Don’t look now,
but it’s safe
to look in your mailbox
both virtual and literal. . .
Now that the Holidays are safely behind us
we don’t have to worry about
that nicely begs
and not-so-nicely guilts us into
G I V I N G
and it happens from
(BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY)
all the way through the last second of the
(so we might get that much needed tax deduction)
u n t i l
Thursday, December 24, 2020
when I got
from Frank Ostaseski
We have an unusual year-end request.
Please don’t make a contribution to the Metta Institute in 2020.
Instead, in the spirit of Metta, which translates as benevolence and loving-kindness, please make a gift to your local food bank, the COVID-19 Resource Fund, or buy a bag of groceries for a neighbor.
Those living paycheck to paycheck or experiencing homelessness are hit the hardest when disaster strikes. They can no longer afford food, rent, and childcare. Right now, we need to provide the basic essentials needed for our fellow human beings’ survival.
Months of isolation exacerbates the pre-existing crisis of loneliness which poses a grave threat to public health in our country. For many, this gives rise to a distinct yearning for community. Something within each of us cries out for belonging. When we lend a hand, listen generously, or open our hearts to the 10,000 joys and sorrows, we find ourselves in each other. Please try to make kind connections with those who are isolated.
Metta Institute will be fine. We have temporarily eliminated all salaries and reduced our operational costs to a bare minimum. We look forward to receiving your support in 2021. In the meantime, we will continue to offer free online programs to support first responders, healthcare workers in crisis, and so many across the globe coping with the pervasive experience of loss.
May you live with peace and ease. May you be healthy and safe. May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within. May you be embraced by belonging.
On behalf of our Graduates, Faculty, Staff, and Board of Directors of the Metta Institutewww.mettainstitute.org
|Frank Ostaseski | PO Box 2710, Sausalito, CA 94966|
My first reaction:
“THIS IS BRILLIANT”
“You make people give by inviting them
. . .pretty cynical even for a most awesome
Christmas Eve Moment, huh?
But I know Frank:
I’ve heard him speak several times
is always to
start a ripple
LIVE A COMPASSIONATE LIFE
BE A HEALING COMPANION
S H A R E
I prayerfully donated to
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank
COVID-19 Resource Fund
The City Mission
a n d
The Metta Institute
My deepest Response:
G R A T I T U D E