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Wings: To Live in Peace

I spent a summer in Egypt my senior year of college.  The things I learned have become key to my understanding of Egypt and the Middle East. Egypt has a complicated Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Egyptian identity and is filled with … Continue reading

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Wings: Getting There

Are we there yet?  The age-old cry from children in the back of the car, impatient to reach the intended destination.  Weary, cranky, eager to get this part of the trip over with so that they can get to the … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis: Transforming Community

During a workshop at a recent gathering of Unitarian Universalists, those present were asked to articulate their dream for the world.  I summed up my dream in two words: Radical Relatedness. I dream of a world in which people are radically related … Continue reading

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Ecology: Compassionate Consumption

Waking up this morning, I smile, Twenty four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion. – Thich Nhat Hanh It took twenty-eight years … Continue reading

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Ecology: Compassionate Connection

“We are the children of the Earth and not separate from the soil, the forests, the rivers, and the sky. We share the same destiny.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Much of Western society seems to have adopted the view that … Continue reading

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Birth: of Identity

Throughout our lifetimes we take on many roles.  Often these roles serve to shape the way we live, from our perspectives, to our emotions, to our values. This is a concept with which I am intimately familiar. Sixteen years ago … Continue reading

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Storehouse: Of Compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”  – Dalai Lama Happiness.  This is considered by many to be the meaning of life – reaching happiness.  So we see truth in … Continue reading

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