Stillness

Non-doing has nothing to do with being indolent or passive. Quite the contrary. It takes great courage and energy to cultivate non-doing, both in stillness and in activity. Nor is it easy to make a special time for non-doing and to keep at it in the face of everything in our lives which needs to … More Stillness

Desiderata Unraveled

I bought a copy of Desiderata by Max Ehrmann at The Old Curiosity Shoppe in Seattle while I was still in high school. I have no idea what happened to that small piece of parchment with the handwritten calligraphy.  I am sure it got lost along with much of the detritus of my childhood. Still, the … More Desiderata Unraveled

Joining the Quiet Revolution

By Shavawn M. Berry In my classes on Tuesday this week, I discussed an article that had appeared in the New York Times Sunday January 15, 2012. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/opinion/sunday/the-rise-of-the-new-groupthink.html    The Op Ed piece, written by Susan Cain, outlined the virtues and values of introverts – who need solitude and silence – in order to think, … More Joining the Quiet Revolution