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  • Just Look Around - A Devotion
    Just Look Around - A Devotion
    Luke 6:28-31 (NLT)Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away...
  • Megan and mother
    Disabled teen kicked out of 'family restaurant' for being too noisy
    I can't recall a story this revolting since writing about theTSA's confiscating a 6-inch plastic toy hammer from a mentally challenged adultwho carried it everywhere with him as a "security blanket."This time, the concern was not...
  • Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva
    Dealing with difficult people the Buddhist way
    In the mundane world, we deal with difficult people almost on a daily basis. Whether they’re classmates, co-workers, bosses, neighbors, or random people – difficult people are everywhere! As Buddhist, we should know how to deal with...
  • Buddha and Jesus
    Buddhism and Christianity (or any other religion)
    Many visitors in the West that go to Buddhist temples are in factnot Buddhists. It's the simple curiosity of what Buddhism is, what Buddhist actually do, and what do they believe in that ignites people's curiosity to take action. This is a...
  • Pope Francis
    Imitate Christ in bringing hope to others, Pope says.
    In his homily for Daily Mass yesterday in the St. Martha Residence chapel, Pope Francis said that the People of God can give hope to the world by imitationg Christ in his closeness to and compassion for his people by having that same closeness to...
  • Adorable dog and deer hug
    Compassionate veganism begins from the heart
    After seeing many disturbing gruesome images being shared on Facebook recently by animal rights activists, I feel the need to share some loving gentle thoughts from my heart. I know animal rights activists have good humanitarian intentions and I...
  • Pope Francis greets paralytic man at Wednesday Audience
    Pope Francis greets paralytic man at Wednesday Audience
    At his Wednesday General Audience in the Vatican today, Pope Francis met with a man who is paralyzed from the neck down who literally risked his life just so that he might be able to see the Pontiff in person. Salvatore D'argento shared with...
  • Random acts of kindness
    Make the world more beautiful with random acts of kindness
    It’s inspiration Sunday here at SpaDelic and I hope you will enjoy our short post and YouTube video entitled Random Acts of Kindness.As we are all aware from constant negative reports on television, radio, social media, reality TV and most...
  • Robin Williams and National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    Understanding suicide; compassion for Robin Williams, and whole-person training
    **Update: Robin's widow has stated that he suffered from the early states of Parkinson's, shedding more light on his death. In addition, the actor's friend, Peter Coyote, who is a Zen Buddhist priest, posted the following remembrance...
  • 3-D image of Paleolithic child's skull reveals trauma, brain damage, says new study.
    What happened to the 100,000 year old Levantine child?
    What happened to the 100,000 year-old child? A 3-D image of this Paleolithic child's skull reveals trauma and brain damage. 3-D imaging provides new insights to a middle Paleolithic age child's skull trauma. Scientists wonder what happened...
  • Aim to live authentically, passionately and gracefully.
    8 lessons to live in life
    “A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart…Van GoetheRecently an article was posted on Huff Post Parents and I feel inspired to share the essence of the article, but with the caveat that the eight lessons listed are...
  • National anger changing tone of debate over illegal aliens
    National anger changing tone of debate over illegal aliens
    Sometimes it’s the smallest of news items that signal major changes in the national landscape. Take for instance the story by Politico on Tuesday regarding Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. He is often mentioned as a Democratic rival to...
  • O-Man Crying
    The healing powers of tears
    What is it about emotional tears that is so special? A biochemist will tell you that there are three kinds of tears: those required for normal lubrication, those caused by irritants, and tears brought about by strong positive or negative emotions....
  • The Dalai Lama
    Dalai Lama speaks on compassion and ethics in Livorno, Italy
    Daily as more violence erupts across the world the wise words of His Holiness the Dalai Lama aimed at helping to directmankind towards a more peaceful way of life are revered by Buddhists. Over 6000 followers of the Dalai Lama attended his talk in...
  • Student loan forgiveness and Economics of Compassion
    Student Loan Forgiveness and Economics of Compassion
    President Obama’s recent announcement of plans for student loan forgiveness comes at an opportune time especially for those already embracing the models of Economics of Compassion. Indeed one of the Work Circles of the Economics of...