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What about Enlightenment?

What about Enlightenment?

What about Enlightenment?  Pretty potent topic, eh?  Steven Pinker, tackles it big time!  Check out this recent TED talk, based on his book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.   Good news, perhaps startling to many of us, especially progressives, is that there are many reasons to be encouraged about the state...
Music Is Good for the Soul

Music Is Good for the Soul

Music is good for the soul, the spirit, our health.  This we know.  Even Plato said as much!  And here’s Leonard Bernstein’s take on music:  “Music, of all the arts, stands in a special region, unlit by any star but its own, and utterly without meaning … except its own.”  Recently I had occasion to...
Seeing With New Eyes

Seeing With New Eyes

Seeing with new eyes is a wonderful way to welcome spring.  Try it.  Feel into it!  I invite you to grok how seeing with new eyes, having our eyes and heart open, is a rich, vibrant way to live our lives!  Whether we are dealing with conflict, or challenging family members, the grit and grunge...
Impeccability Invites Grace.  Gratitude helps!

Impeccability Invites Grace. Gratitude helps!

What a surprise to find that out, and actually experience for myself, that Impeccability invites Grace.  Doing some deep work with my Diamond Approach community recently, I first experienced massive resistance when I heard our clean, clear, definitely impeccable teacher, John Davis, urging us/me to invite more Impeccability into our lives. I ranted and raged,...
Singing China

Singing China

Singing China, with my daughter, and at Cherry Blossom time, opened my heart and my eyes. We travelled to see and sing with a Culture Path China Tour. I was part of a lovely choir, and our group included a splendid tenor — Ken Lavine and his entourage, plus two fabulous high energy kids’ string ensembles. The...