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Parker Palmer, The Practice Of Soft Eyes
In a sacred landscape, with its complexities and convolutions, surprise is a constant companion: it lies just around the bend or hidden in the next valley, and though it sometimes startles us, it oft...
Jack Kornfield, Stopping The War
The purpose of a spiritual discipline is to give us a way to stop the war, not by our force of will, but organically, through understanding and gradual training. Ongoing spiritual practice can h...
Pavithra Mehta, Live Like The Roar In A Lion's Throat
Do you live in your days like a forgotten ticket stub in someone's jacket? As if the show were behind you? As if you went out one evening to watch your life, and decided halfway through that it w...
Ursula LeGuin, Communication As Mutual Entrainment
Every act of communication is an act of tremendous courage in which we give ourselves over to two parallel possibilities: the possibility of planting into another mind a seed sprouted in ours and wat...
Anthony de Mello, We Want Relief. Cure Is Painful
Spirituality means waking up. Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep...
Edited by Frances Vaughan and Roger Walsh, Perception Is A Mirror
You respond to what you perceive, and as you perceive so shall you behave.  Every response you make to everything you perceive is up to you, because your mind...
Nazeer Ahmed, Where's Your Umbrella?
The rains failed again that year. It was the third year in succession when there was no rain. The crops had disappeared and the land was a brown swath of dusty rubble. Trees had lost their leaves yea...
Vinoba Bhave, Action Without Desire Of Outcomes
To protect self-interest individuals exploit others, nations go to war, and businesses undercut each other, because people in those situations see a conflict between self-interest and the interest of...
Joseph Goldstein, Don't Side With Yourself
Through mindfulness, our hearts become spacious enough to hold the painful emotions, to feel the suffering of them, and to let them go. But it takes practice—and perhaps several different pract...
Jeff Foster, Somehow I'm Always Held
In my short time on this planet, I have known great sorrow, plunged into the depths of oceanic despair, been thrown so deeply into my loneliness that I thought I would never return. I ...
Marty Krasney, Three Types Of Leadership
There are three ways that human beings can accomplish anything together and each of them has its own type of leader. Very simply, the three domains of shared human endeavor can be characterized as Fo...
Pablo Neruda, Keeping Quiet
Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still for once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for a second, and ...
Brene Brown, Exhausting Quest For Perfection
The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting, but as hard as we try, we can't turn off the tapes that fill our heads with messages like "Never good enough" and "What will...
Somik Raha, Death Connects Us To Life
Growing up with monastic teachings around the impermanence of life, I got the opportunity to apply them when my grandmother passed on, followed by my grandfather in quick succession. I told myself th...
Margaret Wheatley, Who Do We Choose To Be?
The powerful always defend the status quo because it is the source of their power and privilege. Any change that benefits others would destroy their position. And their position is all they care abou...
Jane Brunette, Dropping Out, Like The Buddha
In an age where being super busy is a badge of honor and accomplishing tasks the greatest virtue, where some activists promote rallies by quoting Martin Luther King saying, ”For evil to succeed...
Shinzen Young, Recycling Karmic Trash
It’s very common for people on a meditative or spiritual path to develop a kind of sensitivity to the poison and pain of others. Sometimes it’s formulated with the phrase “...
Rumi, as told by Elif Shafak, Seven Stages Of The Ego
The first stage is the Depraved Ego (Nafs), the most primitive and common state of being, when the soul is entrapped in worldly pursuits. Most human beings are stuck there, struggling and suffering i...
David Whyte, Everything Is Waiting For You
Your great mistake is to act the drama  as if you were alone. As if life  were a progressive and cunning crime  with no witness to the tiny hidden  tra...
Doug Lipman, Listening As An Act Of Transformation
Two villagers came to a rabbi with a dispute. When the rabbi invited them to sit down and talk about it, they glowered at each other as though to say, “If you sit down at this table, then I won...
Katie Steedly, What Happens When We Wonder?
When I think about wonder I think about waterfalls, newborn babies, and whales. I think about seeds, snowflakes, and rainbows. I think about lightening, skyscrapers, and silk. Wonder defies descripti...
Sally Kempton, The Difficult People In Your Life
We don’t always know why difficult people show up in our lives. There are some good theories about it, of course.  Jungians, along with most contemporary spiritual teachers, tell us that A...
Keith Sawyer, What You Do Afterwards
Creativity is all about what you do afterwards. I’m thinking about something that Miles Davis said about jazz improvisation: "It’s not the note you play that&rsquo...
Elizabeth Gilbert, Do A Nice Thing For Your Future Self
I grew up on a small family farm, with plants and animals needing care in every direction, so vacations were rare. But one summer my parents convinced a neighboring farmer to tend to our goats and ch...
Terry Patten, Wisdom Of Grieving
Not only is grieving a stage of the spiritual activist’s journey, but the grieving process itself often unfolds in stages, which can be described using Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s fa...
Mark Nepo, Living In The Freshest Chamber Of The Heart
Our ability to find something to love, and to love again for the first time depends greatly on how we resolve and integrate where we've been before. A great model for us exists in the chambered n...
Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi , Deep Ecological Awareness Is Spiritual Awareness
The sense in which we use the term "ecological" is associated with a specific philosophical school, founded in the early 1970s by the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess (1912-2009) with the d...
Maria Shriver, What Breaks Your Heart?
What breaks your heart? What does your soul long for? And, how is that connected to how you are living your life now? I love this question because it’s made me think about my pas...
Michael Singer, Spiritual Activism
I'm an environmentalist and I'm very much into cars that get high mileage and don't pollute, and I see that somebody's driving a Hummer. It's a classic example, somebody's dri...
J. Krishnamurti, Does Life Have A Purpose?
Questioner: Why do you maintain that Life has no purpose? If Life has no purpose, the individual life, even in pure being, can have no purpose either; because individual perfection can...
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