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Inviting the World to Transform: 5 Core Intentions

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photo and haiku by Katya Kathy Lesher /

photo and haiku by Katya Kathy Lesher /


Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach….

To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these —
to be fierce and to show mercy toward others, both –
are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

~ Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes


The world is on fire.

That’s how it’s felt lately — but I’m not sure that the times we live in are more challenging than any other time in history. Yet we are in them and witnessing suffering unfolding before our eyes. How do we respond? How do we make a difference?

How do we change the world? Is that even the right question?


How to Make a Decision Without Driving Yourself Crazy

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Mt Kailash / photo by Maia Duerr

Mt Kailash / photo by Maia Duerr

Should I stay or should I go?
If I stay there will be trouble…
if I go it will be double.

– The Clash

Many years ago, I went on a life-changing pilgrimage to Mt Kailash in Tibet, one of the most sacred mountains to Buddhists and Hindus.

The six-week journey from Nepal to Tibet and back took our group to the edge, physically and emotionally, many times. We were faced with blizzards and sub-zero temperatures (in May!), altitude sickness, potential border crossing challenges (we arrived there not long after the U.S. had ‘accidentally’ bombed the Chinese embassy in Belgrade), intense inter-group dynamics, and more.


Let Freedom Ring

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guest post by Aileen Dashurova


Years ago I was shoppping with a friend in a Salvation Army store in Cambridge, MA. On the end of the first rack that I encountered, I saw the most magnificent historic formal military topcoat for $5.00. I slid it on my body, where it aligned perfectly to my size, and immediately bought it.

Although I love this coat, I have not had many occasions to wear it. On Monday, May 2, 2016, the opportunity opened up for me to wear this coat purposefully and proudly at Boston City Hall Plaza.