Tag Archives: altruism

Anne Lamott on Responding to current challenges

  More compassion and wisdom from Anne Lamott, for our U.S. readers, and all of us feeling fear and grief about some of what is happening in our world. Here’s the text, for those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links:- … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', abuse, Anne Lamott, beauty, boundaries, core conditions, creativity, cultural questions, empowerment, encounter, ethics, fear, gratitude, grief, interconnection & belonging, kindness & compassion, love, meaning, mindfulness, natural world, perception, physical being, power and powerlessness, presence, resilience, sadness & pain, shadow, trauma, trust, values & principles, vulnerability, wonder | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Walt Whitman on being a poem

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue … Continue reading

Posted in autonomy, beauty, creativity, embodiment, empowerment, human condition, meaning, spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Being a Good Ancestor, our Interconnection, & the Land

Click on the link to visit Greenpeace USA on Facebook, for a beautiful and moving (and heartbreaking) short film about a woman living in an area subject to fracking, in the U.S. This is very relevant here too. The government … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', awakening, communication, compassion, cultural questions, ecological, ecological issues, empathy, ethics, interconnection & belonging, kindness & compassion, loss, love, natural world, non-conforming, objectification, paradigm shift, power and powerlessness, sadness & pain, sustainability, trauma, violence, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oriah Mountain Dreamer on meeting weariness of spirit

This Facebook post from Oriah Mountain Dreamer feels like an important one, for any of us experiencing dips into despair, overwhelm and lassitude at the state of our world, and the apparent immensity of the task for those of us … Continue reading

Posted in consciousness, creativity, cultural questions, Disconnection, empowerment, encounter, fear, meaning, mindfulness, natural world, Oriah Mountain Dreamer, paradigm shift, perception, power and powerlessness, presence, resilience, sadness & pain, self, spirituality, trauma, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thomas Merton on love & empathy

“To love another as a person we must begin by granting him his own autonomy and identity as a person. We have to love him for what he is in himself, and not for what he is to us. We … Continue reading

Posted in Brent Potter, communication, congruence, core conditions, cultural questions, empathy, encounter, human condition, identity, interconnection & belonging, love, presence, relationship, self, therapeutic growth, therapeutic relationship, Thomas Merton, transformation, unconditional positive regard | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wetiko: Energy, Domination and Human Societies – Martin Kirk

Wetiko: Energy, Domination and Human Societies This forms part of series of posts about cultural questions, and paradigm shift. Click on the link for Martin’s fascinating article. ‘Wetiko’ is an indigenous term, used in this context to refer to modern … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', accountability, awakening, cognitive, compassion, compulsive behaviour, consciousness, creativity, cultural questions, Disconnection, ecological, ecological issues, empathy, encounter, ethics, external locus, healing, human condition, identity, interconnection & belonging, James Hillman, natural world, objectification, paradigm shift, perception, political, presence, reality, relationship, self, self concept, shadow, spirituality, sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

John O’Donohue – Easter Blessing

It can be hard at times not to become overwhelmed by personal pain, the pain of those we love, and the pain in – and of – our world. And, in that overwhelm, to move into anger, despair, destructive actions. Today, John’s … Continue reading

Posted in 'evil', acceptance, awakening, compassion, consciousness, core conditions, creativity, cultural questions, dying, ethics, good, gratitude, grief, healing, human condition, immanence, interconnection & belonging, John O'Donohue, kindness & compassion, loss, love, meaning, perception, photographs & pictures, presence, relationship, sadness & pain, shadow, spirituality, surrender, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment