Only if we become calm as earth, fluid as water, and blazing as fire
will we be able to rise to the task of peacemaking. ~ Br. David Steindl-Rast
Grateful living invites us to show up for a peaceful and sustainable future. In this way of life, every thought and action we take matters. We co-create our present and future in each moment, whether it is a warm response to a stranger seeking directions; the consciousness we bring to the purchases we make; or a lifelong involvement in improving life for others.
Living in greater alignment with our most deeply held values supports our path of co-creation. And intentionality supports us in tending to that which we value most deeply, emboldening us to actively proclaim that which we care about and take a stand for it. We can make these declarations privately or publicly. Becoming truly intentional about something allows us to lean in when we find ourselves presented with challenging choices or called upon to show up with great fullness of heart.
REGISTRATION FOR THIS PRACTICE IS NOW CLOSED
We will be offering additional practices later this winter. In the meantime, we invite you to explore these Thanksgiving offerings:
With grateful hearts, and in our shared values,
It is within my own heart that I must recognize fear, agitation, coldness, alienation, blind anger and the impulse to retaliation. Here in my heart I can turn fear into courageous trust, agitation into stillness, confusion into clarity, isolation into a sense of belonging, alienation into love, and irrational reaction into Common Sense. The creative intelligence of gratefulness will suggest to each one of us how to go about this task. ~ Br. David Steindl-Rast
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We invite you to experience six blessings in this short, meditative video from Brother David: