Category Archives: Inspiration

Little boy’s magic fingers

He looks maybe five years old. He plays the piano like an experienced concert pianist. If you enjoy beautiful music, and want to admire a little genius, click here. Thank you, Don Lubov, for forwarding the link.

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Inspiring recollections from Kaira Jewel Lingo

I am on Kaira’s mailing list, and received this post today. My reaction was one of admiration for her, and for her father, who was one of the few white people helping Martin Luther King organise his historic protests. It’s … Continue reading

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Eckhart Tolle may be in YOUR neighbourhood

Most people have heard of Eckhart. He is an inspiring speaker and teacher. I recently attended an online mini-course he ran. Given my background, what I got was validation, but many of us will gain great illumination as he talks … Continue reading

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The power of a hug

This story induced a few tears to emerge from my eyes. I think you will have the same reaction. I won’t clear up the mystery, because I want you to read it.

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Celebrating stories of nonviolence film festival

You’re invited to join World BEYOND War for our 3rd annual virtual film festival, from March 11-25. This year’s theme of “Celebrating Stories of Nonviolence” explores the efficacy of nonviolent action, from Gandhi’s Salt March, to ending war in Liberia, … Continue reading

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Letter to Bob in the past

Writers Victoria has a regular online exercise. Noè Harsel, who organises and leads it, gives the 20 to 30 participants a prompt. We then need to write something during a 25-minute period. Here is the result of mine. PROMPT: Write … Continue reading

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Nonviolent living

This video by Marshall Rosenberg is less than 6 minutes long, but in that short time it packs a message that would change our world if everyone applied it. Punishment and reward are the same thing. Both punish everyone. Humans … Continue reading

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My mob! Grandparents facing jail for climate protest

I want to translocate to Queensland to hug a bunch of 14 people my age, who are willing to spend three years in jail for their actions in protecting a future for our grandchildren. One man has a serious heart … Continue reading

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A young champion of the environment

Innes Fitzgerald looks like a future Olympic champion. Though only 16, she has done well in open international distance running events. All her photos are copyrighted, but if you look at this page (then click on Images) and know anything … Continue reading

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An empty chair will fill your heart

Imagine two nine-year-old boys going to a birthday party. The woman opening the door looks at them, and says to one, “Yes, you can come, but your friend cannot because I don’t have enough chairs.” Oh, the one who couldn’t … Continue reading

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