Eventually, a shame-based mind represses its mistakes to avoid feeling bad, preventing the possibility of learning from a mistake, which only increases the likelihood of repeating the blunder. Thus, mistakes can't teach us anything. We become afraid to take risks, which limits our growth.
Even knowing all this, after going through a few pages or watching a TV screen while waiting at the doctor's office or in the airport I can't help thinking what a crazy world we are in, with people doing all these unbelievable, sometimes unacceptable things. Is that, I wonder, "reality"?
With the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah beginning tonight, it would be a sweet idea to hope for fresh beginnings and unity. However, in the wake of the current escalating crisis in the Middle East, we seem to be thinking about anything but the feasibility of peace.
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In conjunction with the International Day of Peace, a brand new "peace anthem" will be released into -- and resound around -- the world.
Only a deep and profound sanity will find and eliminate the causes of global warming, heal the earth, and create a truly sustainable security future.
I'm a huge fan of Dr. Christiane Northrup's, and what she recently said about the dichotomy of pain and pleasure on this planet truly hit home. Whil...
Letting fear in and making friends with it does not necessarily come easily; fear is a powerful feeling that demands understanding and patience, but by recognizing fear when it arises and just being with it, rather than reacting to it, we reduce its power.
When you take a few minutes to care for something, it requires you to step outside yourself. It requires you to change your focus and put it onto the wellbeing of something else. The magic is that in nurturing the wellbeing of the plant, you are also nurturing your own wellbeing: positive action results in positive responses.
Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.
The world often tells us we do not have enough, we are not enough. No matter how fast we run, there isn't enough time, pleasure, accomplishment, or peace to be had. Later this fall on Wednesday, October 29th, the center will examine 'What's Enough Success' at the NYC location.
Both educators, both actively teaching peace, the two realized they had a common passion, but also complementary skills. They began to dream and plan.
The Islamic State's rapid gains on the battlefield and televised beheadings, images of world powers on the point of military confrontation in Ukraine,...
Feminism and faith should be allies, not enemies. And contrary to many current conversations they are linked in important ways: both part of the problem and part of the solution.
The exciting work of International Alert's groundbreaking Talking Peace Festival (#talkingpeace) is utilizing this platform in its efforts to create a more tolerant and peaceful world.
It would be a mistake to call Brian Zahnd's new book, A Farewell to Mars, "a book about pacifism." It would be an even bigger mistake to call it "a book about Christian pacifism."