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Looking deeply, what do you see?

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau When you look at a stranger, what do you see? Do you see the clothes they’re wearing, noting the style or how expensive they are? Do you see their age?…

We And Ours

"There is no inner peace found in taking care of me and mine. It is present in attending to the needs of we and ours." - John Bruna On this New Year's Day, I send all of you my our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude. You are all making…

What does love look like?

"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like." - Saint…

What are you paying attention to?

“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.” José Ortega y Gasset What we're attending to in any given moment quite literally becomes our reality in that moment. We can only consciously experience that which we…

Helping others helps yourself

"By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves." Aung San Suu Kyi Today's inspiration has wisdom on multiple levels. On one level, our direct interactions with others inform us about ourselves. Everything that we know about ourselves,…

We are also the environment

"The environment is not limited to the trees, plants, water, sun, etc. We are also the environment. How we treat each other is the environment. Let us all do our part to make it, and each other, flourish." John Bruna We often focus on our…

Everything makes a difference

“Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference. It does.” William James We will never truly know how much impact our thoughts and actions have on ourselves and others. Even the most subtle interactions with others leave an imprint…

Dogs on the Inside

This is a wonderful story of a partnership between a Massachusetts prison and a dog shelter that gives both rescue dogs and inmates a new lease on life. As the bond deepens between inmates and dogs, the inmates are reminded of their own humanity…

Attachment or Love?

"We confuse attachment with love. Attachment is concerned with my needs, my happiness, while love is an unselfish attitude, concerned with the needs and happiness of others." -  Kathleen McDonald When we love someone, we want the best for…