As anger at the taxpayer-funded salvage of America’s largest banks and most inefficient industries exploded into rage over enormous reductions in care to the most vulnerable people in America – the young, poor, ill, and frail – the focus of rage and ridicule has become Congress.In a simpler time, addressing self-serving members of Congress might… Continue reading Compassion and Congress
A thousand thanks to the people in Liberty Plaza and places like it who are giving voice to much that is destructive and painful about our social structures and what lies beyond them. Your presence and courage and commitment are water to the great tree of awareness and freedom that will grow if it is… Continue reading Occupy Wall Street – A Thousand Thanks
Windows are open wide in the Spring, carpets hang outside on the line, and the breeze is gentle and warm. It is the best time to rid yourself of unwanted accumulations, vacuum the dust, take down cobwebs, and challenge your fears. Anytime new insight replaces an old assumption or a fossilized perception is the Spring.… Continue reading SPRING CLEANING
I am so grateful for the many sharings I have received in celebration of my 70th birthday. They arrive daily from North America and around the world – Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, from young, middle-age, and elderly people, male and female. The flow of emails, video recordings, audio recordings, images, and poems… Continue reading RIVER OF LOVE
The first thing you can do is look inside yourself. Look at the emotions you feel. Were you shocked, overwhelmed, angered, righteous, grieved, humiliated, or despondent when you heard the news? Did you feel superior to the suicide bombers? Did you judge them contemptible? Did you want to go to war with them? Are you… Continue reading Paris – What Can I Do?
The great American president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, said at the beginning of World War II, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” That was a brave statement made from a five-sensory perspective to a five-sensory country in a five-sensory world. Human perception was limited to what we could see, hear, touch, taste, and smell.… Continue reading AFTER THE ELECTION – THE NEXT STEP
This is a moment in the history of America and the history of the world in which we are beginning to experience in intimately personal terms the extent to which fear controls our activities. We are realizing for the first time as a species that personal growth is not a shallow or inconsequential activity. It is necessary and powerful. We are also… Continue reading THE NEW ARENA
A new kind of power – authentic power – is replacing the old kind of power – external power. Authentic power is the ability to distinguish love from fear within yourself and choose love no matter what is happening inside you or what is happening outside you. External power is the ability to manipulate and… Continue reading SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND SEXUAL ABUSE