may my heart always be open to little birds who are the secrets of living whatever they sing is better than to know and if men should not hear them men are old may my mind stroll about hungry and fearless and thirsty and supple and even if it’s sunday may i be wrong for… Continue reading Cultivating Beginner’s Heart
"If we want to do good, it has to be in our words to the people we live with, and the people that we meet on the street, and the people that we interact with at the stores, and the people we work with. If you want to stop nuclear war, pay attention to your… Continue reading Heart-to-Heart Communication
When we think of safety in schools, bullying often comes to mind. Most (if not all) of us have been bullied and some of us have carried those wounds with us for many years. We’ve also all witnessed bullying in some context or another, which can trigger our own feelings of helplessness, aggression or other defense… Continue reading Compassion for the Bully Campaign
“By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~Confucius Life is paradoxical, yet simple. The two wings of the bird are needed for her to fly high and glide with grace. With just one, she won’t… Continue reading Everyday Enlightenment: Mindfulness + Compassionate Action
Life is paradoxical, yet simple. Mindfulness isn’t enough; we need compassionate action too. Mindfulness, or daily life practice, or being, must be paired with action, with compassion or doing. Hope and fear are also two sides of the same coin. So are attachment and aversion. Life is a matter of precarious balance. Holding on and… Continue reading How to Get Shit Done & Enjoy Your Life.
“Few of us are satisfied with retreating from the world and just working on ourselves. We want our training to manifest and be of benefit. The bodhisattva-warrior, therefore, makes a vow to wake up not just for himself but for the welfare of all beings.” ~ Pema Chodron A Bodhisattva is one whose aspiration is to… Continue reading Seeking: Healers—Inquire Within.