Dear Readers,

LILIPOH celebrates its 25-year anniversary this year!

Many of you might be reading this issue as a “sample” copy that you picked up at your local clinic or school. Did you know that LILIPOH subscribers are necessary to the success and continuation of our publication?

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We are honored to have cover art from a gentleman named Jimmy who has been studying with the Anthroposophical Prison Outreach program for four years. In my opinion, this is one of the most important anthroposophic programs in the US.

Spouses, family members, and caregivers will find a wealth of supportive material in this issue’s section on Palliative Care.

I always have to remind myself that it is such a privilege to have the time to devote to studying the topics that come forward through the pages of LILIPOH. We gain insights and can make inner progress by studying subjects of a spiritual nature and practicing meditation work, but it does not put us above or outside the challenges we face socially and politically. It doesn’t give us a pass to look the other way since we are working on a “higher” purpose.

On that note, I want to share a valuable new resource from the Portland-based Western States Center whose mission is: “to strengthen inclusive democracy so that all people can live, love, and work free from fear.” The organization has developed a new toolkit focused on combatting the rise of white nationalism and bigoted extremism. It called “Confronting White Nationalism in Schools.” It is available free as a pdf or $10 for a printed copy at www.westernstatescenter.org.

May the insights and understanding we gain always form the basis for helping others, for building bridges, and over-coming judgement. What comes to mind is the Tibetan Buddhist practice called dedication of merit. What we gather from our striving for spiritual attainment is turned outward, and it is dedicated to the benefit of others.

Editor Christy Korrow