Welcome | february 2013

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The other night I watched the 1991 feature JFK about the Kennedy assassination. The film’s implications are frightening. While JFK may seem to have little to do with February, with love, relationships, with Black History Month, my thoughts lie in the relationships built and broken. In how events ripple out in waves. In our need […]

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  “We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.” – Malcolm X –  An African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist

five ways to lead with love

"always love" in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. copyright 2009. angel Kyodo williams

The vitriol and sheer negativity of some rabid conservative agendas feel like they drag us into contraction and smallness…Paradoxically, it’s only the expansive power of love that can lead us into a politic of inspiration. But how do we, especially in the face of great challenge and a fierce push to fight fire with fire, truly lead with love?

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Carlos Castenada

“All paths lead nowhere, so it is important to choose a path that has heart.” Carlos Castaneda, anthropologist & author

february 2012

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Loves Self Reflective Test This article, by yoga teacher Kino MacGregor, focuses on the challenges and practice of finding love, sharing love and maintaining a healthy self-awareness while giving yourself freely. Kino MacGregor is one of a select group of people to receive certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois […]

Love & Money | Fetzer Institute

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Fetzer Institute provides funds for projects that support forgiveness, love, and compassion and that make a profound impact on people’s lives. “[They] seek to understand the motivations and preconditions of exemplary cases of love and forgiveness in the world. From these examples, [they] develop projects to grow an even greater awareness of love and forgiveness in […]

The Art of Conscious Relationship

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Robert Gass (Rockwood Leadership Institute) and Judith Gass give us a chance to consider how to be more mindful about our relationships. They say “Relationships are the mirror to our most truthful behavior.”

A Taste of King’s Truth

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“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

and justice for all

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Start the movement toward dismantling punitive justice and discovering the justice that comes from love: What is it that we have to see? What do we have to deconstruct? What are we holding onto that it’s time to dismantle in our own hearts so that we can create more space for real justice? This is justice that arises, not out of a sense of punishment, but out of a sense of love, justice that serves and embodies love. Not justice that is confused and mistaken for punishment.

this is our time

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  Though it may seem hard to discern through the economic debris that is still falling, that so many of us are picking through the pieces of, this is our time. For far too long we have labored for justice and lurched towards change with far too little resources, too little cohesion, too few wins […]

radical relationship

radical-relationship

Whether you consider it a commercial fabrication designed to use our tender hearts to draw money from our tender wallets or a genuine 1500-year old tradition of expressing courtly love, Valentine’s Day gets us to thinking about Relationship. Its no wonder we have an increasingly commitment-phobic culture given that relationship has been associated with martyrdom […]