." [Full Story]