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"Q" is for Questing "We are more alive when we are actively involved with questing and questions. Keep moving. Keep crossing inner and outer borders. Keep asking." — Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spiritual Lite…
Big-Hearted Democracy This post has been contributed by Judith L. Favor, who is rooted and grounded in Quaker tradition and contemplative practice. She is retired from pastoral UCC ministry in San Francisco and teaching …
Simplicity Is Already a Masterpiece By Yani Li for KidSpirit's Simplicity and Complexity issue. Let our worries wash away the nuances of complexity Like stars fallen from heaven’s seam, swept into the darkness of a sorcerer’…
Should We Serve Nature or Should Nature Serve Us? By Fizza Raza for KidSpirit's Nature issue. The earliest records of history show that nature, in all its shapes and forms, has served humanity. From rocks used as hunting tools to fruit used a…
On a Question By Himadri Agarwal for KidSpirit's Happiness Issue. The other day, I began to ask people what made them happy. I heard of dinner dates and bookshelves, of baby’s laughs and rainbows that cur…
How To Change Someone's Mind In this fascinating article by Elizabeth Svoboda on Greater Good Magazine's website, she takes a brisk look at the reasons why it is so hard for us to change people's minds. Deeply held beliefs are …
Who Are You? In his blog called "The Haystack," Edward Hays, one of our favorite spiritual teachers, ponders the question "Who Are You?" and comes up with our capacity for awe and wonder. In the creative biograp…
Perpetual Wonder: A Spiritual Virtue "I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." — Alice Walker ‚ÄčIn the spiritual alphabet offered by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat…
Everything is Connected Jewish Wisdom If everything is connected to everything else, then everyone is ultimately responsible for everything. We can blame nothing on anyone else. The more we comprehend our mutual interde…
The Secret of Life Movie Lines Curley, the trail boss says "You know what the secret of life is? One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that." One of the visitors to the dude ranch asks the old cowboy, "What's the…