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Make Your Mark, Make a Difference

Share Quizard: If I Were a Dog "1. If I were a working dog, I would rather:A) Perform tricks to get your attentionB) Sniff out explosives to keep you safeC) Provide snuggles to deliver comfortD) Carry messages across a war zone "2. I'd be the kind of canine that wants to:A) Steer you a certain way by pulling my leashB) Deter thieves by guarding buildingsC) Keep your feet warm by sleeping on themD) Be certain you know where my territory lies by peeing on fire hydrants "3. I might be the pooch that likes to:A) Make sure you notice me by jumping u...

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Judaism Is About Love

Share “The fact that a commitment to loving kindness is not uniquely Jewish is an extremely good thing, since there are very few Jews and a tremendous amount of suffering in the world. The more communities and worldviews that advocate and inculcate love manifested as kindness, the better. But more than that: something does not need to be uniquely Jewish in order to be authentically Jewish. “Kindness is at the very core of Judaism’s vision of the good life. If only we taught and embodied that message with everything we have, and if other religio...

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Judaism Is About Love

Share This will probably be the most important Jewish book to publish this year or even in the last few. Its message is essential, important for a Christian-centric world that seems to perceive the Christian tradition as all about love, while considering Judaism to be about law and justice. Shai Held — with a PhD from Harvard and rabbinic ordination through the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York — is one of the most articulate rabbis and scholars in North America today. It is a long book: 400 pages of text followed by 130 pages of notes. I...

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Like So

Share In Just So, Ruth Forman and Raissa Figueroa have matched their formidable talents to brings us a book that with spare, simple words expresses the fullness of love. What could be greater? Ruth Forman is an acclaimed poet and author currently teaching at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. Her long list of awards includes the Barnard New Women Poets Prize, The PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Award, the National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book Award, and recognition by The American Library Association. Th...

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Radiant

Share “When Keith looked at the blank panel, he saw only a big, clean blackboard asking to be brought to life with white chalk. So, he quickly resolved to be aboveground and buy some. At the time, white Magic Markers were popular with graffiti artists, yet Keith knew that black matte paper would absorb the marker, and he would not achieve the tactile, sharp, crisp white line he was imagining. “The chalk was crumbly and broke easily, yet he soon discovered the answer to this technical problem when he moved on to low-dust Crayola Chalk: '50 cents...

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Radiant

Share This biography of American pop culture icon and artist Keith Haring is inspiring, even if you don’t remember who Haring was. He shined brightly but briefly in the 1980s, predominantly from the East Village of New York City, as a modern cartoon and graffiti artist of the people. Haring got his start by tagging dumpsters, police barricades, subway maps, and the like with images that were quickly favored and loved by ordinary New Yorkers: barking dogs, nuclear reactors, and most of all, crawling babies. The crawling baby — which is today ava...

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Uncovering Your Racial Bias: Mindfulness Practices for Growth and Healing

Welcome to the second article of our series on mindfulness for racial healing by Tovi Scruggs-Hussein. You can read the first article of the series here.  If you have questions please send them to [email protected] and we may include them in a future Q&A article with Tovi’s response. In my first year as a teacher, I distinctly remember the moment I looked around my classroom on the first day of school, as all teachers do to assess their circumstance, and remember what I told myself about what I saw. There were lots of Brown and Black studen...

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A Month of Eckhart

Share “Within each of us is a divine treasure, and if we hope to discover itwe need to go deep into the heart of who we are.” “To find that treasure requires that we work like a wood carverwho does not work by adding but by cutting away, removing what is roughto reveal what shimmers from within.”— Meister Eckhart We invite you to join Jon M. Sweeney, S&P’s Contributing Editor for Books and New Media, for a month of discovery with Meister Eckhart. This unique medieval Christian mystic (1260 – 1329) was also a philosopher, feminist, preacher,...

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Reframing - 2024

Share Are you interested in mining the meaning of your experiences? Do you believe that your failures and mistakes provide a chance to transform your days? Have you discovered that one of life's many saving graces is the ability to see misfortunes as blessings in disguise? We invite you to join us for this 21-day program on the spiritual practice of reframing. With a worldwide community, we will share the adventure of mind-training. This practice offers you opportunities: to change and growto see how every person and event you encounter is a sp...

