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MAY 16TH, 2017
Walking in a World On Fire – Part 1
These days it can be tempting to withdraw from the world. The challenges seem insurmountable. Yet, never has Life felt more precious than right now. The sense of what is at stake, what might be lost makes the spring flowers especially beautiful. We are called at this moment, unlike any in human memory, not to withdraw, but to use all our experience, collective consciousness and technology to walk an unknown path through the eye of a needle. In a world on fire we are called to be cool water.
In this edition of Kosmos Online we explore ways of walking – as pilgrim, as nomad, as engaged activist. Threaded through these stories is an imperative, a spiritual duty to truly 'see' the world at this moment in time. In Valerie Brown's article, fresh from the new issue of Kosmos Journal, she says:
Pilgrimage, a special kind of travel, is a physical, geographical, and spiritual effort. It is the individual and collective search for the sacred, where spiritual experience and geography converge. The pilgrimage road, the path, the physical journey, is the outward manifestation and, for me, is laden with abundant lessons about life and about activism.
To love the world we must know the world and let the world know us deeply. That's how transformation happens. Also from the newest issue of Kosmos Journal, nomadic sojourners Sesto and Gabriele Castagnoli share:
When I listened to the people we met on our pilgrimage so far, it seems to me that, yes, we have affected some. They are astonished and ask, "Is it possible to live like this?" It may affect them more as they start to think more about it. They may lose fear and gain faith. Definitely, I think the exchanges with the people we met and still meet are very deep and touch their souls.
We would love to hear about your journey in the world, how you walk your truth. In the next edition of Kosmos Online, we'll share some of your words and pictures along with more stories from Kosmos Journal about the intersection of place and purpose. Please walk with us as a Community Member, if you have not yet done so. Also only 10% of you are Kosmos Journal Subscribers, (a very special 10%). Another 10% would make all the difference in the world to Kosmos.
Blessings for your journey,
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A look back, from Kosmos Journal FALL | WINTER 2012
I am a young woman currently on a global pilgrimage—a philosophical, cultural, and spiritual inquiry that is deeply intertwined with the engagements of everyday life.
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