Inner Peace

Inner Peace

Inner Peace: Practicing silence

Annie Katz: “No computers, no TV, no phone, and no car. No conversations with people, animals, or inanimate objects. No reading, writing, or mumbling to myself. No narrating my plans, beliefs, or opinions. No mental chatter. No coffee.”

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Inner Peace: Uncovering our child awareness

Jim Hawes: “One can be so depressed, angry, or agitated about their life that they surrender and find themselves in a different state of conscious awareness. Here at this very moment, we are the Child Awareness.”

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Inner Peace: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Diane Fisher: “When we think of making a difference or going out into the world to do good, so often we think it must be far reaching or grand to be impactful. We need the constant reminder that it is actually the small, thoughtful actions that each of us take every day that change the world for the better.”

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Inner Peace: Out beyond …

Jim Hatton: “Go beyond a male God and a female Goddess there is a field; Out beyond strength and weakness there is a field; Out beyond truth and falsehood there is a field.”

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Inner Peace: My long journey in Presence

Edward Hirsch: “I realized that I was bringing something original into the world, which I found nowhere else. I was deeply dedicated to providing a vehicle for what was being revealed to me, and evolving within me.”

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Inner Peace: What to take to the reunion?

Sally McKirgan: “It was ‘I’ who had judged these people so many years ago. Before I left, I decided it was time to drop all former judgments. I should call them misjudgments or missed judgments. We cannot really judge, because we don’t really know.”

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Inner Peace: Sacred mystery

Edward Hirsch: “By Sacred Mystery, I would call people not to a doctrine, but precisely the opposite, to a sense of openness and reverence before the Mystery that cannot be confined within any doctrine. This doesn’t mean it’s a free-for-all, it’s just that, while we can respect many views, we can also declutch the grasping mind that needs that sense of certainty in the face of insecurity and not knowing.”

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Inner Peace: Inner peace from outer space

Victoria Leo: “Psychologists help us to put our troubles in perspective by getting us to think of our dilemmas in a larger context. The immeasurable universe above us is the largest possible context.”

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OHRA mission: Moving people from crisis to stability

Options for Helping Residents of Ashland purchased an underutilized Ashland motel and transformed it into The OHRA Center: a year-round low-barrier shelter with 52 rooms for guests; a resource center with a professional staff of six to assist anyone seeking help with rent, jobs, utilities, benefits and more; and a permanent home for the shower trailer.

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