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Fetzer Blog

Sep 25, 2014

It’s not just an opportunity to make a beautiful building, but it’s an opportunity to impact key areas of human life.

Sep 16, 2014

Interest in the topic of forgiveness has been on the rise—and markedly so since 1998. As a researcher, this has been extremely important to my work, but it’s also important for daily life.

Sep 11, 2014

Forgiveness. How many battles, deaths, destructions of societies could have been avoided over the millennia if forgiveness had been embraced as a mode of behavior?

Sep 29

The 3rd annual Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference will be held November 13-14 in San Francisco. Speakers include Karen Armstrong, Paul Ekman, Ph.D, Roman Krznaric, Emma Seppälä, Dr. Dan Siegel, and more. Details and registration at the link.

Sep 29

Monday inspiration: "We are all born with the muscles for #creativity." Another uplifting and thought-provoking video from RSA.

Sep 29

Being heard is so close to being #loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable. --David Augsburger Photo: John French via Unsplash.com

Sep 28

#Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us.--Alice Duer Miller Photo: Jan Erik via Unsplash.com

Sep 27

To be spontaneous is to escape the cage of the #ego by trusting that which is beyond the self. --John O'Donohue | Just curious...when are you most #spontaneous? Photo: Brooklyn Morgan via Unsplash.com

Sep 26

“Positive deviance and #dialogue” are being used by the Interfaith Encounter Association to help #Israelis and #Palistinians move from #fear, suspicion and hatred to relationships based on #understanding and respect. Learn more about our collaboration at the link.

Sep 26

Last year, we posed the question, "In a word (or a few), what's the connection between #love and #forgiveness?" We were so touched by the responses, we shared them on our blog. Our community has grown since then, so we are posing this anew. Before you look at the article, we invite you to share your response with us. http://bit.ly/1Dkx8pK

Sep 25

"Architecture is not just about design." MASS Design Group is at the forefront of a growing movement that is redefining #architecture to #empower people, improve #health and well-being, and positively impact the communities they serve. Find out about the work they do and how it impacts the people involved. #Rwanda #Haiti

Sep 25

#TBT In the mid-1970's, our founder, John Fetzer, introduced the practice of transcendental #meditation, on a voluntary basis, to #Detroit Tigers team members.

Sep 25

YOU ARE INVITED to an open house at GilChrist, our public retreat center, this Sunday, September 28 from 5 - 8 p.m. to celebrate nearly 20 years of witnessing people on their paths and the great courage that takes. At 6:00 p.m., we will have a short ceremony. If you’ve been to GilChrist, you're invited to bring written notes about blessings you have experienced at GilChrist in the past and your hopes for the future of GilChrist. Paper will be provided if you’d like to write your note that evening. We will collect these offerings as part of the ceremony. If you’re unable to attend, you may mail your note to be included in the ceremony and collected afterwards for the WindHill library. GilChrist's address is 56265 Day Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093. Before and after this time of reflection, we will be sharing food and friendship as fellow travelers on the path. Please RSVP as soon as possible by calling the GilChrist office at (269) 244-1130 and feel free to pass this invitation on to others as well. We hope to see you there, but even if you cannot come in person, know that your presence on the land here at GilChrist in the past and in the future is honored and appreciated.

Sep 25

A big #heart is both a clunky and a delicate thing; it doesn't protect itself and it doesn't hide. It stands out, like a baby's fontanel, where you can see the #soul pulse through. --Anne Lamott

Sep 24

Practice the art of #forgiveness and you may receive the gift of flight.

Sep 24

In this video, from our Consider Forgiveness series, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks discusses #forgiveness and #Jewish tradition, reminding us that “Harboring a grudge or a resentment is a terrible weight to carry around with you. You have to travel light in this world.” As Rosh Hashanah begins, we wish our #Jewish friends and neighbors around the world a Happy New Year and reflect on the gift of #forgiveness.

Sep 23

Can you step-up your #kindness, #gratitude, and #mindfulness for 21-days? Kind Spring invites us to join their Kindness Challenge starting October 2nd.

Sep 23

Academy Award® nominee Facing Fear will screen at the Message to Man Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 27th! It's part of a special program entitled "How Not To Kill Thy Neighbor: Against Hatred and Extremism."

Sep 23

When we are devoted to the development of kindness, we are no longer forcing ourselves into a mold we think we have to occupy; rather, it becomes a movement of the #heart so deep and subtle that it is like a movement of the sea close to the ocean floor, all but hidden yet affecting absolutely everything that happens above. That's the force of #kindness. --Sharon Salzberg Photo: Griffin Keller via Unsplash.com

Sep 22

"Even in the darkness there is #music. It is what makes us holy and good, moral and #compassionate, fully alive, aware, #kind." A beautiful reflection in preparation for the Jewish High Holidays. 2014 "Jewels of Elul" are here: http://huff.to/1rii9HP

Sep 22

The oaks and the pines, and their brethren of the wood, have seen so many suns rise and set, so many seasons come and go, and so many generations pass into silence, that we may well wonder what the "story of the trees" would be to us if they had tongues to tell it, or we ears fine enough to understand. --Charles R. Skinner | As we move from one season to another, nature provides us a beautiful reminder to take time to be still, to listen, to be with change. Photo: Dave Odette

Sep 21

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation...and that is called loving. Well, then, #love your #suffering. Do not resist it, do not flee from it. It is your aversion that hurts, nothing else. --Hermann Hesse Photo: Elaine Li via Unsplash.com

Sep 20

Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, #imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance. --Brené Brown Photo: Deborah Hosking

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Sep 29

Great line-up! Empathy & Compassion in Society Conference 11/13 & 14 in San Francisco. http://t.co/dNRtpqf1CZ @CompassioninSoc

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Sep 29

RT @DalaiLama: If you’re angry and resentful it’s like being part of a chain reaction; forgiveness puts a stop to anger, ill-will and a des…

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Sep 29

RT @theRSAorg: The #PowerToCreate is in all of us. We urgently need a society that lets us release it. http://t.co/WnChqC7SBJ

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Sep 29

#Interfaith encounters build common ground between #Palestinians and #Israelis http://t.co/OnCiBx0A59 @interfaithea

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Sep 29

MT @romankrznaric: The @EmpathyLibrary launches its first ever competition! http://t.co/sYO4na0PtP

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Sep 29

RT @theRSAorg: Can spirituality inform public policy? Yes, no, and maybe. http://t.co/wuQU95z4Qd

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Sep 29

Being heard is so close to being #loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable. --David Augsburger

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Sep 29

So fun! TY. RT @FredericBrussat: Celebrating kindness and courtesy! http://t.co/rVigrDkDkA

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Sep 28

#Love by #Design @MASSDesignLab is helping redefine #architecture to empower people & improve well-being. http://t.co/igDlFH5MNL

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Sep 27

To be spontaneous is to escape the cage of the #ego by trusting that which is beyond the self. --John O'Donohue

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