In association with hhdlstudycirclemontreal.org

Archive for February, 2019

School Strike for Climate Change

This week’s inspiring video: School Strike for Climate Change
Having trouble reading this mail? View it in your browser. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe
KarmaTube.org

Video of the Week

Feb 28, 2019
School Strike for Climate Change

School Strike for Climate Change

At a young age, Greta Thunberg realized that all of the facts and solutions about how to stop climate change are known. But why aren’t we applying this knowledge in order to make a difference? At age 15, Greta started a school strike outside the Swedish Parliament. While many people tell her that she should be in school or that she should study to be a climate scientist, Greta believes that if nobody does anything to stop climate change now, studying for her future will be a waste of time. She is doing what she can to bring attention to this crisis, and has inspired students around the world to take action for the planet.
Watch Video Now Share: Email Twitter FaceBook

Related KarmaTube Videos

Smile Big
Meditate
Live It Up
Serve All

Everybody Can Be Great, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kindness Boomerang

The Girl Who Silenced the World at the UN

A 23 Year Old Mother of 30

About KarmaTube:
KarmaTube is a collection of inspiring videos accompanied by simple actions every viewer can take. We invite you to get involved.
Other ServiceSpace Projects:

DailyGood // Conversations // iJourney // HelpOthers

MovedByLove // CF Sites // Karma Kitchen // More

Thank you for helping us spread the good. This newsletter now reaches 69,274 subscribers.

Into the Middle of Nowhere

You’re receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.
DailyGood News That Inspires

February 28, 2019

a project of ServiceSpace

Into the Middle of Nowhere

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

– John Muir –

Into the Middle of Nowhere

Imaginations run wild in this touching video of young children as they explore their surroundings at an outdoor nursery in Scotland. With admirable patience and unwavering deliberation, they build an aeroplane and travel the world without ever leaving the ground. Press play to witness the human mind’s capacity for creativity, connection, and joy of discovery. { read more }

Be The Change

Ditch your devices and go for a hike. Revel in the sights, sounds, and smells that surround you.

COMMENT | RATE Email Twitter FaceBook

Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

What It Means to Hold Space & 8 Tips to Do it Well

One Teacher’s Brilliant response to Columbine

When Someone Threw Coffee at My Face

6 Habits of Hope

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

The Axis & the Sycamore

Life is the Network Not the Self

The Life of Death

Last Lecture

DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers “good news” to 244,944 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.

Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring // KarmaTube // Conversations // Awakin // More

The Joy of Being a Woman in Her Seventies

You’re receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.
DailyGood News That Inspires

February 27, 2019

a project of ServiceSpace

The Joy of Being a Woman in Her Seventies

We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.

– Maya Angelou –

The Joy of Being a Woman in Her Seventies

“When I told my friends I was writing a book on older women like us, they immediately protested, “I am not old.” What they meant was that they didn’t act or feel like the cultural stereotypes of women their age. Old meant bossy, useless, unhappy and in the way. Our country’s ideas about old women are so toxic that almost no one, no matter her age, will admit she is old.” Mary Pipher, a clinical psychologist and the celebrated author of Reviving Ophelia delves into the meaningful riches available to women as they age, counter to what mainstream cultural narrative suggests. { read more }

Be The Change

What relationship do you have with your age and the aging process? For more inspiration join this Saturday’s Awakin Call with Mary Pipher: Women Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age. More details and RSVP info here. { more }

COMMENT | RATE Email Twitter FaceBook

Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

One Teacher’s Brilliant response to Columbine

Are You Walking Through Life in an Underslept State?

How Trauma Lodges in the Body

When Someone Threw Coffee at My Face

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

Turning Rain, Ice and Trees into Ephemeral Works

Mary Oliver: Instructions for Living A Life

7 Simple Ways to Cultivate Comfort

Mark Nepo: Where To Now?

DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers “good news” to 244,910 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.

Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring // KarmaTube // Conversations // Awakin // More

Spotlight On Kindness: Spreading Love

Our friends at the Goi Peace Foundation in Japan have, since the end of World War II, spread a universal message of living in peace, love and harmony with one another and with all life on earth. Their goal is to cultivate awareness that we each bear responsibility for building peace. Starting within our own hearts, we help spread their universal message “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” – Ameeta

View In Browser
Weekly KindSpring Newsletter
Home | Contact
Spotlight On
Kindness
A Weekly Offering
Love
“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.” – Elizabeth Beibesco
Smile
Editor’s Note: Our friends at the Goi Peace Foundation in Japan have, since the end of World War II, spread a universal message of living in peace, love and harmony with one another and with all life on earth. Their goal is to cultivate awareness that we each bear responsibility for building peace. Starting within our own hearts, we help spread their universal message “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” – Ameeta
Kindness Rocks
Kindness In the News
Knitting finger puppets for hospitalized children has become a volunteer tradition going back more than 20 years in this Canadian community, and 3 generations for one family.
Read More
Kindness is Contagious.
From Our Members
A KindSpringer surprised an old childhood friend who had persevered to complete college after 8 years of night school while working full time.
Read More
Inspiring Video of the Week
Serve all
Play
Spreading Love With Chalk
Hugs People come together at a busy public place with a piece of chalk. Drawing hearts on pavement creates a love carpet knitting people together.
In Giving, We Receive
In other news …
The Goi Peace Foundation is calling all youth to carry out ten acts of kindness as inspiration for submissions to their Annual International Essay Contest.
FB Twitter
KindSpring is a 100% volunteer-run platform that allows everyday people around the world to connect and deepen in the spirit of kindness. Current subscribers: 146,010

Having trouble reading this? View it in your browser. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.

The Geography of Sorrow

You’re receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.
DailyGood News That Inspires

February 26, 2019

a project of ServiceSpace

The Geography of Sorrow

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

– Kahlil Gibran –

The Geography of Sorrow

In this interview, psychotherapist Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, invites us to view grief as a visitor to be welcomed, not shunned. He reminds us that, in addition to feeling pain over the loss of loved ones, we harbor sorrows stemming from the state of the world, the cultural maladies we inherit, and the misunderstood parts of ourselves. He says grief comes in many forms, and when it is not expressed, it tends to harden the once-vibrant parts of us. He founded WisdomBridge, which seeks to combine the wisdom of traditional cultures with insights from Western spiritual, poetic, and psychological perspectives and he leads rituals designed to help participants release their grief through writing, singing, and movement. { read more }

Be The Change

In our preset culture, we tend to carry grief alone and emphasize the hope of getting over it. But thousands of years of song and shared sorrow suggest that we might do better to share our grief in some way that opens us to “kindness, compassion or community.” Take a little time today to grieve for whatever your losses may be and try to share your feelings with someone near to you.

COMMENT | RATE Email Twitter FaceBook

Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

How to Age Gracefully

A Reading List For The Spirit

Dying to Be Me

How Trauma Lodges in the Body

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

When Someone Threw Coffee at My Face

Turning Rain, Ice and Trees into Ephemeral Works

To Keep Company With Oneself

7 Simple Ways to Cultivate Comfort

DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers “good news” to 244,909 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.

Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring // KarmaTube // Conversations // Awakin // More

Awakin Weekly: Kazoo Player And The Symphony

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
InnerNet Weekly: Inspirations from ServiceSpace.org
Kazoo Player And The Symphony
by Daniel Ingram

[Listen to Audio!]

2350.jpgImagine there is a great symphony orchestra in a great concert hall and in front of it, like an absurd comedy act, sits a clearly nervous kazoo player with no music score in front of him. The orchestral introduction begins, and the poor kazoo player, who has no idea what piece will be played, tries to give his best rendition of the orchestra’s chosen symphony. He is about a half a second behind them, playing the notes just after he hears them. As he is a kazoo player, he can only play one note at a time, so his impression of the orchestra is a very crude one, hitting on selected highlights of the melody, making for a very small and very simple version of the rich and intricate multipart score of the symphony that this orchestra is playing beautifully in all its glory.

Now, imagine that certain audience members have been cursed to believe that they can only hear the symphony after the kazoo player plays his rendition of it. Beginning meditators are nearly all thusly cursed. We observe like the kazoo player, and eventually we get good at noticing, to hang on to the notes of the kazoo player, delighting in his performance, as crude, linear, and simple as it is.

