Peace & Human Rights
For the Women’s March in Washington D.C., over 200,000 people have RSVP’d to participate in the march and more than 1,200 bus permits were requested for parking at RFK Stadium—which is more than 6 times the amount of requests for Inauguration Day. The aim of the march is multi-faceted but all pro-human rights, and the organizers are calling not just on women but on anyone that is a defender of human rights.
Too many things happened in 2016 that made people lose their faith in humanity. One of the best ways to restore people’s faith in humanity is by doing good deeds, and helping out animals in big ways is perhaps one of the most rewarding experiences. So, check out these heartwarming stories…
A new documentary, out this month, chronicles the unlikely friendships that Daryl Davis has cultivated over the years and even shows him sitting down and joking with cloaked klansmembers, a truly uncommon sight.
Life has a way of shaking things up. Create a way of life that allows you to weather the storms with total equanimity. Read this!
Earlier this year, Dan Price, a CEO for a small Seattle-based payment processing company made headlines with news of establishing a company-wide minimum wage of $70K per year – at the same time the country is struggling with the idea of a $15 per hour minimum wage. While some suggested that he was actively destroying the fabric of society as we know it, Mr. Price’s experiment seems to be a success.
The DAPL will no longer be routed underneath a dammed section of the Missouri River that the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says sits near sacred burial ground. Concern for the pipeline’s development also includes the risk it could pose to the Indigenous peoples’ – and future generations’ – water supply.
The world is an amazing and beautiful place. The only thing going on here is as a species we are not aligned with peace; which believe it or not is our natural state of being as it is for all living things in nature, including Mother Earth herself. Everywhere we look we see famine, war, suffering and meaningless cruelty. But if we pan wide…if we just zoom out from our limited perspectives and try to catch a glimpse from a global or even universal view if we so dare, we just might see that great healing is occurring on this planet.
In the wake of several demonstrations of Islamophobia across the U.S., some people are going out of their way to support and embrace Muslims – and to conquer fear with love. Here are 6 positive actions you should know about.
The event description reads: “Come to Standing Rock Indian Reservation and hold the line with Wes Clark jr, Michael Wood Jr, Tulsi Gabbard and hundreds of other veterans in support of the Sioux nation against the DAPL pipeline. Bring Body armor, gas masks, earplugs AND shooting mufflers (we may be facing a sound cannon) but no drugs, alcohol or weapons.” Clark Jr. was clear he was not looking for violence and that the protest would be unarmed.
It is possible to discuss politics (and religion) without starting a fight, when we understand how it is possible to heal social rifts with moral psychology. “Happiness comes from between. It comes from getting the right relationship between yourself and others, yourself and your work, and yourself and something larger than yourself.” — Jonathan Haidt If […]
Having empathy in times of change is vital for self-preservation. That might sound backwards, but allowing ourselves to connect with others and put ourselves in their shoes keeps our hearts open, and with an open heart, we are able to live more congruent lives ourselves that are more aligned with our goals, dreams, etc. When we are in our heart space, and in the heart-mind we are our in our greatest creative space and our own perceptions are presumably the least bias they could be, because we are not so clouded by indoctrination, doubts, fear, insecurities, etc. In a sense, we reverse “perceptual entropy” that is caused by years and years of indoctrination by society.
There are no refunds on the time that you procrastinate. Once it’s gone it’s gone forever. So use it wisely.
Do we want a world of hatred and division where people are divided and ruled by psychopaths and warmongers, or a world where love brings us together to create the world we want to live in? It’s not the Powers-That-Shouldn’t-Be’s choice to make; it’s ours. So what world do you want to live in?