Posts Tagged ‘thanksgiving’

Giving thanks – for what?

Posted November 23rd, 2015 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Giving thanks – for what?

The myth of Thanksgiving doesn’t work, in part because it is not true.
So here is that for which I do not give thanks. And then that for which I do.
Real gratitude requires truth. It is an orientation, a way of life.

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For what are we giving thanks this year?

Posted November 26th, 2014 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

I give thanks this day for all those who understand what it means to live on a planet that gave birth to life and allowed us to come into being. I give thanks for all those who work each day to nurture that reality, to protect it from harm, to defend their “places,” to work for social and eco-justice, who struggle against racism and all forms of discrimination because they (we) see that every part of life is precious, given, to be honored and respected.

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If we are really grateful, why do we do so much damage to all that gives us life? A Thanksgiving Reflection

Posted November 25th, 2013 in Blog, Featured 1 Comment

If we were thankful at all for what this Earth has given us, we would stop doing our level best to bring about so much destruction. And those who look at the Earth as a big package of resources to be exploited for human “development,” for profit and power, for human pleasure and selfish satisfaction, would find their way of life rejected by humanity – for the sake of our humanity…

Gratitude, like love or peace, is not a sentiment, not a feeling – it is action, it is something we do, a quality of who we are, an orientation toward the world. We cannot be grateful to someone we love while we beat them to a pulp….

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Gratitude

Posted November 21st, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Gratitude

Gratitude is more than giving thanks; it is an orientation to life. It is a way of being. It is an approach to all things. It is a way to walk in the world.

Gratitude is a path.

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