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Resilience Circles Poetry

Gary Horvitz of the Resilience Circle in Albany, CA, compiled this collection of poetry to be used in Resilience Circles. Thanks Gary! Download the Poetry.

Turning to One Another, by Meg Wheatley

There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about. Ask: “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking. Notice what you care about. Assume that many others share your dreams. Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters. Talk to people you know. Talk to people you don’t know. Talk to […]

Session 3: Adrienne Rich, “All I Cannot Save” and UN Environmental Sabbath Program, “A Prayer of Sorrow”

ATTACHMENT 3-4A Reading Adrienne Rich:  All I Cannot Save   Excerpt from Natural Resources in The Dream of a Common Language, (Norton, 1978), p. 67.     My heart is moved by all I cannot save So much has been destroyed I have to cast my lot with those, who, age after age, Perversely, with […]

Go In Peace, by Mark L. Belletini

Go in peace. Live simply, gently, at home in yourselves.
Act justly.
Speak justly.

The Larger Circle, by Wendell Berry

We clasp the hands of those that go before us,
And the hands of those who come after us.

To Be of Use, By Marge Piercy

The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.

All I Cannot Save, Adrienne Rich

My heart is moved by all I cannot save So much has been destroyed I have to cast my lot with those, who, age after age, Perversely, with no extraordinary Power, reconstitute the world. Excerpt from Natural Resources in The Dream of a Common Language, (Norton, 1978), p. 67.

On Waking, John O’Donohue

I give thanks for arriving Safely in a new dawn, For the gift of eyes To see the world, The gift of mind To feel at home In my life. The waves of possibility Breaking on the shore of dawn, The harvest of the past That awaits my hunger, And all the furtherings This new […]

Rabbi Jonah Dev Pesner: Writing a Shared Story

Adapted from the Invocation by Rabbi Pesner at the Inauguration of Governor Deval Patrick, January 2007.

LEADER:

In the Talmud, the ancient rabbis teach that whenever we encounter a large gathering of people, it is appropriate to offer the following blessing:

The Ancient Redwood Trees of Northern California

The ancient redwood trees of Northern California, Huge as they are, Have very shallow root systems. Yet they cannot be blown over by the strongest wind. The secret of their stability is The interweaving of each tree’s roots with Those that stand by it. Thus, a vast network of support is formed Just beneath the […]

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