Arianna Huffington’s Commencement Speech, Smith College

“…I beg you: don’t buy society’s definition of success. Because it’s not working for anyone. It’s not working for women, it’s not working for men, it’s not working for polar bears, it’s not working for the cicadas.” (Arianna Huffington’s Commencement Speech On ‘Redefining Success: The Third Metric’ by World News May 19, 2013 at 5:19 am)

“…So find your place to stand — your place of wisdom and peace and strength. And from that place, lead the third women’s revolution and remake the world in your own image, according to your own definition of success, so that all of us — women and men — can live our lives with more grace, more joy, more empathy, more gratitude, and yes, more love. ” (ibid)

By clicking on the following link you can read Arianna Huffington’s commencement speech to 2013 Smith College graduates where she talks about her new definition of success. Many people define success by how much money they have or how many people answer to them. Passionists don’t of course, but they do profess what she suggests as a third metric to this success formula, remembering to take care of yourself by getting enough sleep, staying connected to yourself, being able to wonder and have compassion. Of course she does this much better than my few words here. Enjoy her articulate proposal and let us know what you think.

http://www.newsits.com/good-news/arianna-huffingtons-commencement-speech-on-redefining-success-the-third-metric/#.Ua-3LJUyRH0

A New Chapel Page for our Blog

Welcome this week to our new online chapel. Fundamental to the Passionists’ way of life is prayer and meditation, especially on the cross of Jesus. In this virtual chapel, we invite you to voice your personal needs and concerns as well as to share the fruits of your meditation on the Cross. You enter the Chapel by clicking on “Chapel” above. Once there, you can enter any and all your prayer requests by clicking on “Leave a comment”. You also might want to share a reflection on the Cross, especially as you see it being experienced in our world today by again clicking on “Leave a comment” or by commenting on someone else’s share. Finally, this would also be a good place to share how your community prays when you come together. You can share this by again, clicking on “Leave a comment”.