A hawk was my first teacher of Oneness. A bird of prey that hunts other birds, this slender brown hawk offered me the most profound awareness of oneness.
Despite all my good choices, all the accomplishments and effort, some things happen that are completely out of my control. I hate that. I prefer the idea that if I just do all the right things, life will work out. I mostly live within the illusion of being in control. That works well – until it doesn’t.
When we believe ourselves to be separate from others we are operating under an illusion. Only through shared efforts, built on a foundation of love and unity, can we find a path to peace [...]
Satish Kumar is a former Jain monk who has been campaigning for peace and unity for most of his life. In his 20's he undertook an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage. Without money and trusting the kindness and hospitality of strangers, he journeyed from his homeland in India to America, through Moscow, London and Paris.
Dear Ones - I've had some thoughts in my head and some feelings in my heart this week that I don't know exactly what to do with...so I am bringing them here to this page, as I always do, when I'm trying to process something difficult. It should be no surprise to anyone that I was devastated by the results of the presidential election. If you know me — if you've read my books, if you follow this page, if you have ever heard me speak — then you know my political leanings. You know who I am. You know that I will always come down on the side of diversity, openness, tolerance, multiculturalism, and inclusiveness. You know that — in politics as in life — I will always take the path of curiosity over fear, and will always believe in conversation over confrontation. So Donald Trump is obviously a nightmare for me. I should hate the the people who voted for Trump. They stand against everything I believe in, they have put some very vulnerable people into the path of danger, and I believe that they have made this world a darker and more unstable place. Here is the problem, though:
Frank, respectful, and honest communication about our fears is an essential element of Unity Activism. Listen to the crew of 'Hamilton, A American Musical' present the fears and concerns to Vice President Elect Pence at [...]
I find myself struggling to find a path to love, optimism, and light after the results of a dark, divisive, and painful US election process. Post-election social and news media sources continue to feed messages of separation, fear, and disharmony. We are being sold an illusion of a dissolving political system. Yes, we are divided and struggling with significant differences. But, there is a deeper reality, one that will unite us and begin to heal the wounds on both sides. This reality is one where we are all a part of a glorious whole. We have just lost...