The roots of giving is the awakened heart. If we remain open to the unknown and are willing to decline the seductive call to withdraw, we are free to follow the natural urge to give in even the smallest and most underwhelming ways.
There are specific roots that can be directly cultivated. These roots include the capacity for being present, generosity of spirit, gratitude, loving-kindness and forgiveness.
Johann Hari’s book “Stolen Focus” is a must-read for parents, educators and anyone else who cares about the future. Our ability to be present is slipping away and it may not be what you’d expect.
The only certainty we have is that for something new to emerge, the old must be die. That is the law of nature. It requires we let go of our old way of being – that we surrender our plans, expectations, strategies, stories and give in to the unfolding without resentment.
In August, 1968, the country was still reeling from the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the race riots that followed. A brand new children’s show out of Pittsburgh, which had gone national the previous year, took a different approach.
It is reminding us to keep our egos in check. It is reminding us that no matter how great we think we are or how great others think we are, a virus can bring our world to a standstill.
This photo series by Eric Pickersgill is a powerful visual of how devices have crept into our relationships and how they are impacting our lives.
Your mind is likely thinking, “Wait a minute. What’s the catch?” The only one is that you have to do it. Thinking about helping that elderly person cross the street doesn’t cut it. You have to do it.
Attachment is the deep, lasting bond between a child and caregiver. The nature of the attachment bond, established from the beginning of life, has far-reaching implications for the developing individual over the whole life span.