Society & Culture
Embodying Reverence for All Life!
Aired Monday, 23 February 2015, 7:00 PM ET Albert Schweitzer said, “I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.” Everyone and everything is so unique. No one looks exactly alike. No one thinks exactly alike. No one does everything exactly the same. Everyone has UNIQUE gifts, UNIQUE talents. Appreciating the UNIQUENESS of OURSELVES along with EVERYONE and EVERYTHING ELSE in the world helps us develop a reverence for life. Mother Teresa said, “The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small.” In today’s program we will extend this circle to encompass all life everywhere! We’ll recognize, honor, and cherish each other for the incredible beings we ARE! Pierre Teilhard De Chardin said, “We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.” Todays program is for parents and children. We’ll share ways you and your children can develop a reverence for yourselves and all of life. Jiddu Krishnamurti said, “If you lose touch with nature you lose touch with humanity. If there’s no relationship with nature then you become a killer; then you kill baby seals, whales, dolphins, and man either for gain, for ‘sport’, for food, or for knowledge. Then, nature is frightened of you, withdrawing its beauty.” There will be guided visualizations, storytelling, and sharing’s where you and your children can tangibly experience the reverence of your hearts and souls. The refrain to one of my favorite songs goes like this: “Because the One I love lives inside of you, I lean as close to you as I can.” This is how we feel when we have reverence for and show reverence to everyone. Today’s program will help you and your children embody and radiate reverence, like rays of life-sustaining sunshine, as you navigate the unchartered waters of daily living with clarity, confidence, and ease. Mahatma Gandhi said, “In this scheme there is nothing low, nothing high. For all is one, though we seem to be many.” Join us whether you are a parent, grandparent, caretaker, educator, expectant parent, or simply someone who wants to live a conscious and productive life with rewarding relationships–together we will explore the Wonders of Embodying Reverence for All Life!view more
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