Election Day in the United States is upon us, and we are surely facing unprecedented emotions and possibilities. No matter who “wins,” we are also facing exceptional opportunities; there is much to be done to heal our communities and country, and to help shape a world for which all people can be truly grateful. Given this, we offer some resources here to soothe, engage, and inspire you during election week, and to help us all “keep hope alive” in the times ahead…
A Vision for the World
“Imagine a country whose citizens—maybe even its leaders—are brave, calm, and open towards each other; a country whose people realize that all human beings belong together as one family and must act accordingly; a country guided by Common Sense.” A timely re-visit to Br. David’s vision for our world…
A helpful practice that helps us discover what it’s like to sink into a moment, to savor it, to allow our senses to relax and release into whatever we are encountering…
How you Can Find the Good in a Nasty Election Cycle
Learn about “moral distress” and how “it calls for heartfulness—the courage to stay engaged, with an open heart and a determination to hold onto your faith in what connects us.” The Greater Good Science Center offers three strategies for transforming moral distress into moral courage, moral elevation, and compassion…
A poem by Joan Casey — gentle wisdom for turbulent times.
“Turn off the t.v.
Unplug the phone
How to Live Beyond This Election
This political season has surfaced our need to re-imagine and re-weave the very meaning of common life and common good. In this “On Being” conversation, Krista Tippett takes a long, nourishing view of the challenge and promise of this moment with former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey and interfaith visionary Eboo Patel…
Light a Candle
We invite you to the practice of lighting a candle; connecting you to inner stillness and to a global community. Sometimes, when it seems there is nothing left to do, lighting a candle can help bring a sense of peace to difficult moments and can bring energy to a vision or intention that we set…
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