However, at some point, some of us notice that we can also hear the symphony just as it is, just on its own, that the weave of sounds is coming in from the symphony also, and this is known without the kazoo player having to make a limited, absurd, out-of-time, delayed facsimile of it.

Soon, some of us concert-goers are going to begin to find the kazoo player silly, like some sort of joke that ruins the majesty of the symphony as it is.

Finally, imagine that someone suddenly puts the music in front of the kazoo player, such that he joins the symphony, becomes just one more part of the grand sweep of the melody, largely lost amidst the grandeur of the hundreds of other players all giving it their all. [Our awakening] is like that, in that we finally are just caught up in the performance, without having to feel like we need some poor kazoo player to interpret and imitate the symphony for us, and definitely without having to feel like we have to be up on stage being the kazoo player ourselves.

About the Author: Daniel Ingram is a meditation teacher, and the excerpt above is from his book, Mastering the Core Teaching of the Buddha.

Share the Wisdom:
Email Twitter FaceBook
Latest Community Insights New!
Kazoo Player And The Symphony
How do you relate to the author’s metaphor of awakening to the grand sweep of the melody? Can you share a personal story of a time you felt you could hear the symphony beyond your kazoo player? What helps you reconcile the need of a kazoo player with the bigger majesty that is all around you?
Jagdish P Dave wrote: As a meditator, I have noticed how my mind gets distracted by the external world of sound and sight as well as by my internal world of sound and sight. As I consistently practice Mindfulness Meditatio…
David Doane wrote: My first thought was that I don’t relate to the metaphor, and I thought of Nietzsche’s saying "And those who were dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music,&…
Share/Read Your Reflections
Awakin Circles:
Many years ago, a couple friends got together to sit in silence for an hour, and share personal aha-moments. That birthed this newsletter, and rippled out as Awakin Circles in 80+ living rooms around the globe. To join in Santa Clara this week, RSVP online.

RSVP For Wednesday

Some Good News

13 Ways of Looking at Community
In An Unspoken Voice: The Changing Face of Trauma
Recording Nature’s Conversation

Video of the Week

Into the Middle of Nowhere

Kindness Stories

Global call with Mary Pipher!
404.jpgJoin us for a conference call this Saturday, with a global group of ServiceSpace friends and our insightful guest speaker. Join the Forest Call >>

About
Back in 1997, one person started sending this simple “meditation reminder” to a few friends. Soon after, “Wednesdays” started, ServiceSpace blossomed, and the humble experiments of service took a life of its own. If you’d like to start an Awakin gathering in your area, we’d be happy to help you get started.

Forward to a Friend

Awakin Weekly delivers weekly inspiration to its 91,810 subscribers. We never spam or host any advertising. And you can unsubscribe anytime, within seconds.

On our website, you can view 17+ year archive of these readings. For broader context, visit our umbrella organization: ServiceSpace.org.

Hands Across the Hills

You’re receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.
DailyGood News That Inspires

February 25, 2019

a project of ServiceSpace

Hands Across the Hills

Two monologues do not make a dialogue.

– Andy Sivell –

Hands Across the Hills

Hands Across the Hills formed in response to the 2016 United States presidential election with the goal of bringing together people who voted differently, face to face. Two small groups, progressives in rural Western Massachusetts (MA) and conservatives in Eastern Kentucky (KY) coal country, met for two weekends of dialogue and cultural exchange in each others towns in fall 2017 and spring 2018. { read more }

Be The Change

This week experiment with dialoging across difference in some way, and see what the process reveals.

COMMENT | RATE Email Twitter FaceBook

Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

What It Means to Hold Space & 8 Tips to Do it Well

How to Age Gracefully

6 Habits of Hope

Pushing Through: A Poem for Grieving Hearts

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

To Keep Company With Oneself

The Axis & the Sycamore

Mary Oliver: Instructions for Living A Life

Last Lecture

DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers “good news” to 244,896 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.

Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring // KarmaTube // Conversations // Awakin // More

Maya Soetoro-Ng: Ceeds of Peace

You’re receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.
DailyGood News That Inspires

February 24, 2019

a project of ServiceSpace

Maya Soetoro-Ng: Ceeds of Peace

Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.

