Do I not destroy my enemy when I make him my friend? Abraham Lincoln If you're near middle age -- or even if you're not-- you may recognize the band in this image: Public Enemy. For the past several months many factors have had me thinking about enemies, and how we make differences into terms … Continue reading Enemy or ‘straw man’?
We are never so defenseless against suffering, as when we love. -Sigmund Freud As all of us know there are many deaths that befall us in our lifetime — the most feared, perhaps, being our physical death. So wounding is the loss of someone we love, so painful as we rest him or her back … Continue reading Ordinary narcissism: True & false specialness
We often say we want to grow. The question is are we willing to do what it takes. It’s easy to read books or hear talks or read blogs. It’s hard to look within, take stock of ourselves and quietly apply ourselves to genuine change, genuine soul work. It requires movement away from what we’re … Continue reading Put out into the Deep
“I have lost so many opportunities. They’re like trains I just LET go by! How did I let this happen to me?!” What pulled at ‘Julie’s’* mind was all the choices in her life she had not dared to make. She felt saddened by a potential that she had never dared to grow. Her friends … Continue reading Fear of success, your brain chemistry, & the deep soul.
In honor of June being Pride Month, I'm sharing these wise, strong, and moving words from a colleague out west. Her name is Paula Stone Williams. I've edited lightly to help this read easily for those who don't know Paula or her life story. I hope you find this as moving and inspiring as I … Continue reading In honor of Pride Month