Category Archives: spirituality

Midnight in the Imperial City

The walls of the imperial city look magnificent
Impenetrable, eternal, stronger than God.
But look closer; they are only video images
Projected on tattered cotton screens. Continue reading

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When Can We Stop

It shouldn’t be automatic that you’ll bear any burden and pay any price to extend life. Nobody lives forever. 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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Behold!

Without our beholding it, beauty might not exist at all. Appreciating beauty is part of creating it. 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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5 Times U Don’t Have to Help

I am learning that many times people would be better off if I didn’t try to please them or help. I’m sharing five of these behaviors, because you might do them too. Continue reading

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Can We Live Without Hope?

After the storms, fires, and wars of 2017-18, the ongoing climate chaos, the hundreds of millions of refugees, where is hope? And if we don’t have hope, what are we to do? You might be surprised to learn there are ways you can live well without hope.  Your life can still manifest beauty, love, happiness, and even humor. You can still do a lot of good. Continue reading

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