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We Need to Talk – Part 2

23 Weeks to the Election

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In All

Share Lord, so close at hand and so concrete,let me savor You at length,in all that quickens and all that fills to overflowing,in all that penetrates and all that envelops –in sweetness of scent, in light, and love, and space. —Teilhard de Chardin in Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours by Teilhard de Chardin, Kathleen Deignan (ed.), Libby Osgood (ed.)

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You Alone

Share You, and You aloneare the entire and proper object of our love.You, and You aloneare the creative energy that fathoms the secrets of our heartsand the mystery of our growth.By You, and You alone, our souls are awakened. —Teilhard de Chardin in Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours by Teilhard de Chardin, Kathleen Deignan (ed.), Libby Osgood (ed.)

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Zest for Being

Share The Universe stimulates the “zest for being,”and provides the nourishmentwhich are transformed into love of God.This process is extremely clear:Heaven cannot dispense with Earth. —Teilhard de Chardin in Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours by Teilhard de Chardin, Kathleen Deignan (ed.), Libby Osgood (ed.)

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The One Heart

Share The earth’s crust has not yet stopped heavingand plunging under our feet.Mountain ranges are still being thrust up on the horizon.Granites are still growing under the continental masses.Nor has the organic world ceased to produce new budsAt the tips of its countless branches. Grace is the sap which, rising in the one trunk,spreads through all the veinsits obedience to the pulsations of the one heart. —Teilhard de Chardin in Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours by Teilhard de Chardin, Kathleen Deignan (ed.), Libby Osgood (ed.)

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Never Stopped

Share The fact is that creation has never stopped. The creative act is one huge continual gesture, drawn out over the totality of time. It is still going on; and, incessantly even if imperceptibly, the world is constantly emerging a little farther above nothing-ness. Through the whole breadth and depth of the cosmos, it is in truth the divine action that still molds us, as it molded the clay on the first day of creation. —Teilhard de Chardin in Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours by Teilhard de Chardin, Kathleen Deignan (ed.), Libby Osgood (ed...

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How Mindful Journaling Can Help Your Daily Practice

This article is independently researched and written by the Mindful editors. However, we may earn revenue or commission upon purchase of products mentioned and/or linked within the article. Journaling is a simple and versatile tool that’s been shown to boost mental, emotional, and even physical well-being. As part of a regular mindfulness routine, mindful journaling can be a wonderful companion to activities like meditation, breathwork, gratitude practices, or daily affirmations. Let’s explore five main benefits of mindful journaling, along wit...

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How Shame Keeps Us Hostage to Racism

Welcome to the fourth article in this series on racial healing with mindfulness. With these articles and practices, we are navigating uncomfortable truths about race, racism, and the othering that exists in our very ethnocentric mainstream culture. Together, we’re working toward a more compassionate, kind world, which starts with looking inward. You can find the previous articles of this series here: Please send your questions about racial healing and mindfulness to [email protected] and they may be answered in a future article. The foundation ...

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Mighty Nature

Share Mighty nature is at work for us;she has made it her business to look to the future,to be the guide, to make the decisions,and all we have to do is to surrender ourselvesto her guidance. —Teilhard de Chardin in Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours by Teilhard de Chardin, Kathleen Deignan (ed.), Libby Osgood (ed.)

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Make Us One

Share This bread, our toil,is of itself, I know,but an immense fragmentation;this wine, our pain,is no more, I know,than a draught that dissolves. Yet in the very depths of this formless massYou have implanted a desire, irresistible, hallowing,which makes us cry out,believer and unbeliever alike:Lord, make us one! —Teilhard de Chardin in Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours by Teilhard de Chardin, Kathleen Deignan (ed.), Libby Osgood (ed.)

