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Good Word of the Day // Doing Without

“We are happy in direct proportion to the things we can do without.” Henry David Thoreau
Everybody Now Climate Emergency and Sacred Duty We’ve caused a turning point in the Earth’s natural history. Everybody Now is a podcast about what it means to be human on the threshold of a global climate emergency, in a time of systemic injustice and runaway pandemics. Scientists, activists, farmers, poets, and theologians talk bravely and frankly about how our biosphere is changing, about grief and hope in an age of social collapse and mass extinction, and about taking action against all the odds. On 19th October 2020, Everybody Now is being released by podcasters all over the world as a collective call for awareness, grief and loving action. With contributions from: Dr. Gail Bradbrook – scientist and co-founder of Extinction Rebellion Prof. Kevin Anderson – Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester Dámaris Albuquerque – works with agricultural communities in Nicaragua Dr. Rowan Williams – theologian and poet, and a former Archbishop of Canterbury Pádraig Ó Tuama – poet, theologian and conflict mediator Rachel Mander – environmental activist with Hope for the Future John Swales – priest and activist, and part of a community for marginalised people Zena Kazeme – Persian-Iraqi poet who draws on her experiences as a former refugee to create poetry that explores themes of exile, home, war and heritage Flo Brady – singer and theatre maker Hannah Malcolm – Anglican ordinand, climate writer and organiser Alastair McIntosh – writer, academic and land rights activist David Benjamin Blower – musician, poet and podcaster Funding and Production: This podcast was crowdfunded by a handful of good souls, and produced by Tim Nash and David Benjamin Blower Permissions: The song Happily by Flo Brady is used with permission. The song The Soil, from We Really Existed and We Really Did This by David Benjamin Blower, used with permission. The Poem The Tree of Knowledge by Pádraig Ó Tuama used with permission. The Poem Atlas by Zena Kazeme used with permission. The Poem What is Man? by Rowan Williams from the book The Other Mountain, used with permission from Carcanet Press.
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  3. The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation with AJ Sherrill
  4. Death to Life with John S. Bower
  5. The Power of Ritual with Casper ter Kuile

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Good Word of the Day / The Guest House by Rumi

The Guest House by Rumi

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Final GTB

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