Le paysan (The Countryman)
24 min

Cédric Herrou lived a quiet life as an olive farmer on the border between France and Italy until he began to offer shelter for hundreds of migrants struggling to cross into France. But when the French state took him to court for his actions, it would take Cédric and a small community of volunteers to convince a nation that freedom should know no borders. Study materials and a transcript of this episode are available at https://podcast.duolingo.com.

The Mindful Minute
The Mindful Minute
Meryl Arnett
Contentment for the Holidays
Somehow, the holidays are upon us... and, for many of us, this year's holidays won't look quite the same. Perhaps they will be smaller, more intentional, or quieter.⁠ ** Some of us will appreciate this smaller, quieter time. Some of us will ache for what we wish we could do. Likely, we will all experience a mix of the two. ** As we approach the holidays in the time of Corona, I thought it worthwhile to spend some time reflecting on contentment. ⁠ Discontentment is the illusion that there can be something else in the moment. Something is missing and if I just had THAT then I could be happy… ** Contentment is understanding that the moment is complete. Just as it is. ** This can be difficult to believe when the moment isn't 100% comfortable, but this is our practice. Pause long enough to notice what we think we are missing and to let ourselves rest inside the moment as it is. ** “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” ** ~Dale Carnegie ** May we all embrace the holiday season as it is this year, may we stay safe and healthy, and may we know we are loved. ** You can practice with me live each Monday as I record this podcast. My virtual meditation class includes time for Q&A and a chance to connect with me personally! https://www.union.fit/orgs/meryl-arnett **Use code: Mindful5 to get your first class for $5!** ** Even better, if you enjoyed today’s episode, leave me a review wherever you get your podcasts, screenshot it and send it to meryl@merylarnett.com to get your first live class with me FOR FREE! ** ***Did you know I have a FREE Meditation Starter Kit on my website merylarnett.com? It is full of my favorite tips, stories and ideas for starting and maintaining a daily meditation practice. Grab your copy today! --> http://bit.ly/meditationstarterkit *** ** Connect with me on Instagram {@merylarnett} to get bonus meditation tips, mini-meditations, and the occasional baby spam: https://www.instagram.com/merylarnett/ #meditatewithmeryl
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