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With All Your Might

Share By virtue of the Creation and, still more, of the Incarnation,nothing here below is profanefor those who know how to see.On the contrary, everything is sacred. Try, with God’s help,to perceive the connection –even physical and natural –which binds your laborwith the building of the kingdom of heaven. Try to realize that heaven itself smiles upon youand, through your works, draws you to itself;remain with only one feeling,that of continuing to immerse yourself in God. If your work is dull or exhausting,take refuge in the inexhaustible and ...

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To Whom the Earth Kneels

Share The God for whom our century is waiting must be: as vast and mysterious as the Cosmosas immediate and all-embracing as Lifeas linked to our effort as Humankind A God who made the World less mysterious or smaller,or less important to usthan our heart and reason show it to be,that God, less beautiful than the God we await –will never more be the One to whom the Earth kneels. —Teilhard de Chardin in Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours by Teilhard de Chardin, Kathleen Deignan (ed.), Libby Osgood (ed.)

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God is Within

Share In every context, try harder to lose yourself in God – so completely that you no longer even want to know whether you are doing much or little in this world – your sole happiness being the feeling that God is within you, at the beginning and the end of every desire and every act. —Teilhard de Chardin in Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours by Teilhard de Chardin, Kathleen Deignan (ed.), Libby Osgood (ed.)

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Spiritual Quotation

Share We are not simply nurslings rocked and suckled by Mother Earth. Like children who have grown up, we must learn to walk by ourselves and give active help to the mother who bore us. —Teilhard de Chardin, Teilhard de Chardin: A Book of Hours by Teilhard de Chardin, Kathleen Deignan (ed.), Libby Osgood (ed.)

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Spiritual Quotation

Created beings must

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A 12-Minute Meditation for Self-Compassion and Loving-Kindness

Freepik | upklyak Today, I invite you to immerse yourself in a self-compassion and loving-kindness meditation. This practice is designed to soothe the nervous system and cultivate self-compassion through deep relaxation and warm, gentle affirmations. We’ll begin with some mindful breathing, and then, as we ease into a state of calm, the practice transitions into a loving-kindness meditation where we’ll repeat phrases of compassion and kindness towards ourselves.  The intention of this practice is to help you replace self-criticism with kindness...

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Making Room

Share “Lady Gaga came to our Harlem drop-in center early the next afternoon, arriving with her mother, Cynthia, and two huge SUVs packed with gifts. Again, the kids had no idea what was about to unfold … “The next few hours were an extravaganza. First Gaga, her mother, and her assistants organized the huge piles of scarves, hats, socks, and makeup, handing them out to all the individual youths, some of whom continued crying, while others held up their phones to film the spectacle. As she handed out the gifts, many of the youths stammered out co...

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Making Room

Share Carl Siciliano is my friend and the founder of the Ali Forney Center — which is probably the largest organization in the world serving unhoused, homeless LGBTQ youth. Here, Carl finally tells the story of how the Forney Center came into being and how its work has changed lives. Carl says it clearly and plainly in the prologue: “This book is about homeless queer youth. It’s about the terrible harm done to them when our eyes, and policies, are blinded to their human value. It’s about the love and protection that should be every child’s birt...

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Thank You, God

Share In an anxious world, nothing will bring us closer to sanity than gratefulness, which is, as Br. David Steindl-Rast puts it, an embrace of life's great fullness. This embrace can go as far as appreciating an opportunity to help amid a crisis or as near as thanks for sunshine and family. Those nearby aspects of gratefulness — naturally the best place to start with young children — are exactly what this inspiring board book offers. It's made up of brief, lyrical prayers of thanks for sunrise, family and friends, the beauties of the natural w...

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The Greatest Evil Is War

Share Chris Hedges presents this heart-rending, horrifying, humbling account as only a true prophet can, speaking the truth without bowing to the mighty. Hedges' credibility comes not only from his war-journalism background — he spent two decades as a war correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans and contributed to The New York Times coverage of global terrorism that received a 2002 Pulitzer Prize — but also from his role as a Presbyterian minister who teaches courses to prisoners earning their college degrees. ...

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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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