Books Behind Bars is an ongoing project of the Prison Mindfulness Institute in Deerfield, Massachusetts. I’m happy to say that Books Behind Bars is now one of Sweeping Heart Zen’s ongoing community service activities.
Every now and then someone shows me I can really open my heart. From my point of view, it’s wonderful and totally necessary to meet people who can inspire love in my life. Thinking about such inspiring people gives me the lift I need whenever I get a bit discouraged or when I try to improve even just my little piece of the world. I know I can always use some inspiration from life’s down-to-earth doers, from the true lovers of the world.
Last week “Giving Tuesday” got my attention for the first time. I love the idea, but I’ve been totally out of the loop. Where did “Giving Tuesday” come from? I’m interested to know because the world really needs our generosity right now. That’s because there’s a healing power in giving that’s way beyond the strength of greed and consumerism. Therefore, what I want to celebrate this holiday season is the healing power in giving.