A common space for harmonic peacemakers
Sometimes forgiving ourselves is not enough. Although it is hard to do, when we manage to forgive ourself the pain of hurt and violation often remains. Something else is need to completely heal. Repair means emotional hygiene. That is, to clean up our residual pain often associated…Continue
From Greta Thunberg today...
I have received the Nordic Council’s environmental award 2019.
I have decided to decline this prize.
Jag har vunnit Nordiska Rådets miljöpris 2019.
Jag har valt att inte ta emot priset.
Here’s why: “I am currently traveling through California and…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on October 30, 2019 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Once upon a time there was a Buddhist monk who lived secluded in a small hut in the forest for many years. He meditated while sitting and lying down. He was always mindful of his thoughts, striving for the right knowledge, the right attitude, the right speech, the right action and the right pursuit. He read the spiritual scriptures everyday, awakening his spiritual energy through mantras, visualizations, and spiritual songs, walking in the forest three times a day, and doing good to all…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on August 14, 2019 at 5:43pm — No Comments
You, who I can feel deep inside my soul.
You, who has created this world.
When I look into the microcosmos, in the macrocosmos, everywhere I find you.
I sense your greatness.
You, who they call Lord,
who they call Father,
who they call Allah,
who they call Jahwe,
You, who is…
Franz Kafka, the story goes, encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate.
Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot.
Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it…
HAPPY RAMADAN MUBARAK
Wishing a blessed Ramadan that will inspire us with courage and strength that will help us to win every challenge of life!
May the spirit of Ramadan stay in our heart and illuminate our soul from within also illuminate the world and show us the way to peace, love and…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on May 6, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Once there was a country couple. They had one cow, no sons, but three daughters. The girls were a bit of a…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on May 5, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I cannot tell you
how the light comes.
What I know
is that it is more ancient
That it travels
across an astounding expanse
to reach us.
That it loves
what is hidden
what is lost
what is forgotten
H.H. The Dalai Lama
Photo by Ruven Afanador for TIME MAGAZINE, March 2019
“I am just a human being like you brothers and sisters."
~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama ~
“You have problems and so do I. You find yourself having to deal with emotions like…Continue
~ Sambuddha Duttagupta
Acrylic on paper
A successful woman was asked to share her secret of success. She smiled and said "I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights for small fighters. I stopped fighting those who…Continue
THE SECRET TO HEALING SHAME
The secret to healing shame is found deep inside shame itself, the last place we'd ever think to look. Shame is a misunderstood vessel of self-love, weaved of non-ordinary materials and only longing to be infused with your warm awareness, curiosity, and…Continue
Photo: Claudia Dose
Merry Christmas and a peaceful holiday season to all.
‘One of God's names is Love.
He Himself resides within all, at every moment, everywhere.’
~ Sri Anandamayi Ma
‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy…Continue
A few days ago, a user on Reddit shared this image along with the description below. And I just had to share it with you:
"Heading home on the Q train yesterday when this young African American guy nods off on the shoulder of a Jewish man. The man doesn't move a muscle, just lets him stay there. After a minute, I asked the man if he wanted me to wake…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on November 5, 2018 at 6:59pm — No Comments
Today we lost the one and only Roshi Bernie Glassman , one of the world's great Zen Clowns, a brilliant teacher, a man who danced with gravity and joy on the tightrope of the Scared and the Sacred. He did Bearing Witness retreats in places like Auschwitz and the streets of New York City, helped found the Zen Peacemakers order, and so much more. Thank-you for…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on November 5, 2018 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Happy Birthday Grandpa. I hope someday your philosophy of nonviolence will be understood and accepted by the world and save it from devastation. Although it is so obvious people seem to ignore the fact the the culture…Continue
always and everywhere
Peace is not a Utopian
destination. Peace is how we live,
behave and relate with
compassion and love…Continue
The old age
Old age is the daughter of time
That I do not complain when this time comes
That I never stop loving .. To smile and dream
May I not find foolish the wisdom of getting older
That I know how to live with…
Added by Eva Libre on September 18, 2018 at 12:23pm — No Comments
You are important
You are a child of God.
Your life is the expression
What you got inside your heart
You are a beacon
That illuminates everything around you
You bring warmth to those who feel cold and distress
Added by Eva Libre on September 16, 2018 at 4:26pm — No Comments
Unique way to usher in the New Year.. Thanks Myron Joshua, and thanks for the words and link Shaul David Judelman
John Coltrane - Acknowledgement
time to step out of the old and into the new. Let go, admit, acknowledge and crown the Creator of this crazy world. Pray to be part of the fixing team in the time to come- may we rejoice in the work at hand, in the…