Between Darkness and Joy
Mar17

Between Darkness and Joy

“Somewhere between the dark night and joy lies a place of simple peaceful loving kindness. A place where I rest and lean safely against myself for awhile; a place where I can be in the silence and hold a sacred space for myself; a place where I know and embrace the full spectrum of vulnerability without judging myself; a place where courage and compassion are not actions, but simply states of being; where self-forgiveness gives...

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The Power of Song
Jan22

The Power of Song

Oh, that we hold ourselves to a higher purpose through these trying times. – The song, Finlandia (This Is My Song), was originally written and sung in 1899 as a covert protest against increasing censorship of Finland by the Russian Empire. The lyrics written in 1941 are powerful and speak to the beauty, strength and love of a nation struggling to hold to a higher purpose… Perhaps one of these version will speak to you, as...

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Maya Angelou’s Top 10 Rules For Success
Dec13

Maya Angelou’s Top 10 Rules For Success

She was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She’s best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been considered a defense of Black culture. She’s Maya Angelou and here in video are her Top 10 Rules for Success, and her famous poem, Still I Rise. 1. Just do...

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Sounds of Silence – Then and Now
Oct07

Sounds of Silence – Then and Now

Where were you then. Where are we now? “Sounds of Silence” Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence   In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone ‘Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold...

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Compassion
Mar10

Compassion

People want to be religious, says scholar Karen Armstrong; we should help make religion a force for harmony. She asks the TED community to help build a Charter for Compassion — to restore the Golden Rule as the central global religious doctrine....

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Joy & Gratitude
Mar28

Joy & Gratitude

Debbie from Winter Springs, Florida, knows she needs to be thankful, even in the toughest of times. Watch as spiritual teacher Panache Desai shares why the first step to finding gratitude among challenges is recognizing that life is not punishing you—it’s actually presenting an opportunity Read more: Click here   Vulnerability expert Brene Brown talks about the relationship between joy and gratitude and offers a few tips on...

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Jack Kornfield: The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness
Mar04

Jack Kornfield: The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness

  “Finding a way to extend forgiveness to ourselves is one of our most essential tasks. Just as others have been caught in suffering, so have we. If we look honestly at our life, we can see the sorrows and pain that have led to our own wrongdoing. In this we can finally extend forgiveness to ourselves; we can hold the pain we have caused in compassion. Without such mercy, we will live our own life in exile.”...

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Jack Kornfield: “Turn Your Heart Toward What Is Good”
Dec16

Jack Kornfield: “Turn Your Heart Toward What Is Good”

Best-selling author Jack Kornfield says Buddhist teachings begin with the idea that people are born whole and good, and that later, they can choose to turn back to their innate goodness. Watch Jack explain how to return to your original state of goodness, and hear Oprah name the one thing all humans want to experience. Plus, Jack shares the words from Nelson Mandela that still affect him today. Super Soul Sunday I Invite you...

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The Golden Rule
Aug01

The Golden Rule

“…every single one of the major world traditions has highlighted — has said — and put at the core of their tradition what’s become known as the Golden Rule. First propounded by Confucius five centuries before Christ: “Do not do to others what you would not like them to do to you.” – Karen Armstrong – 2008 Ted...

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