January 2016

A Conversation: Can Meditation Help the World?

A Conversation: Can Meditation Help the World?

She was an environmental activist.
Her passion for the earth radiated from every pore.
To her, sitting in silence was worse than an ordinary waste of time. It was white, middle class indulgence.  “How can this sitting in meditation help the world?” she asked.

“I don’t know” were the first words to come from my mouth.
After some time I asked, “do you think we are connected to the animals, the plants and the earth”?
“Of course”, she answered, “we are all part of one body”.

The Joy of Giving: Yesterday and Today



The Joy of Giving: Yesterday and Today

Once upon a Time
Long ago
Many yesterdays
And
Today

In a land far away
And
So near

A Middle Eastern family
Israeli? Palestinian? Syrian?
Sought shelter in a foreign land
Was it Bethlehem? Switzerland? the United States?
Right now, as then, families shivering and hungry

Throughout the town there was no place for them
Many people could not help
No resources, no space- truly understandable

Faithfulness


FAITHFULNESS                Russell Delman January 2016

What are you faithful to?

What might it mean to have faith in our truest and deepest Self?
What might it mean to our loved one’s to have faith in their truth, beauty and goodness?