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Corona Lockdown: Catastrophe and Blessing

The damage capitalism does can best be seen in the good things that happen when it grinds to a halt. Continue reading

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How I Became Oppressed

“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you see your liberation as bound up with mine, let us work together.” Lilla Watson, Aboriginal activist Continue reading

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Revolution of the Heart

People are freeing their minds from the nightmare conspiracies that corporate media pass off as reality. They cannot stop our compassion or our wrath. Continue reading

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Parting with Money

People in Gaza or Gambia whom I meet online can share with me personal details and pictures; we can video chat on messenger apps. Now I know them, their families and their need. Continue reading

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Grateful for Mistakes

“What seems a mistake sometimes turns out a vital way forward on our healing path.” – Stephen Mitchell. How often do your missteps turn into good things? Mine sometimes do. Though sometimes, as in this story, it takes a very hard road to realize the benefit. Continue reading

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Behold!

Without our beholding it, beauty might not exist at all. Appreciating beauty is part of creating it. Continue reading

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Can Class Solidarity Beat Racial Division?

What made Paul Robeson and Fred Hampton so dangerous? They were able to unite people of different races and ethnicities on the basis of class, the unity our rulers fear more than anything else. Is anyone speaking like them now? Yes. Bernie Sanders. Continue reading

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When Mental Illness is Environmental

Self-compassion might come from realizing how our behaviors and emotions are shaped by our environment and our past environments. Continue reading

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A Lesson from Roses

Do we only get what we work for? Really, isn’t the world always giving us stuff? I mean, the Sun never stops giving. Neither does Earth. See the gifts in life. Continue reading

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The Joy Within

Each of us has this stream of joy within us. It may be bricked in and covered over with layers of grief, pain, fear, or anger. It may be curtained off by thoughts, entertainment, things we want to do or have to do. Still, it’s always there and can’t be destroyed, because it comes from the life force itself. Continue reading

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