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The Women’s Marches: Witness the Power of Yin

I’ve been a student of Chinese philosophy for decades and as anyone who has read this blog knows, I really resonate with the balancing energies of yin and yang. They are two sides of the same coin, two equal but … Continue reading

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We Need the Yang of Yin

In the vernacular of doing versus being, the masculine principle is wired for doing and the feminine principle is wired for being. My usual litany in this blog is that our patriarchal culture needs more of the feminine principle: more … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Love and Compassion

One can always count on the Dalai Lama to say things like they are. And although he doesn’t specifically emphasize it, he’s great at highlighting cultural imbalances between the masculine and feminine principles. Today, it’s how each principle approaches love … Continue reading

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Two Sides of Love

The actions of the feminine and masculine principles both manifest love. The masculine principle will protect and defend in the name of love. The feminine principle will nurture and connect in the name of love. Together they weave the whole … Continue reading

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Wake Up People: We Are One!

“I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one race – the human race – and we are all members of it.” – Margaret Atwood This is an important quote from Margaret Atwood. It’s timely, too, … Continue reading

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Happy International Woman’s Day!

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” – Brigham Young One reason our world is so out of balance these days is because the values, ideas, and wisdom that woman bring … Continue reading

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Dreaming with John L.

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you will join us. And the world will live as one.” – John Lennon  Almost everyone is familiar with the iconic song, Imagine, by John … Continue reading

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