Jan_ThomasWe’ve entered a new era of our existence in which our biosphere’s continued ability to sustain life is no longer assured, but must be worked for. We each have a role to play in this essential and sacred work of our time. What’s yours?

Browse this website for nuggets of ancient and contemporary wisdom to draw upon for our future-in-the-making.

Earth_Flag_Pic_2“We are all here to contribute our gifts toward something greater than ourselves, and will never be content unless we are.”

—Charles Eisenstein, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Magic_SunsetJAN’S BLOG – most recent post: Speaking Our Truths About the Climate Crisis: Recently I joined in a “Wisdom Circle for a World on Fire” convened by Shams Kairys and Cindy Spring—a space to join others in exploring our deepest thoughts and feelings about climate change.

Click here to learn more about my background that informs my social change communications work, my interfaith spiritual direction practice, and this website.


“In a dark time the eye begins to see.” (Theodore Roethke)

Browse wisdom quotes at

Gandhi • Peace Pilgrim • Grace Lee Boggs
  Charles Eisenstein • More Charles Eisenstein

  Sacred Song Delights • Familiar Comforting Hymns
Earth Songs and Chants  • Crooner Tunes and Musicals
Dad’s Classical Music Favorites • Quotes on the Soul of Music

Upanishads  • Vedanta • Bhagavad Gita
Hindu Song-Poems • Swami Kripalu

Dhammapada – Sayings of Buddha
Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara
The Songs of Milarepa • Zen Quotes

The Christian Bible • Mechthild of Magdeburg
Comforting Psalms • Quaker Quotes
Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Hazrat Inayat Khan • Mystics of Islam
The Qur’an

Guru Granth Sahib



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