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
What is our true nature?
We come to experience wholeness by opening ourselves, revealing the flower within. Let peace begin with me.
Transformation starts with looking in the mirror at the self. It can be no other way. Simply put, taking responsibility for everything that appears in one's life, is the starting point...
Editor's Note from David Arenson:What is our true nature? Zen teaches us acceptance of all that is. In this acceptance, we allow ourselves to be compassionate for all things. When we feel lost,” our soul has not gone off track. It's more likely that we are totally on course and coming closer than ever to personal transformation. We come to experience wholeness by opening ourselves - “As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner” (Rumi) Our true nature is infinity.
Editor's Note from Natalie Jovanic: In our western society, men have often learned that they shouldn't cry or never show a weakness. With all these conditionings, compassion does not seem to be a good option. Is this really true? Thich Nhat Hanh presents another perspective in this video: compassion does not make you weak - compassion is very powerful. Check this video and learn more about the power of compassion for your life and even in your business.
Music therapy can be used in a variety of settings, from children with special needs to hospice. Music therapists are trained clinicians who bring musical experiences to meet the complex needs of an individual or group...
Editor's Note:Music has been used throughout history for important times of transition in life, including death. Using music can be tremendously healing for those who are dying as well as those who have lost their loved ones. Here's my personal journey on music and death, and why I am passionate about the use of music in end-of-life and bereavement care.
I am fortunate to work in a facility that offers a diversity of services to our local community. When I talk to people about my work, they are fascinated. “Is it true that people with dementia can remember words to old songs,” they ask, “Can music really calm down people who are agitated?” All music therapists are familiar with these questions. “You have the most interesting job!” people exclaim. A real conversation stopper in many circles, however, is when I talk about my passion for working with clients in palliative care...
Editor's Note: An inspiring and reflective entry by Karie Bilger on the role music therapy can play at the end of one's life.
Editor's Note: I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jim Doty at the Science of Compassion Conference summer of 2012, and recently met again at the Wisdom 2.0 conference on Technology and Mindfulness where he informed me he had just finished this interview with Eckhart Tolle on February 12, 2013. Dr Doty is the founder of CCARE at Stanford University, which concerns itself with research in what will allow us to cultivate our original default and essence of who we are as human beings: kind, compassionate, and loving beings--our awareness and attention to this truth determines our health and well-being and that of our world.
Editor's Note fromMayu Kawata:World renowned conductor Benjamin Zander explains the different dimensions of classical music. With topics ranging from the misinterpretation of "tone deaf," the logic behind composing classical music, to inspiring ways classical music reaches people's hearts, Benjamin Zander delightfully shares his passion for classical music in this TED Talks episode.
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