Thursday, September 15, 2016


Our Executive Chef Kevin was scheduled to speak, but was unable to attend and Father Blizzard spoke about Names in UD Chapels.  Father Blizzard shared What is in our names? He is trying to find a name for his 5th child, a baby boy.  At MD Chapel, Father Blizzard share the Sage video.

The Global Unity Compassion Games:  Mission 5

For Reflection: Before you move on to Mission #5, reflect on yesterday's mission. What was it like to think about bumble bees and their unbreakable connection to each other and to flowers in a new way? How did you feel realizing that you are also a special part of a superorganism - the human family - just like bees? Knowing this, did you feel more inspired to be generous toward others? Share your reflections on the Compassion Report Map!
Agents, our fifth mission is to uncover the truth and unleash the power of happiness.
For many years, Agents, fields of science such as psychology, sociology, and medicine primarily focused on the study and treatment of pathologies, a scientific word that means the study of the causes and effects of disease, illness, and disorder such as depression, chronic anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.  Over time, however, people realized that you cannot solely focus on disease to understand what it truly means to be healthy and well. This is because being healthy is not simply the absence of disease, but the PRESENCE of other, vital qualities of life that lead to good health and to happiness.  Positive psychology believes that if we can study and treat illness, we can study and PROMOTE wellness. And, by promoting wellness, we can prevent illness to reduce it from happening, while being better equipped to help those who do get sick heal and recover!
Agents, your mission today is to allow yourself to have an experience that brings you genuine happiness.

Genuine happiness has nothing to do with our image, our status, or our money. Rather, it comes from a sense of being deeply connected to others. We also feel it when we are in a state of "flow", a state of being fully engaged in an activity that we love to do while we are being challenged to grow in new and exciting ways. And we experience genuine happiness when we feel that we are part of something bigger than ourselves, and that we feel we are giving back to the world with our gifts!

We each deserve to experience all of these conditions for genuine happiness!

In the following video, Agents Oprah Winfrey and Louie Schwartzberg will guide us through the mystery and science behind happiness.

Team Gratitude Revealed with Oprah Winfrey and Louie Schwartzbeg has received the Compassion Torch from the Greater Good Science Center! Gratitude Revealed has been bringing us the power, science, and mystery behind gratitude with Louie Schwartzberg's remarkable time-lapse photography and gifts for storytelling.

Find out more about the beautiful work of
Louie Schwartzberg and Gratitude Revealed here!

UN's Sustainable Development Goal:

Good Health and Well-Being
The Sustainable Development Goals make a bold commitment to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other communicable diseases by 2030. The deaths of millions can be avoided through prevention and treatment, education, immunization campaigns, and sexual and reproductive healthcare. The aim is to achieve universal health coverage, and provide access to safe and affordable medicines and vaccines for all. Supporting research and development for vaccines is an essential part of this process as well.
Good Health and Well-Being is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve the global unity that we seek.

Learn more about the targets for this Goal here.