Author Archive | Christina

When houseguests of all sorts are radically welcomed, then we have a chance at peace

This #thankyouthursday, I am grateful for houseguests. Specifically, I am grateful for the understanding that houseguests are meant to be welcomed, no matter who they are. I am in part referring to the Rumi poem I hope you are already familiar with the words of “The Guest House,” but just in case you’re not I will place […]

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My relationship with Facebook is really not so complicated.

This #thankyouthursday, I am grateful for Facebook. Facebook: Love it or leave it. (jk, you can’t really leave it) I get the feeling it’s not cool to sincerely appreciate Facebook. Like, it’s so full of false information. And it’s such a distraction. An echo chamber. Just a bunch of people talking about themselves without really listening to anyone […]

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Satyagraha is a force for love and all of us can live it

Satyagraha is a Sanskrit term Gandhi coined in support of nonviolence, and I want it to be my life. Pursuing a desire for nonviolence This past weekend, Greenpeace hosted a workshop on nonviolent resistance, and as soon as I heard about it (via Marianne Williamson’s weekly livestream), I knew I ought to attend. Because while I don’t particularly […]

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We can have faith in the cloudy times as well as the clear ones, especially when we take loving action

Faith in the future has saved me before. “I have faith in the future I cannot see” is an affirmation that was important to me during an incredibly challenging time. In the midst of turmoil, I had no idea how anything could possibly turn out okay. And yet I was desperate for things to turn […]

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During this self-imposed retreat I am learning that Past Me is smart and has good taste, which helps Present Me have faith in Future Me

I am away on retreat right now, and because I am grateful and want to share it with you, I hereby present my view: I could certainly get used to a vantage point of lush trees, a placid lake, and a stunning sky, and yet I am quite aware that my experience here is temporary. To […]

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Sunlight of the spirit is the most beautiful light to ever shine on anything (in my humble opinion)

Whether or not you believe in god, you kinda have to believe in sunlight, right? I am so grateful for sunlight. It helps me have faith. I get by just fine on rainy days, but there is nothing like waking up to the bright possibility that sunshine so often seems to promise. So it’s not surprising that […]

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Tiny triumphs pave the way to big change, whether you are leaving your job or addressing addiction

In a couple weeks, I am taking a big leap: leaving my job and following my heart. And tiny triumphs are paving my way. In particular, yesterday I drank tea. It felt like major victory. I love coffee soooo much Coffee is not my friend. It makes me uptight and anxious and occasionally short-tempered and […]

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