Tag Archives: finding common ground

Reflections about Invented Traditions

Carol A. Hand All of the sacred lifeways of the past that we now revere as traditions were once newly created, seen as divine messages passed on through seers and bodhisattvas around the world throughout human time Visions were given meaning … Continue reading

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Reflections about Learning and Vision

Carol A. Hand Last night before I fell asleep, I did what I usually do. Solved a cryptogram puzzle or two. Often the quotes in the puzzle books are silly, but on rare occasions they inspire deeper reflection like the … Continue reading

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Learning and Celebratory Joy

Carol A. Hand In the bleakest of times with the most mundane tasks transformation is possible It’s what life sometimes asks us to do *** *** Holding focus on celebratory joy opens up sacred heart spaces where deeper lessons are … Continue reading

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Celebrating Possibilities

Carol A. Hand Who would believe it’s possible to witness lives transformed in the span of a mere 2 years by working together on a vision of what could be? Skills, knowledge and lasting bonds are built when everyone shows … Continue reading

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Just connections

by Cynthia Renee Donner What if we wondered what was hijacking our emotions, and holding us in tightly wrapped boxes of fear, shame, anger and distrust sealed by corporate satisfaction and greed; as we’re fed from the roots of oppression. … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Carol A. Hand A gift in the morning worth pondering…   “Our planet is a lonely spark in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come … Continue reading

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Somedays, I Wonder What Is True

Carol A. Hand “Love …. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest … Continue reading

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Crossing Divides

Carol A. Hand   Finding common ground, It’s not as easy as it sounds Just try it once or twice Crossing divides into discomfort and uncertainty Suddenly your attention is heightened Searching intently, listening deeply for clues about how to … Continue reading

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Reflections about Roots and Resistance

Carol A. Hand I want to thank Miriam for her though-provoking reflection about the need for resistance in these times. Her example of the Menominee Tribe’s successful resistance to the policy of tribal termination is inspiring. Her reflection sparked my … Continue reading

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“It’s Not Just What You’re Given”

Carol A. Hand There are those who build walls and gated communities to protect privileges and possessions And there are those who courageously reach out with compassion across borders that divide to ease the suffering of others during desperate times … Continue reading

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