Month: November 2016

Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant”, and yet change is usually something we resist. But, try as we might, we can’t hold on to anything—we age, relationships evolve, children get older and leave home, and jobs come and go. This sense of groundlessness can leave us feeling shaken. But, what if we could use this sense of groundlessness to cultivate a little more … Read More

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” –Victor Frankl Tomorrow Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving Day, and while for many it is a day of celebration and gathering together with loved ones, it can also be a day tinged with sadness and loss. We should never deny … Read More

Love trumps doctrine every time. -Vincent Harding My home (with two parents, three teenagers and a dog) feels like a microcosm of the macrocosm of our post-election environment—lots of ideas and opinions being expressed with a great deal of righteous indignation and very little love. When we shout statistics at each other, when we demand the right to be heard, when we are convinced that … Read More

let the healing begin…

In “Letters to a Young Poet”, Ranier Maria Rilke wrote: “For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but a preparation.” I refuse to give into despair, to fear or to believe in apocalyptic visions of our future. I refuse … Read More let the healing begin…

let the healing begin…

In “Letters to a Young Poet”, Ranier Maria Rilke wrote: “For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but a preparation.” I refuse to give into despair, to fear or to believe in apocalyptic visions of our future. I refuse … Read More let the healing begin…

Learning to stay…

Rumi wrote, “Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full.” We are at the beginning of a new month, a new season. The days are shorter, colder, darker, and beckon us to … Read More Learning to stay…