Help Thy Brother’s Boat…

Help thy brother’s boat across, and lo! thine own has reached the shore. — Hindu Proverb I first read this in Proverbs To Live By: Truths That Live in Words, a book that my mom received as a gift in 1968.

Not a Job but a Calling — Marianne Williamson

For those who ask, “How do I make money…?” One of the most positive transitions you can make is from viewing your work as a job to viewing it as a calling. A job is an exchange of energy in which you do a material task and someone provides money in exchange. A calling, however, …

“Politics… should be the most heart-filled thing we do.” — Marianne Williamson

Spiritualist Marianne Williamson is running for Congress in California, hoping to bring more “heart” to the political process as an enlightened lawmaker. Williamson will run as an Independent, saying she doesn’t view incumbent Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) as her “opponent,” since the two are merely pursuing the same position. Hoping to keep the tone inspirational, her …

Congressional Candidate Marianne Williamson — “principles of non-violence to birth a new American politics.”

Marianne Williamson — excerpt from congressional campaign announcement: 20 October 2013 …At my Sister Giant Conference in Los Angeles last year, I urged almost two thousand women to consider running for office using the principles of non-violence to birth a new American politics. After experiencing the energy and enthusiasm of the conference, I spent long …

Right Livelihood for the Western Buddhist — Robert Aitken

“…Regrettably, social responsibility has been framed negatively in Buddhism so far. In setting forth ‘right livelihood,’ for example, the Buddha was explicit about wrong livelihood, such as butchering, bartending, manufacturing arms, guarding prisoners, and pimping. Yet the pursuit of such harmful occupations is surely just the most basic kind of transgression. It seems to me …