Posts in Where's the Spirit?
Is Connection Really the Difference Between Loneliness & Solitude?

Funny, isn’t it, how the inner space we hold impacts our perception of the world around us...If you’re like me and loneliness continues to thwart your pursuit of solitude, I invite you to try these practices. For perhaps that deep sense of interconnectedness actually is the difference between the two.

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Embracing Vulnerability

If we do not see or embrace our vulnerabilities as fundamentally connected to the shared vulnerability of being human, we miss the opportunity for solidarity with those living on the margins in our social justice work. Here, we offer two specific tools that serve as the foundation of how and why we teach embracing vulnerability as a practice. 

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Presence as Rebellion

My name is Monique Harris and I am thrilled to be joining Still Harbor as a Senior Associate. As a graduate of the Spiritual Director Practicum at Still Harbor, I am very drawn to the focus on social justice and anti-oppression work. Yet I seek to do my work in such a way that my simple presence and perseverance will impact the world...

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Race of Races

Historically, and still today, it seems hatred and violence have elevated those who claim victory in the race of the races (or classes or genders or sexualities or abilities). Wouldn't love and compassion render all victorious rather than the majority of people on our humble earth defeated?
 

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What if we replaced "self" with "other"?

For me, summer means moving a little bit slower, simply savoring the warmth of the sun, and experiencing a heightened connection with the world around me. Whether summer means your world speeds up, slows down, or continues at the same pace, it is my hope that you embrace experiences of connection this week (perhaps beginning with this TED talk).

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