The Dalai Lama advised that if you want other people to be happy, you should practice compassion. No surprise there. And then he went on “if you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
Hope is the thing that makes it possible to get up in the morning when life has been difficult - when we face illness, grief, and danger. Hope is the thing that reminds us it can get better - it will get better - although maybe not in the way we expected...Read More
Love is not separate from the struggle for peace and justice. Love is at the very heart of that struggle...we do not learn to love those we find difficult and troublesome from a book or a TED talk or a Youtube video or even by contemplation, meditation, or prayer.
We learn in the powerful and transformative environment of relationship in community.Read More
Relationship is how we discover who we are at this moment and relationship is how we see how we change and grow. Relationship provides us the examples, the challenges, and the hard work that we need for the journey.Read More
Whilst we can not change today with a snap of our fingers, our love can change the future. Our commitment to compassion and understanding can change the way our children and their children will relate to one another. The way we are today can shape the world to come...Read More
Let us then be grateful to every person whose life was taken in war. Let us honour their loss by working to ensure that war will never again take another life. And let us weave a fabric of connections so strong and so all-enfolding that war becomes only a memory.Read More
Friendship is not about talking or giving advice or gifts or having common hobbies or even common interests. It is not just about action or kindness or enjoyment or conversation...it is a kind of presence that we share with one another.Read More
The past inspires us. People from the past live on in our memories and they show us different ways of being. They remind us of what can be possible. They inspire us with the remarkable things they did and the ways they dealt with adversity in their own lives.Read More
New Unity is an open-minded at radically-inclusive community. We're united in a belief that together we can effect positive change; both on a personal level and in the wider community.
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