Awakin Readings Archive (2019)

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Mar 18: Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, Why Busyness Is Actually Modern Laziness (3429 reads)
Action addiction is an advanced sort of laziness. It keeps us busily occupied with tasks. The busier we keep ourselves, the more we avoid being confronted with questions of life and death. As we...

Mar 11: Anthony De Mello, Three Qualities Of Holiness (6439 reads)
True happiness is uncaused. You are happy for no reason at all.  And true happiness cannot be experienced. It is not within the realm of consciousness. So it is with holiness. ...

Mar 04: UB40, Clues On Higher Ground (7660 reads)
Moon and stars sit way up high Earth and trees beneath them lie The wind blows fragrant lullaby To cool the night for you and I On the wing the birds fly free Leviathan tames angry sea The...

Feb 25: Daniel Ingram, Kazoo Player And The Symphony (5320 reads)
Imagine there is a great symphony orchestra in a great concert hall and in front of it, like an absurd comedy act, sits a clearly nervous kazoo player with no music score in front of him. The...

Feb 18: Kazu Haga, It Doesn't Matter If You Believe In It (7187 reads)
Gravity is a universal law of nature. It doesn't matter if you believe in gravity. You are still governed by its laws, and there is no way for you to escape it. The laws of gravity govern human...

Feb 11: Herman Hesse, What I Learned From Trees (8482 reads)
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They...

Feb 04: Chad Dickerson, We Contain Multitudes (6711 reads)
Walt Whitman once wrote, "Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)" It’s possible to be a person with all of a...

Jan 28: Sharon Salzberg, Generosity Helps Us Accept Change (5959 reads)
The aim of practicing generosity is twofold, or else it’s an incomplete experience. The first aim is to free our minds from the conditioned forces that bind and limit us. Craving, clinging...

Jan 21: Subhana Barzaghi , Green Mountains Are Forever Walking (6081 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 to a...

Jan 14: Aylie Baker, Signals Even GPS Cannot Detect (5436 reads)
Returning to the US was always hard for me, in part because I began to notice how GPS technology was eroding what was left of our wayfinding capabilities. In the spring of 2013, I flew from Palau...

Jan 07: Rhonda Fabian, Two Kinds Of Resistance (6393 reads)
The light begins its slow return to places in the North, and today a new year begins. Some people are saying it is already “too late” – climate chaos, species loss, war,...

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