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Brock Travis

Brock Travis, Ph.D. | Trauma to peace

Several years ago a very nice lady called me on my way out of the house, “We want you to teach mindfulness for veterans.” I said, “You know, I’m not clinical anymore.” She said, “I know, I read your website.” I said, “You know, it’s spiritual now.” She said, “I know, I read your website.” I said, “Who did you say you were with?” She said, “The VA.” I said, “Veterans […]

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Margaret Wheatley | Warriors for the human spirit

Warriors for the human spirit are leaders and activists brave enough to resist using fear and aggression to accomplish their work. Instead they train with discipline and confidence to develop the skillful means of compassion and insight. They aspire to use their influence and power to offer sane and life-affirming responses in this time of constant threats to the human spirit.  And they train as a community that continues well […]

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Colin Beavan | Beyond pragmatic pacifism

I used to be what I called a “pragmatic pacifist.” That is, I got to be outraged about the very principle of military force when I didn’t agree with its use and got to shrug my shoulders and be a “pragmatist” when I did. Take, for example, the recent U.S. dropping of the “Mother of All Bombs” in Afghanistan—I felt outrage—and the “surgical strike” in Syria to deter the future use of baby-killing chemical weapons—I […]

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Madi Williamson | Compassion through action

Saturday, May 21, 2016 Chalkidona, Greece I haven’t posted in a while, because I have been a bit too busy and overwhelmed. I am re-posting this part because I’m still feeling the same way as before: I’m not a hero. None of us are. But we all have something in us that draws us here to care for other human beings. It takes all shapes and sizes but it’s been an amazing thing to […]

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