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Reimagining Your Mid-life Journey

This article is independently written and researched by the author, and created in support of a paid partnership between Mindful and Winona. Most of us carry limiting beliefs in our heads about midlife and menopause that have simply been passed down and that often aren’t even true. Beliefs like: I’m too old.Nothing works for me.My best days are behind me.I just have to live with (fill in the blank).I’ll never feel better. When we’re really going through it, it can be easy to slip into a personal cave of limiting beliefs that can conspire to kee...

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Halting the Spiral: Navigating Repetitive Thought Patterns

Understanding how to stop negative thinking from spiraling out of control is a crucial tool for anyone navigating feelings of anxiety. Many of us have been there before: stuck in a thought loop where negative thinking and anxious thoughts keep replaying and intensifying, stressing us out, or potentially leading to a panic attack. The key players in this downward spiral are distorted thinking patterns, emotional triggers, and negative self-talk. Distorted Thinking Patterns: Imagine distorted thinking as believing things are much worse than they ...

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Reframing - 2024

Share Are you interested in mining the meaning of your experiences? Do you believe that your failures and mistakes provide a chance to transform your days? Have you discovered that one of life's many saving graces is the ability to see misfortunes as blessings in disguise? We invite you to join us for this 21-day program on the spiritual practice of reframing. With a worldwide community, we will share the adventure of mind-training. This practice offers you opportunities: to change and growto see how every person and event you encounter is a sp...

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Allah Loves...

Share Omar Suleiman is a Palestinian American from New Orleans, Louisiana, an imam, scholar, social justice activist, public speaker, and author. He is an adjunct professor of Islamic studies and member of the Ethics Center Advisory Board at Southern Methodist University in University Park, Texas. He is also the founder and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. While Oman Suleiman is well-known for his public speaking and activism, he is the author of numerous books providing religious instruction, such as Prayers of the Pious...

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Loving Allah

Share We ask Allah to make us amongst those who love and are loved for His sake and who are all brought together by loving Him and being loved by Him and that are shaded by His glory on the Day of Judgement because of His love for us and our love for Him. Āmīn. —Omar Suleiman in Allah Loves...

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A Prayer for Strength

Share We ask Allah to make us strong in every way possible -- in our faith, in our bodies, our spirits and our minds, intellect, knowledge, our resilience, and all of the things that are implied within the Hadīth and we ask Allah to allow us to use these strengths for things that are good.Āmīn. —Omar Suleiman in Allah Loves...

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Serving Allah

Share We ask Allah to make us beloved to Him and to allow us to serve Him by serving other people and to make us the channels of rahmah (mercy) and generosity and benevolence in people’s lives and that He uses us for good all the time and not deprive us of it. Āmīn. —Omar Suleiman in Allah Loves...

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Protection from Being Unjust

Share We ask Allah first and foremost to protect us from being unjust to other people, to protect us from being complacent about injustice when it is apparent to us, to protect us from doing iniquitous things, and from judging in a way that’s faulty when we find parties being swayed by some other interests. We ask Allah to not judge us by His justice on the Day of Judgement but to judge us by His Mercy. Āmīn. —Omar Suleiman in Allah Loves...

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Trust in Allah

A practice for trusting love.

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Practicing Fusion Politics with the Poor People's Campaign

34 Weeks to Election Day

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The Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2023


Share Each year we see hundreds of movies and review those we can recommend to you as good companions for your spiritual journey. When we call a film "spiritually literate" we mean that it is a good illustration of one of the practices in the Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy. In the sidebar coding on our review, you'll see what we have identified as the film's strengths. We encourage you to see these movies in the theater or via DVD or a streaming service. Click on the links to read the full reviews. 20 Days in MariupolDirected by Mstyslav Cherno...

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About TAO of Light

Yoga is a practice for everyone because it meets you exactly where you are in the present moment. From beginner students to advanced yogis and everything in between, Tao of Light Yoga welcomes everybody at all levels of their journey. There is a place for everyone inside our studio and it is our goal to make each and every student feel at home. It is your time on your mat that is important to us. We, at Tao of Light, will create a space that provides modern comfort for an ancient practice. As both a yoga studio and a sangha, we honor the tradition of the practice while respecting the diversity and individual beliefs of our students.

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