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Feb 11: Herman Hesse, What I Learned From Trees (6952 reads)
is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its...

Jan 21: Subhana Barzaghi , Green Mountains Are Forever Walking (5769 reads)
I've been fascinated by this process of birth and death.  I was a midwife for seven years, delivering babies in the bush and it was always a great privilege and honor to be invited...

Jan 07: Rhonda Fabian, Two Kinds Of Resistance (6117 reads)
existence. Like ‘above and below’, ‘left and right’, ‘birth and death’ – take one away and its partner ceases to be. They do not have...

May 28: Pablo Neruda, Keeping Quiet (16692 reads)
/> with total inactivity. Life is what it is about; I want no truck with death. If we were not so single-minded about keeping our lives moving, ...

May 14: Somik Raha, Death Connects Us To Life (8086 reads)
own feelings. It would take many years of heavy lifting for me to realize that death connects us to life. Our own life. It is an opportunity not just to remember the impermanence ...

Apr 30: Jane Brunette, Dropping Out, Like The Buddha (6966 reads)
coveted things of the world seemed insignificant when he finally faced the reality of suffering, death, and impermanence. So he threw away his fabulous clothes and wandered off into the...

Jan 01: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Universality Is Not An Idea, It Is Reality (7124 reads)
see, when things come down to even money – it does not even have to boil down to life and death – even for money, “This is me, that is you.” The boundary is clear;...

Oct 30: Gerald G. May, Welcoming Fear As A Friend (8838 reads)
some who were hooked on their own adrenaline, compelled toward danger, driven to dancing with death at the edges of life. I doubt that will ever happen to me, for I have no desire to seek...

Jul 17: Riva Melissa Taz, The Grandest Vision For Humanity (6739 reads)
universe is complex and beautiful. When we listen to stories of humanity, life and death, we can’t fathom the complexity of the narratives of all those who have lived before us,...

May 08: Costica Bradatan, True Humility: Selfless Respect for Reality (8525 reads)
recommended ‘the view from above’; what Lady Philosophy sought to teach a terrified-to-death Boethius in his prison cell; or what, more recently, Carl Sagan popularized so well....

May 01: Tara Brach, The Sacred Art of Pausing (12920 reads)
being wrong or not enough. Even when our fear arises in the face of actual failure, loss or even death, our instinctive tensing and striving are often ineffectual and unwise. Taking ...

Mar 06: Sri M, Moved by Love (7644 reads)
and bloodshed. If ever you feel like killing someone, spare everyone and kill me instead. Life and death are the same to me. The police chief of this region is a member of our monastery...

Jan 30: Brother David Steindl-Rast, Letting Meaning Flow Into Purpose (8268 reads)
The only point where one can start to talk about anything, including death, is where one finds oneself. And for me this is as a Benedictine monk. In the rule of St. Benedict, the momenta...

Dec 12: Blanche Hartman, How to Live If You're Going to Die (13824 reads)
again. One of the things that have been very helpful to me around this matter of birth and death—around this matter of my death, anyhow—is meeting death with great...

Sep 19: Herman Hesse, Trees are Sanctuaries (17006 reads)
is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its...

Aug 08: Moyo, Reflections on Life from Death Row (7065 reads)
   At the age of 18, Moyo killed two people. He was sentenced to death and for the past fifteen years, he has been held in solitary confinement on Death Row. There, ...

Jul 18: Facundo Cabral, With Fullness in Life, Everything is Possible (8227 reads)
of him/her, his/her love, is still in your heart. Who could say that Jesus is dead? There is not death, but only movement. And on the other side there are some wonderful people waiting for...

Jul 04: Brother David Steindl-Rast, Giving Up is Different From Letting Someone Down (7143 reads)
as they say. We can laugh about it, but it goes deep. The letting go is a real death, a real dying; it costs us an enormous amount of energy, the price, as it were, which life exa...

Jan 04: Martin Luther King Jr., I Have Decided to Stick With Love (30065 reads)
have not love, your charity means nothing. You may even give your body to be burned and die the death of a martyr, and your spilt blood may be a symbol of honor for generations yet unborn,...

Oct 26: Paul Fleischman, Death is Life's Door (16612 reads)
/> Sitting enabled me to see, and compelled me to acknowledge, the role that death had already played, and still continues to play, in my life. Every living creature knows that ...

Aug 17: Bonnie Rose, Choosing Suffering over Safety (9257 reads)
and loss, or her longing to see me find a life that would blossom. We didn’t mention how death would assassinate that joy for her or how death would rob me of the pleasure of...

Jul 20: Eranda Jayawickreme, Effects of Adversity (9504 reads)
conflict to talk with war survivors. During our travels, we heard heartbreaking stories of death, rape, injury, and loss. One young woman who remained positive and upbeat throughout our...

Jul 13: Thich Nhat Hanh, Call Me by My True Names (69241 reads)
to cry, in order to fear and to hope. The rhythm of my heart is the birth and death of all that are alive. I am the mayfly metamorphosing on the surface of the riv...

Mar 02: Anat Vaughan-Lee, Returning to the Language of Life (40253 reads)
of a seed is unimaginable. Within it lies the mystery of time, the cycle of the seasons and of death and rebirth. It possesses both masculine and feminine qualities which are in constant...

Dec 22: George Saunders, Kindness Includes Everything (18642 reads)
of Nebraska and low-hanging clouds and, you know, other people), and (3) we’re permanent (death is real, o.k., sure – for you, but not for me). Now, we don’t r...

Nov 24: Brother David Steindl-Rast, A Pledge For Grateful Living (11907 reads)
/> by observing that fighting violence by violence  leads to more violence and death and, thus, to foster life by acting non-violently. In thanksgivin...

Nov 17: Kosi, Who are you, really? (12039 reads)
of who you are does not come and go. It is present before birth, throughout a lifetime, and after death. To discover the truth of who you are is not only possible, it is your birthright....

Oct 27: Elizabeth Lesser, Don't Go Back to Sleep (20291 reads)
the mythical phoenix bird who remains awake through the fires of change, rises from the ashes of death, and is reborn into his most vibrant and enlightened self. I’ve tried bot...

Oct 06: Eckhart Tolle, The Place That is Free of Suffering (18340 reads)
/> That happened to me. I was just that close to suicide and then something else happened-a death of the sense of self that lived through identifications, identifications with my story,...

Sep 22: Ram Dass, Suffering Leads to Grace (13605 reads)
a movie and when they came home their house had burned down and their three children had burned to death. Three, five and seven. And she is Mexican Catholic and he is a Caucasian...

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