by Sara, from Institute of HeartMath
Cross-posted from www.Care2.com
It is said kindness is its own reward; it is love in action. But did you also know that kindness is also joy fulfilled?
We devote great effort and time to the pursuit of joy.Those who show kindness on the journey of life soon learn it is one of the best ways to experience true joy...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan:Compassion, gratitude, care and appreciation are all manifestations of kindness. Share some kindness today and every day. Joy naturally arises in its presence, a gift to both the giver and the receiver...indulge yourself!
Here’s a great example of one woman’s artistic expression of the new cosmology. I first met Betty-Ann at a retreat about the new cosmology with Dr. Brian Swimme in California in 1999. Her playful wit and intense curiosity about the nature of the universe are beautifully presented in her new book called “Great Ball of Fire! A Poetic Telling of the Universe Story” (Mearth Press, 2010). I was recently able to speak with her about this newly published epic poem, as well as inquire about her inspiration and her thoughts about cosmology...
When I say love, I am not only talking about the biological elements that cause chemical attractions, what has been called the "science of love" such as the study of dopamine and pheromones, the physiological components to mating. But I am also concerned with the metaphysical components of lovemaking, the poetics of the science of love. This poetics not only connects one’s lover in a mind, body and soul with the other, but also to the cosmos, biosphere and noosphere giving us a profound meaning for union.
The universe itself—sun, moon, stars, planets and "all things under heaven"—comes to us with a numinous quality and awakens us in our inmost depths with the tenderness of a lover. We think of it as something infinitely larger than ourselves, whether we receive it as beauty, a dazzling light, Nirvana, or the presence of God.
Drew Dellinger is a spoken word poet, professor, writer, activist and founder of Poets for Global Justice. He has inspired minds and hearts at hundreds of events in many countries, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion. He has spoken and performed at numerous conferences--including Bioneers, the Green Festival and The Dream Reborn--as well as colleges, poetry venues, protests and places of worship. Dellinger has shared podiums and stages with luminaries such as Alice Walker, Cornel West,& Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,& Danny Glover, Ani Difranco, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Eve Ensler, Chuck D, Paul Hawken, Van Jones and many others. http://www.drewdellinger.org
by David G. Arenson, ND
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
The more I learn about our history, the more sickened I become, and the more resolute I become that we need to change (en masse) and stop concealing what we have done to each other...
Editor's Note from David Arenson:Our history is littered with horrors – and it has to end. The wealth and power is still the hands of the privileged few. Entrenched in our system is injustice. It must be the end of an epoch; a new order will substitute the old, an order in which Love will reign on earth. What is required is a revolution... We need a cleansing of our sins, a collective cleansing of our minds, and end of separation politics and economics, a return to the sacred, and a return to the soul.
As we approach that magical day, 2/14/2014, our thoughts turn to love—or more precisely, romantic love.
It’s a concept that’s been around since medieval times, but it’s reinvented itself over the centuries. Today, when we talk about romantic love, what we usually mean is...
Editor's Note from Lisa Phoenix:This wonderful article by Spiritual Teacher & Intuitive Sara Wiseman really teaches us about the purpose of soul mates and she shares that we are all here to teach each other and understanding this will help us manifest a more joyful approach to life and love!
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