Posts tagged "awareness"
Good or Evil?

Good or Evil?

       It’s an age-old deliberation, but the question persists: are we humans inherently good or evil?  Or some entanglement of both? Is it a question perhaps of nature and nurture, or of deep psychology, or our evolutionary adaptations, or a combination?      The question dissolves in the non-dual world, of course, and...
Freedom: Friend or Foe?

Freedom: Friend or Foe?

No limits, or constraints.  No strictures or structures, right?  To be able to do or be whatever you choose?   When I first started writing, “fiend or foe” came out :-). While that really isn’t what I mean, and despite the Freudian typo slip, it is true that I have a perplexing, unclear relationship to...
The Crunch of Criticism, the Promise of Forgiveness

The Crunch of Criticism, the Promise of Forgiveness

I recently experienced the “crunch of criticism.”  (No forgiveness on the horizon!)  It happened as I was reflecting with friends (Diamond Approach Inquiry work), exploring areas where our souls — our psyches, our innermost beings  — feel “less than”;  less than mature, less than whole, less than at ease.  In other words, where is my soul...
Good to Be Alive!

Good to Be Alive!

Good to be alive today!  Breathtaking early morning light out our window today.   The fall leaves glisten, the water sparkles, the city glows with gold, and “our” copper beech tree is luminous.  Yes, how good it is to be alive!                                ...
Part of Something Larger

Part of Something Larger

The last few weeks have been quite full.  A couple particulars: I volunteered again this year with the Vancouver International Film Festival, fondly known as VIFF;  I joined with Leadnow, a progressive, non-partisan, grass roots activist group dedicated to getting the Harper Conservatives out of office; and I continue my ongoing spiritual work, tapping more deeply...