Continuing the daily themes for peacemakers, today’s peace practice is: Sharing for Peace Today, share your practice of peacemaking with two people. Give them this information and invite them to begin the daily practice. As more of us participate in […]
Continuing the daily themes for peacemakers, today’s peace practice is: Creating for Peace Today, come up with at least one creative idea to resolve a conflict, either in your personal life or your family circle or among friends. If you […]
The urgency that anyone feels, or doesn’t feel, about the 2008 election rests on the issue of waking up. Over two-thirds of Americans tell pollsters that the country is on the wrong track. Dissatisfaction with government is rife. Looming crises […]
Continuing the daily themes for peacemakers, today’s peace practice is: Acting for Peace Today is the day to help someone in need: A child, a sick person, an older or frail person. Help can take many forms. Tell yourself, ” […]
In light of International Peace Day, I want to share with you seven techniques for developing peace consciousness.
Continuing the daily themes for peacemakers, today’s peace practice is: Speaking for Peace Today, the purpose of speaking is to create happiness in the listener. Have this intention: Today every word I utter will be chosen consciously. I will refrain […]
An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: John McCain and Sarah Palin say it’s time to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Do you agree? What is […]
Continuing the week-long practices for peace, today’s theme for peacemakers is: Feeling for Peace This is the day to experience the emotions of peace. The emotions of peace are compassion, understanding, and love. Compassion is the feeling of shared suffering. […]
Continuing the weeklong practices for peace, today’s theme for peacemakers is: Thinking for Peace Thinking has power when it is backed by intention. Today, introduce the intention of peace in your thoughts. Take a few moments of silence, then repeat […]
War is the plague that human beings bring upon themselves. It is also a plague we might be able to end. On any given day since you and I were born, some part of the world has been at war-in […]
An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: Are the economy’s recent financial failures also moral failures? Are credit and debt religious issues? Do you have faith in the economy? Money lies closer to […]
“Running out of time,” “losing track of time”–we talk about time as if it were a finite object. But time is a psychological event. What do you think?
My post a few weeks ago on Sarah Palin acting as Barack Obama’s psychological shadow triggered a lot of people. I thought it would be worthwhile to talk about how one deals with the shadow once it breaks out and […]
I was just watching a report about the children of the victims on 9/11 reading the names of those who died on that terrible day. I was so impressed that they were so poignant – a boy who looked about […]
Sitting with my American-Chinese-Indian grandson I realized he is the face of the “new world.” We are going through a wonderful transition and going beyond our narrow ethnic and nationalistic boundaries.
The race has changed, now what? All reports indicate that the Obama camp is rife with confusion about where they stand in the face of the meteoric rise of Sarah Palin and John McCain’s ability to bring the Republican Party […]
An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin recently suggested that a gas pipeline is “God’s will” and the Iraq war is “a task that is from God.” Are […]
Should Oprah have Sarah Palin on her show? Oprah Winfrey this year did something she has never done before. She used her celebrity status to promote Obama as a presidential candidate. Oprah’s support undoubtedly brought him incredible exposure. Todays controversy […]
While I was waiting to leave for the airport, I started to think about how our emotional exchanges with others regulate our emotional and biological states.
An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: Women are not allowed to become clergy in many conservative religious groups. Is it hypocritical to think that a woman can lead a nation and not […]
Back to school this year resulted in tears – mommy tears. For me, it began with the closet cleaning to get rid of old clothes and stock up on new ones. Each outfit we packed up brought so many memories […]