“What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and … Continue reading a contemplation of peace
I don’t want to write about my anger. It isn’t pretty. It isn’t nice. It is messy. Anger has really showed its ugly head lately and it is devastating. Emotionally and physically, I have crashed and I am trying not to give up. First of all, there is physical pain. I can’t get surgery scheduled … Continue reading the one I don’t want to post!
It's amazing what resources you have. Wherever you are, and, wherever you find yourself planted, may you flourish. Your capacity to overcome obstacles is amazing. And, I believe in you. Look at how far you have come. We need to be reminded and encouraged to persist and to not give up. Walking recently by the bay, … Continue reading Right where you are
A 12 year old girl brought a loaded gun to a school that went off accidentally and hits other children. 12 years old. We won't count all the school shootings now. We won't allow ourselves to dissolve into a shouting match of blame and anger. Let's just be with this for a moment. Let's … Continue reading The posture of peace
DON'T SAY WHAT IS THE USE OF ME ALONE BEING PEACEFUL WHEN EVERYONE IS FIGHTING YOU ARE NOT ONE YOU ARE A THOUSAND JUST LIGHT YOUR LANTERN. Rumi
This is the season of giving and for some, it can put a terrible pressure on the wallet. So, it is also a good time to rethink generosity and to find a way to give generously and joyfully. I used to work at a public health clinic in Palm Beach County in the 80's. It … Continue reading Generosity
I am sitting here in this quiet sanctuary with a chant softly playing in the background. I sigh with deep gratitude for this space, for this moment in which to lay my grief. There are no words, although many have been shouted out across the divide we have made. There is nothing to be said, … Continue reading Many forms; still ONE