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Saving Ourselves

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. With his wise words, Dr. King points out that balance comes from the interplay of opposites. Adding … Continue reading

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Fight for Happiness and Save the World

I think of this as a very balanced quote.  To fight for something is an approach often taken by the masculine principle. To value yourself takes inner reflection, which is accessed via the feminine principle.   And because fighting for anything … Continue reading

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The Value of Different

We are an odd group, humanity.  We love some kinds of different and seem to dislike others.  Celebrities are absolutely different, and we can’t seem to get enough of them.   But people of different faith, creed, or color aren’t always … Continue reading

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Finally, the Military Steps Toward Balance

Sexual assault is about power and domination, hallmarks of the masculine principle.  It is rarely about sex.  The military is about power and domination, and is also traditionally an arena of the masculine principle.  Given this, it should be no … Continue reading

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Spiritual Egalitarianism?

The idea of universal oneness is a spiritual concept.  The belief that everyone is part of this oneness, that everyone arises from it and returns to it, is an egalitarian expression of spiritualism.  No one is more special or elite … Continue reading

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Thinking vs. Feeling

In ancient Chinese medicine, the energy that dealt with the head was always the yang (masculine principle) energy.  The energy that flowed in and around the heart was the yin (feminine principle) energy.  In this paradigm, thinking was a process … Continue reading

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The Gift of Wandering

In many ways, the masculine and feminine principles are polar opposites.   The darkness of the feminine principle contrasts to the light of the masculine principle.  The diffuse movement of yin contrasts to the linearity of yang.  Yet it is impossible … Continue reading

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