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Beyond Hope and Despair Lies Duty

August 28th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Living and acting beyond hope and despair – this is a state we aim for on our practice path, knowing that both emotions are two sides of the same attachment.

The full thought that makes up my title to this post came out of a planning meeting I took part in a few days ago. We are developing sustainable practices to fight the effects of climate change, and I mentioned that personally I have no hope that the human race can change its habits in time to save itself from massive catastrophe.

How then, some wondered, could I remain motivated?

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in absentia

September 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Here’s a quote from a Mary Oliver poem: And who will care, who will chide you if you wander away from wherever you are, to look for your soul?

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