Deep Living Digest // 08.21.2010
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Last night, I attended the wake of the son of a colleague of mine. He (the son) was in his early forties and his death, while natural, was sudden and unexpected. The experience was an important reminder to live each day deeply, embracing all beings, all places and all experiences that allow us to grow within, as Thomas Berry puts it, the Community of Life.
- are you ready to zenergize your life?
- But Will It Make You Happy?
- How to Find Your Light and Thrive
- In Brooklyn Store, Everything is Always 100% Off
Sustainability is the key theme this time around. From our food to our water to our energy. It is undeniable that humans are living beyond their resource means, tipping the natural balance and harmony of this giving Earth. And while small things help put into motion a greater collective change, the reality is we have a long way to go to reach that critical mass of action. All the more reason we must endure and demonstrate great resolve.
- The Zen of Gardening: Six Life Lessons Learned
- Becoming Vegan
- Is Everett Bogue Right?
- The Surprising Hidden Facts Behind the Water We Use Everyday
I’ve recommitted myself to making sure I meditate EVERY day. Maybe you meditate too; or pray; or just find quiet time to relax. What you are doing is not as important as ensuring that you just DO it. Being able to put yourself first in this way is not selfish. Rather, I think sticking to this kind of self-development practice can only benefit others ten-fold. By helping ourselves first, we can help so many others.
- Why You Matter the Most
- The Yoga of Creativity
- The dangers of self-control and how to relax
- Medicine for the World
EDITION EXTRA: Embracing Peace
A number of stories I’ve read of late (like this) has me feeling like humans — and in particular my fellow Americans — are far from realizing the errors of their ways. Many involve politics and religion — two platforms where hatred seems to flow so easily. Anything that involves identifying with one group or ideology over another opens up the door for this kind of behavior. It’s so sad.
Why do humans, driven by culture and ideology, believe that there has to be just ONE way to do everything: to live, to vote, to believe, to love, to just be. It is only when we accept that there can be more than one means to the same end will we ever begin to move forward and realize the change that needs to happen.
- Hate: the act and the person
- Paul Lamb: A Vacation From Violence
- People of diverse faiths pursue a lofty goal in a peace hike up Mt. Baldy