Codes of Conduct

Codes of Conduct for Life By Tanis Helliwell “Jesus was over the heads of his reporters.” Matthew Arnold Rules for success for our life and work appear to change through time, but in fact these codes of conduct endure for centuries. Some codes belong particularly to one culture and others transcend religious and geographical boundaries. Superficially, codes might appear…

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Uncage Your Heart

By Tanis Helliwell While I was teaching in Europe a little while ago I had a profound spiritual experience. As it was occurring two thoughts immediately came to my mind. The first was, “I’m not worthy,” and the second was “I’m not ready.” The experience happened anyway, so much for “I’m not ready.” Even as this was transpiring I…

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One Solution

The One Solution to Bring Peace By Tanis Helliwell Our Mutual Purpose as Humans At this momentous time in human history, let’s take a moment to think about our next step. Humans are training to be conscious creators who are able to work with divine laws. At present we may be only children in this process, but we have…

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Random Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness By Tanis Helliwell True generosity grows in us as our heart opens.  -Jack Kornfield Treating Everyone with Love and Respect Over the last few years I have asked thousands of people this question, “What did we have in the world ten years ago that you miss most now?” Their answer is always the same, “That…

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Für meine Mutter

Ein Tribut an meine Mutter, die einfach nie dazu gekommen ist! von Tanis Helliwell Meine Mutter starb vor ein paar Wochen. Ja, da gibt es diese Traurigkeit; doch im Ganzen gesehen bleibe ich mit einem Gefühl des Feierns zurück, dass Mama friedlich und schnell und ohne viel Getue gegangen ist, ganz so, wie sie auch ihr Leben gelebt hat. Alle, die Mama kannten, betrachteten sie als einen Menschen mit viel Humor, immer bereit...

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A Pilgrim’s Heart

By Tanis Helliwell “Whan that Aprille with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote And small fowles maken melodye That slepen al the nyght with open eye, So priketh hem nature in hir corages. Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages.”  —Chaucer, Canterbury Tales, 1387  Pilgrimages have existed since the dawn of time. People…

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Liebe, die in Strenge zum Ausdruck kommt

von Tanis Helliwell Ich habe eine Fantasievorstellung, na ja, eigentlich habe ich eine ganze Menge von Fantasievorstellungen, aber an einer würde ich euch gerne teilhaben lassen. Es könnte sein, dass meine Meinung einige Gefühle in euch aufwühlt, vorsichtshalber setzt ihr euch also lieber mal hin. Viele unserer geltenden Systeme funktionieren nicht. Schon seit langem habe ich das Gefühl, dass eines der...

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Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace: The Aftermath of 9/11 By Tanis Helliwell  The Situation What happened on September 11, 2001 in the US shook people in the developed world from their complacency. We’ve become increasingly aware of the shaky ground under our feet. Our values, how we share the Earth with others, and how to lead a compassionate life has become…

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