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Make Earth Sacred Again

Imagine living where people revered Earth, not money. A world where people spend days restoring wetlands or growing food, and being happy to do it. Imagine a world where helping others, both human and nonhuman, was a prime motivation. That may sound impossible, but religions have transformed the world before. Continue reading

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Listening to Bees

When I first approach the trees, I don’t see many bees around them. But the longer I watch quietly, the more bees I see. Soon, I’m amazed by how many there are. I think all life is like those bees. If we take the time to observe quietly, we will be thrilled by how much there is to see, hear, touch, taste and feel. Continue reading

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You May Be Privileged

You may be privileged
If animals and plants
Give you their bodies
Each day, to feed your body. Continue reading

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Beyond Gratitude

Sometimes a feeling comes
Beyond gratitude. Blown away
Overwhelmed by the bounty I’ve been given
Without guilt for those who do not have
In delight, like a saint on the street Continue reading

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How One Good Deed Led To Six More

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  Edith Wharton Continue reading

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Who Would You Be Without Yourself?

Freedom is often a question of letting go of the stories that chain us down. Continue reading

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Midnight in the Imperial City

The walls of the imperial city look magnificent
Impenetrable, eternal, stronger than God.
But look closer; they are only video images
Projected on tattered cotton screens. Continue reading

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When Can We Stop

It shouldn’t be automatic that you’ll bear any burden and pay any price to extend life. Nobody lives forever. Continue reading

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How I Became Oppressed

“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you see your liberation as bound up with mine, let us work together.” Lilla Watson, Aboriginal activist Continue reading

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Revolution of the Heart

People are freeing their minds from the nightmare conspiracies that corporate media pass off as reality. They cannot stop our compassion or our wrath. Continue reading

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