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Follow the Grain Hindu Wisdom The last things you read about, or think about, or see on television, will follow you into your sleep and color your dreams. — Eknath Easwaran in Seeing with the Eyes of Love W…
Basket on the River By Zainab Umarfor KidSpirit's Storytelling and Narrative issue. Almost as if it were part of the story itself, I can recall the day my mother told us the tale of Hazrat Musa like it happened jus…
A Prayer for Victims of Sexual Abuse November 2011. The former Defensive Coordinator for the Penn State University football team, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting 8 young boys over a 15-year period. Muc…
A Prayer for Malala Yousafzai and Pakistani Girls On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Pakistan, was shot in the head by Taliban militants in the Swat Valley, who claimed she had become a "symbol of Western cul…
A Prayer of Thanks for Online Information for Those with Chronic Diseases Miracle Worker, we pray that you will continue to help those with chronic diseases to find the supplemental resources they need for coping with their illnesses. Fact: 45% of U.S. adults report t…
"I" is for Imagination There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? — George Bernard Shaw Often, the most intense forms of beauty ris…
Nurses in the Making “I put the flowers that Linda's family sent at the nurse's station. Before Linda died, I had come to talk with her, her husband, and their two adult sons. I did that every Saturday for three mo…
The One Great Sadness We can then see our own suffering as a voluntary participation in the one Great Sadness of God. . . . Within this meaningful worldview, we can build something new, good, and forever original, whi…
Feeling Fully Alive Psychological Wisdom Children are messengers from a world we once deeply knew, but have long since forgotten. — Alice Miller in Full Esteem Ahead by Diane and Julia Loomans Cultural Wisdom …
My Face The poet Rainer Maria Rilke used to spend his lunch hour outside watching the faces of the people walking by; he found it a pleasant way to pass time. One day he wrote in his notebook: "It never occ…