Humans are complicated, they are layered, like Ogres. Maybe people are ogres. We hungrily devour those who’s words and behaviors are incongruent with our value systems.
When we take this approach of being a community of people experiencing this together, we can shift from fear to responsibility.
How to do we cope when life tosses a balloon full of oil-based paint into the cogs of our daily groove.
Last night I instigated a conversation with my work friend about sexual consent. It was fascinating to hear everyone else’s viewpoint. Everyone has an opinion based on their specific life experience. The trick is to find the commonalities of our beliefs. When we do that, we find commonalities in each other. When we stubbornly refuse […]
Morgan Freeman hosts a show called “The Story of God” where he goes around asking religious leaders, scholars and scientists about things like eternity, creation, Armageddon and the like. It’s fascinating and I highly recommend it. On one episode he is talking to a the Karmapa about mediation. Freeman says, “Will you teach me about […]
“I should have just paid for the damn Uber.” My friend had been planning her trip to the airport for a week. NOTHING was going according to plan, it was like the whole Universe was saying, “Give it up! Let me drive!” Public transportation was 45 minutes delayed due to mechanical difficulties, and she missed […]
Allowing God’s spirit to do those things within me that I absolutely would prefer not to do takes an enormous amount of willingness on my part.
“Imagine all the people, living life in peace” – John Lennon I feel like there is a movement within American culture that seeks to control and shape the society. This movement has created a whole segment of people who are suffering from a sense of false enlightenment. I say “false” because this form of enlightenment […]
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies out growth and our freedom.” Victor Frankl My friend was pulling out of the driveway with her son in the car. Her sweet husband was in the yard and noticed that the dog […]
“Be the river and not the reed.” We stood on the bridge watching the people on inner tubes navigate a small section of shallow white water. Most of the tubes were tethered together in pairs. Most of the pairs had one guy with a stick used to help navigate the hazards in the river. There […]