Archive | December, 2017

Monika Martyn | Dance through the funk

Dawn fingered in through the window and gently prodded Stella into waking. She blinked and turned toward the face of dawn, shining in her muted light of blue, to get a better look. She could tell from its pale light that morning had eclipsed the long night and was winning. As always, the tender— yet subtle light in the sky matched her soul and urged Stella to rise. Dawn symbolized […]

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No irredeemable people | An interview with Sita Lozoff

Sita Lozoff is the spiritual director of Human Kindness Foundation, whose primary work is the Prison-Ashram Project. The project encourages incarcerated men and women to use their time in prison for spiritual growth, as if they were living in an ashram.  Sita and her late husband, Bo, began the Prison-Ashram Project in 1973, as part of spiritual leader Ram Dass’s Hanuman Foundation. In 1987 they founded Human Kindness Foundation to continue the work. Over the last […]

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Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich | Poems on forgiveness

FORGIVENESS              — for my father Thinking about you— I want to cry and cringe. You are so unfair And unaware of the things You do—-how you had Cut the chords that connected us Like falling from an airplane Without a parachute— Something you’d seen In the Marine Corps And I don’t want to crash and burn— Become a monument to a tumultuous time. But […]

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Forgiveness | MOON Shine

“Imagine a world filled with individuals willing both to apologize and to accept an apology. Is there any problem that could not be solved among people who possessed the humility and largeness of spirit and soul to do either—or both—when needed?” – Gordon B. Hinckley “Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person’s throat.” – William Paul Young “As I walked out the door toward […]

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