Interbeing, Living from the Heart, The New Story

The Neverending Nuisances of Life

The ants are everywhere. Mosquitoes buzzing in our ears, flies of all sizes, scorpions scurrying out from dry hiding places, spider communities weaving condominiums of webs in the garden. It's rainy season in Guatemala, and all our insect friends are seeking shelter. Furthermore, we are all getting older with each passing moment. Aches and pains… Continue reading The Neverending Nuisances of Life

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, Poetry, Power, Relating, The New Story

What to do with all this outrage?

This level of outrage is unsustainable. Perhaps like you, I am feeling utterly outraged far too often these days. According to Deepak Chopra: “In any situation of maximum stress, a person’s coping skills are severely tested. Stress is maximized whenever three elements are present: repetition, unpredictability, and loss of control. Repetition is supplied by Trump’s constant… Continue reading What to do with all this outrage?

Education, New Paradigm in Practice, Power, The New Story

Make America Kind Again

The "Golden Age" from 1945-1972, was an exceptional phase of American history. Looking back upon this era now widely considered to be the epitome of American prosperity, historian Eric Hobsbawm wrote, “Gold glowed more brightly against the dull or dark background of the subsequent decades of crisis.” The vague, much-repeated promise to recapture the wonders… Continue reading Make America Kind Again

Interbeing, New Paradigm in Practice, Relating, The New Story

A New Story of Thanksgiving

Once upon a time, last week, the people of a great and vast nation elected a morally bankrupt billionaire TV star as their government leader. Nothing has changed, yet everything has. Is it worse than we think, or should we give the guy a chance? Reactions are as unique and diverse as our personalities, and… Continue reading A New Story of Thanksgiving

Power, The New Story

A Nation Divided: Where do we go from here?

{Read the original post on elephant journal.} There is no silver lining. Instead of a qualified woman, a hateful man has been elected. TRUMP TRIUMPHS, blares the New York Times. The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a… Continue reading A Nation Divided: Where do we go from here?