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Interfaith Reflection: Raimon Panikkar

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“Religion is not an experiment, it is an experience of life through which one is part of the cosmic adventure.”             Raimon Panikkar

Spiritual Reflection – Goldie Hawn

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The lotus is the most beautiful flower whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud – the obstacles of life and its suffering. The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share no matter what our stations in life… whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles – sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one.

– Goldie Hawn

Interfaith Reflection: Jonathan Sacks

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‘God has given us many faiths but only one world in which to co-exist. May your work help all of us cherish our commonalities and feel enlarged by our differences.’

– Lord Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations

Spiritual Reflection: Hazrat Inayat Khan

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I have known good and evil,
sin and virtue, right and wrong;
I have judged and been judged;
I have passed through birth and death,
joy and sorrow, heaven and hell;
and in the end I realized
that I am in everything
and everything is in me.

 Hazrat Inayat Khan

Spiritual Reflection – Rachel Carson

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There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature ~ the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after the winter.  Those who dwell…among the beauties and  mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.  

– Rachel Carson

Interfaith Reflection: Reverend Gail Seavey

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The darkness and light of the sky and the earth must yield to one another for the natural world to continue turning in its cyclical rhythms; the light of the ego must yield to the darkness of death for wisdom to be born; the dark of the flesh and the light of spirit must yield one to the other for the holy to incarnate, the pains felt in the dark by culturally repressed people must yield to the light to give birth to peace.

– Reverend Gail Seavey

Interfaith Reflection – Marianne Williamson

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We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

– Marianne Williamson