Check this out from the BBC , or this one from The Guardian, or this from the University of Oxford. Three reputable sources with the same story – the cuts in the United Kingdom have been disastrous — they have … Continue reading How We Can Do It
You know how God is described as big and omnipotent? I find it interesting people want to be big and omnipotent too. It makes me wonder if there are spiritual genes. Genes passed to us from whatever created us, God or whatever … Continue reading Spiritual Genes
And since time can move me toward acceptance, but too much time can whiz me right past it, time is not the ‘key’ to acceptance. It is a constant effort which I believe has many facets – not the least of which is play or fun. It turns out, intensity does not lead me to acceptance either. It seems to come in a relaxed but aware state. Continue reading What Is Acceptance, Really?
There is no dignity in looking the other way while someone harms others with the blessing of an organization which claims to serve them. Continue reading Silence – Not Consent
We simply cannot put down ind new roots, find a new basis for living, if we are still attached to something that does not exist anymore. It is like grieving that never ends. We refuse to move on, and as a result we cannot experience all that life has to offer us. Continue reading The Argument To Not Give Up
Growth for me is not linear or always forward moving. I can get excited, jump here and there, get super angry and lose focus and then collapse, out of breath and finally able to find some introspection about whether anything I did made sense or made progress or was even viable. Continue reading Little By Little I Grow, To and Fro
When we can identify with each other it is a good thing – we are more human to each other and as a result we consider each others needs in addition to our own. But I can’t identify without communication. I can’t guess what your experience is (I mean, I can guess, but I will probably get it very wrong). So tell me what you are feeling, what you are about, what you believe in, what makes you You. Continue reading If It’s Not Me – It’s You
Dear young person in the restaurant, I don’t ever want to have to have a conversation with you where you are struggling against the ablistic ideas which are pumping so strongly through your veins that you think the proper option might be death rather than to reconsider those ideas and ideals. I don’t ever want your life at risk because society has told you my life is so damn awful it’s amazing I haven’t killed myself already. Continue reading Dear Young Person In the Restaurant
Ultimately, it came down to this: Do I choose to be trapped by my and society’s determinations of what I can and cannot do based on my ability to conform to regimen (which I had come to expect of others as well), or would I rather find some acceptance about my inability to engage in regimen, and in doing so, become open to new ways of continuing my contribution to life? Continue reading From Regimen to Discipline – Journeying to Acceptance (rewrite March 19, 2017)
Years ago I worked with teenagers at youth camps. I would also help them to create various experiential workshops based on the camp theme the youth had selected the year before. Then, shortly after entering college, I decided to try my hand at … Continue reading If It Feels Good…Do It!