Rejecting, Excluding, Eliminating or Punishing…
Jun03

Rejecting, Excluding, Eliminating or Punishing…

    “Don’t waste any time rejecting, excluding, eliminating, or punishing anyone or anything else. Everything belongs, including you…” Fr. Richard Rohr – “Divine Incarnation took the form of an Indwelling Presence in every human soul and surely all creatures in some rudimentary way. Ironically, our human freedom gives us the ability to refuse to jump on board our own life. Angels, animals,...

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The Power of Song
May29

The Power of Song

Can culture hold a people together and song save a nation? These short video clips gave me pause, and nudged me to reflect upon the many solemn blessings of our freedom, often taken for granted. Oh, that we hold ourselves to a higher purpose through these trying times. – The song, Finlandia (This Is My Song), was originally written and sung in 1899 as a covert protest against increasing censorship of Finland by the Russian...

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Disappointment
Feb26

Disappointment

“…if hope does not disappoint, then hope appoints….” A few years back a dear friend sat with me as I was suffering the great disappointment of losing my job. He held space for me as I felt the sting of disappointment followed by anger, grief and struggled with a sense of desperation. At one point in the conversation he shared a portion of a bible verse that has stuck with me since: “…because we know...

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The Law of Reflection
Sep03

The Law of Reflection

We are all about go, go, go; we are about action; we are about getting things done. But if we don’t take time to stop and let the growth catch up to us, we miss what is there for us to learn. Where does a man start in a conversation about his own grief? Or does he? Or does he stuff it, perhaps for years? Where does a man go? Where can he go? Where are the answers? Video clips worth pausing for:...

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How Do I Respond To Another’s Fear and Pain?
Aug08

How Do I Respond To Another’s Fear and Pain?

How do I put my Feelings and Actions into context with another person’s Fear and Pain? This is certainly a work in progress. What would you change? I invite your comments and your feedback. Deep Listening On Holding Sacred Space (video)...

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Empathy
Jan04

Empathy

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” ― Henry David Thoreau *** *** If you could stand in someone else’s shoes… Hear what they hear… See what they see… Feel what they feel… Would you treat them differently? *** Brené Brown – Empathy vs....

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Genuineness
Nov13

Genuineness

What makes you, you? Is it how you think of yourself, how others think of you, or something else entirely? In this talk, Julian Baggini draws from philosophy and neuroscience to give a surprising...

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