– Katherine Paterson –

Maya Soetoro-Ng: Ceeds of Peace

Learn the roots of peace building in this engaging recap of an interview with Maya Soetoro-Ng. Maya is an educator, peace builder and non profit leader. She is the co-founder of Ceeds of Peace, a teaching curriculum for peace-building action. Maya sees herself and her organization as encouraging people on how they can be more connected to self, others, and nature and through that journey create more peace and mindfulness in every part of our lives. { read more }

Be The Change

Where in your life could you bring the lens of peace to change your perspective? Where are opportunities to build peace in your community? { more }

COMMENT | RATE Email Twitter FaceBook

Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

What It Means to Hold Space & 8 Tips to Do it Well

Are You Walking Through Life in an Underslept State?

Pushing Through: A Poem for Grieving Hearts

To Keep Company With Oneself

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

The Life of Death

How to Be Yourself

7 Simple Ways to Cultivate Comfort

Mark Nepo: Where To Now?

DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers “good news” to 244,884 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.

Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring // KarmaTube // Conversations // Awakin // More

Ana Valdes-Lim: The Reward is in the Process

You’re receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.
DailyGood News That Inspires

February 23, 2019

a project of ServiceSpace

Ana Valdes-Lim: The Reward is in the Process

A stage play ought to be the point of intersection between the visible and invisible worlds, or, in other words, the display, the manifestation of the hidden.

– Arthur Adamov –

Ana Valdes-Lim: The Reward is in the Process

Ana Valdes-Lim is the first Filipina graduate of New York’s prestigious Julliard School. She was cited as one of their 100 Most Outstanding Alumni in 100 years. Additionally, she is an author of several books on theatre. After a successful career in the U.S., she returned to the Philippines, where she is passionate about theater as a vessel for transformation. Ana shares her vision and talents with a diverse population — from third graders, to inmates in the prison system. This interview dives into her remarkable journey. { read more }

Be The Change

Has their ever been a time in your own life where a form of art served as a vehicle for your transformation? If so, reflect on what you learned from the experience and perhaps share your insights with a friend, family member or simply with the pages of your journal today.

COMMENT | RATE Email Twitter FaceBook

Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

Dying to Be Me

When Someone Threw Coffee at My Face

Pushing Through: A Poem for Grieving Hearts

Turning Rain, Ice and Trees into Ephemeral Works

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

The Moment I Knew Gratitude is the Answer to Every Question

The Life of Death

How to Be Yourself

Mark Nepo: Where To Now?

DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers “good news” to 244,870 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.

Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring // KarmaTube // Conversations // Awakin // More

When the Market is Our Only Language

You’re receiving this email because you are a DailyGood subscriber.
Trouble Viewing? On a mobile? Just click here. Not interested anymore? Unsubscribe.
DailyGood News That Inspires

February 22, 2019

a project of ServiceSpace

When the Market is Our Only Language

The freedom of affluence opposes and contradicts the freedom of community life.

– Wendell Berry –

When the Market is Our Only Language

Many in the West revere the creation of wealth. Anand Giridharadas wants us to examine this and how it shapes our lives together. In this challenging conversation with Krista Tippit of the podcast, On Being, he explores the moral compromises behind notions like “win-win” and “doing well by doing good.” Giridharadas describes this as being an historic time similar to that of the first Gilded Age, discusses the systemic problems with reform, and how without reflection, we have accepted unjust power structures and what and who can save us. { read more }

Be The Change

Watch Giridharadas’ speech at the Aspen Institute and consider your position on this topic and how it will inform your values and your actions. { more }

COMMENT | RATE Email Twitter FaceBook

Related Good News

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

How to Age Gracefully

Are You Walking Through Life in an Underslept State?

Moshe Feldenkrais: Learn to Learn

Dying to Be Me

Smile Big
Love Freely
Meditate
Give Back

Turning Rain, Ice and Trees into Ephemeral Works

Life is the Network Not the Self

The Life of Death

How to Be Yourself

DailyGood is a volunteer-run initiative that delivers “good news” to 244,826 subscribers. There are many ways to help. To unsubscribe, click here.

Other ServiceSpace projects include:

KindSpring // KarmaTube // Conversations // Awakin // More