Empathy towards asylum seekers

A Crack in the Wall of Xenophobia by Ross Gittins, Sydney Morning Herald, February 23, 2011 Attitudes towards asylum seekers may be impervious to rational argument but not to emotion. Scientists used to think that chimpanzees – our close relatives – were a gentle, peace-loving species, until they observed...

Challenge

Taken from Osho, The Perfect Master Vol. 2, pp. 307-311 A little struggle is a must. We become richer through the storms–lightning, thunder and sadness–as well as through joy and happiness. I have heard an ancient parable-must be very ancient because God used to live on the earth in...

Enter

Lyrics by Carmen Pearson.  Lyrics from the Voices of Gaia CD I find the rhythm of the forest, enter into it. Become the breath, become the earth within the breath. I find the rhythm of the ocean, enter into it. Become the wave, become the water within the wave....

Smuggling in Hope

A Story on Beauty Joan Chittister, osb There was a special prison In Uruguay for political prisoners. Here they were not allowed to talk without permission or whistle, smile, sing, walk fast, or greet other prisoners; nor could they make or receive drawings of pregnant women, couples, butterflies, stars...

In the Presence of My Enemy

A Reflection on War and Forgiveness by Ron Kovic.   TruthDig January 20, 2011 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies.  Thou anointest my head with oil. My cup runneth over.  Psalms 23:5 As this, the 43rd anniversary of my wounding in Vietnam approaches, and...

MBTI & the Enneagram

Spiritual Dimensions of the Enneagram within a Developmental Understanding of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator At Enneagram introduction workshops participants are introduced to a methodology for understanding the human journey from compulsivity and sin, to pathways of freedom through our cooperation with Grace.  Click the PDF icons below for the Enneagram...