Tag Archives: separateness

In Search of Peace

The presence of violence has been considered normal in our world for millennia. Warfare, aggression, the use of guns and other weaponry to enact perceived justice are all staples of a world ruled by patriarchal principles. And while there may … Continue reading

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There’s No Way Around It People: We’re All One

Whenever something as gruesome as the June 17th Charleston church shootings occurs, I can’t help but wonder how a heinous event like that can still happen in our country. Haven’t we all grown past this level of hate? Haven’t we … Continue reading

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Circle of Compassion

What an interesting phrase for Albert Einstein to coin: a “circle of compassion.” It sounds like something a Buddhist monk would say, not one of the greatest theoretical physicists ever to walk this planet. Suggesting that our compassion embrace all … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” — Isaac Newton Walls separate and divide us, and there are clearly times when that’s good. Personally, I do prefer privacy now and then. But when we become used to walls, we … Continue reading

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We Are United in Spirit

The events in Paris last week served to highlight the sense of separateness, intolerance, and fear that can be fostered by a patriarchal environment. Remember that patriarchy is, by definition, an out of balance state. Is it any wonder that … Continue reading

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The Balance of Forgiveness

I don’t know about you, but I usually find my ability to forgive inversely related to how personally I take the infraction.  My ease of forgiveness also depends on the intention of the infracting source. For example, if my puppy … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

Walls separate and divide, and there are clearly times when that is a good thing.  I don’t know about you, but I prefer privacy now and then.  But when we all get used to walls, we get used to separateness, … Continue reading

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