The Vase Almost three years ago, an elderly holy man and artist I was acquainted with was...
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As Love meets Love in form, as it recognizes itself, it spreads everywhere waking itself up to its...
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." ~ George Santayana It feels as...
Recently, I had a morning conversation with my New Republic of the Heart dyad partner about prayer...
After studying and contemplating racism in the United States, the pandemic, the Shoah, Apartheid, Central American internal wars, Irish strife, and South American death squads, all I can say is: I still do not understand.
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Outside my work-space windows there is a view of trees; trees that are beautiful now in mid-June,...
On the afternoon of Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, I sat down at my sewing machine to make a wall...
The book tells the incredible story of eight private citizen-patriots who, in 1971, achieved what the checks and balances of the United States government was too timid to do: reveal a massive campaign of criminal suppression of American citizens by J. Edgar Hoover’s secret FBI.
I'm grateful to have found a community of people in the New Republic of the Heart who are willing...
Trevor Noah interviewed Marianne Williamson on The Daily Show on August 11, 2019. With no...
He had knelt in front of her before Praising her beauty in all her multifaceted forms And giving...
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Welcome to Voices of the New Republic of the Heart, a community blog sparked by the vision of a worldwide community that cares for its people, planet and resources, both inner and outer, in a deep and sustainable way. We invite you into this conversation.
Everyone who posts here will do so from a personal point of view, however the general orientation will continually circle around this calling and how we can collectively foster it’s evolution going forward. All voices matter. All contributions are an integral part of the future we will weave together, though none of us know going into it exactly what form that may take.
While this conversation may seem wide beyond comprehension, and any potential conclusions seemingly far from reach, we know only to start where we are, with those that are here, bringing to the table what thoughts, inspirations, ideas, and threads of possibility that arise among us, and see what viable actions may rise out of that.
And it’s heartening to know that we are not just a lone group with a very daunting mission. We are unique in our focus and style, but we are not without contemporaries who are separated from us amidst varying degrees of ignorance, malevolence and confusion in the world. As our network evolves and expands, it is in our DNA to reach out, and to join and collaborate with them in this mission. Within this crucible, we cannot help but weave a future worthy of all our efforts.
This forum was inspired by the principles and ideas outlined in the book A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries – A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change by Terry Patten. Terry’s book spawned our budding venture to help evolve a truly and literal New Republic of the Heart. While Terry’s work provides an extensive foundation and a roadmap for this journey, it is merely the beginning of a vast and unknown trek that we all will be taking together. Join our conversation in a way that is authentic for you, seeing it is a piece to a mysterious puzzle we are all presently driven to solve.