Posts tagged Wholeness
Into the Shadow

Jim sweeps off his hat scattering snow to the ground and uses it to fan the embers. This time flames rise up to consume the softwood kindling which flares enough to catch. Jim stands, and we hold the silence. Snow again accumulates on his hat and our eyes are captivated by the fire. All of us are men. 

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Teaching With Tenderness: Toward An Embodied Practice

The following essay on historical memory as an embodied concept comes from a forthcoming book by Becky Thompson, Teaching with Tenderness: Toward an Embodied Practice. In the tradition of bell hooks’ Teaching to Transgress and Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Thompson invites us to draw upon contemplative practices (yoga, meditation, free writing, mindfulness, ritual) to keep our hearts open as we reckon with multiple injustices.

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Social Justice In Practice

Jean Bosco Niyonzima shares his story of being healer and healed, reflecting, "I had been tempted to give in, to give up, to stop trying so hard, but my vocational calling wouldn’t let me. Ten years since awakening to the healing that I needed in my life, I can say that deep within me, I know what it means to be the change I want to see in the world..."

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Freedom

Prose poem or personal reflection, whatever you call it, Julie Barnes' words take us on a journey through her inner life and into our own. The winding paths of her thoughts, poured out in these words, bring us into the present moment of our own lives as she shares her freedom with us, writing, "My empty hands, palms up on knees, accompany the breath as it settles and deepens."

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