Our Souls in Service

Our Souls in Service

Physician and teacher Rachel Naomi Remen invites readers to a deeper commitment to soul and service: It often seems that the problems in the world are large and overwhelming and there are limits to what we can accomplish as a single person or even as a single group....
A glimmer of hope for education in Israel

A glimmer of hope for education in Israel

In one of his blessings, Pierre writes “All over the world, there are millions of people who serve in silence, who do good around them, who sow seeds of love and compassion, unheralded and infinitely modest about their achievements. However, they are the glue that...
Don’t give in to gloom and doom

Don’t give in to gloom and doom

No, I won’t give in to gloom and doom.My power is laughter, joy, the awareness that something greater vibrates behind the media and the world’s dramas.No, I’m not a better person if I suffer with those who suffer.No, I’m not a bad person if I...
Say NO to Compassion Fatigue!

Say NO to Compassion Fatigue!

There is a great difference between sympathy (from the Greek sym-, with – and pathein-, to suffer, i.e., to suffer with) and compassion. With compassion, one’s heart goes out to others to uplift and console them, strengthen them and express the deepest caring for...
The Prayer of Yes

The Prayer of Yes

by Bunny McBride, from her book Earthshine: Gifts of Reflected Light There is a life force within your soul;seek that life.There is a gem in the mountain of your body;seek that mine.~ Rumi Some years ago, darkness came over me like a lunar eclipse. It began in the...