Tag: the personal is political is spiritual

Why is clairvoyance so impolite?

Why is clairvoyance so impolite?

When you were a small child, you might have been told to not stare at people, especially strangers, because it was impolite. You might have wondered what the big deal was – you were just looking, after all. If you’ve ever been stared at by […]

Inside gentleness there is great strength

Inside gentleness there is great strength

Gentleness is sometimes mistakenly interpreted as weakness. To a culture that prides itself on its show of strength, people who prefer to work in a gentle way are seen as being weak: unable to protect, defend, or fight for themselves. The prevailing wisdom in our […]

Destruction is not an enemy, but a gift

Destruction is not an enemy, but a gift

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that destruction is a recurring and uncontrollable part of life. So is creation, but destruction is the energy that gets the bad rap. Destruction is judged as a negative, an unnecessary evil, and it often gets mixed up with […]

What optimism does for us

On this 4th of July, this anniversary of a revolution in these United States, I’m inspired to share one of my favorite quotes about the political act of optimism, and how being optimistic even in dark times helps us evolve and grow. I would add […]

Who broke the rules?

One of my recent posts, ‘Who made the rules you follow?’, examined some of the unwritten social rules that we follow, both consciously and unconsciously. These rules are agreements by which we live our lives. As we have seen throughout human history, breaking a social […]

It takes nerve to work for peace

Do you have the nerve to demand peace from yourself? People who have the nerve to want peace enough to end their inner wars, will be on the front lines of peace. The fight for peace begins within each of us. Did you know that […]

Bring your spirit to the revolution

Many years ago, when I was in my 20’s, my friends and I would talk about the revolution that was to come. We believed that things weren’t right, there was so much pain on earth, and that the coming revolution would make everything fair and […]

Surrender is the skill to learn in the 21st century

Surrender Dorothy! The Wicked Witch of the West angrily blazed these words across the sky in black smoke. Oh no, surely surrender meant the end for poor Dorothy! Could she escape this one? Could she still win? Would anyone come to rescue her? Or would […]

The transformational power of love

The energy of love has great power to transform each human being on this planet. So does the energy of hate. In order to work its magic, love needs human beings to agree to have it, be it, become it. In order to work its […]

Optimism is a revolutionary and spiritual choice

Optimism is a revolutionary and spiritual choice

I am an optimist, happily so. I’ve been one my whole life, and expect to continue. I feel fortunate and grateful that I tend to look on the sunny side, even when there’s nothing but clouds. If the glass looks empty, I have no doubt […]