Monthly Archives: November 2015

Nikita and the enduring power of humanity

An elderly man with thin white hair entered the garden. I looked up from my writing at the sound of the oxygen machine hanging in a sling by his side. With the oxygen tube across his face, he smiled gently … Continue reading

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How to open space in our heart to care for the earth

  How can we open the space in our over-burdened, over-worked, and over-scheduled hearts to contemplate the welfare of the earth, and even more ambitiously – how we can give back to the earth?   Last week I wrote about … Continue reading

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The healing power of laying in grass

Last week I wrote about the necessity for putting your own oxygen mask on first. In other words, attend to your own basic needs as a basis for helping others. Over the years I have built in many layers of … Continue reading

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Put your own oxygen mask on first

There is fundamental wisdom in the Buddhist approach: Get yourself in a better place first. Then help others. We see this wisdom reflected in the emergency instructions on an airplane. The flight attendant says, “In case of the loss of cabin … Continue reading

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