Penny Gill Teachings

Fear Shapes Our Lives

By PennyGill / July 3, 2015
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Nine people gathered in a circle to study their sacred scripture last week were murdered in Charleston, South Carolina. There are many ways to understand this horrifying event, as we’ve seen in commentaries from across the nation and around the …

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Which Place on Earth Do You Most Love?

By PennyGill / April 12, 2015
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I’ve been discussing Naomi Klein’s superb new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, with my first-year Mt Holyoke College students. ¬†Klein argues that our only hope of really solving the terrifying consequences of climate change is to radically …

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Enter the Silence

By PennyGill / August 18, 2012
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Are you weary and a bit frazzled? Too much to do and too little time? Give yourself this sweet gift. Create a space of silence for yourself – even a couple of hours, if not half a day or a …

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What is your image for self-surrender?

By PennyGill / April 26, 2012
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This has been a year of profound and sometimes wrenching transition for me, as I leave my long teaching life at Mount Holyoke and move towards something quite unknown. Sometimes I feel wonderful, life giving energy, and sometimes it is …

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The Wisdom of Slowing Down

By PennyGill / April 3, 2012
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Many of us, good and serious people that we are, believe we must constantly be engaged “making a difference in the world.”¬† We push ourselves relentlessly to do more, more effectively. After all the stakes are so high, and so …

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