Your Purpose? Or Someone Else’s?

I believe purpose is a deep-seated sense of the legacy that we wish to leave for the world.  The deep-seated aspect means it can either feel ingrained and pervasive, or ill-defined and elusive.  

Diversity, The Myth of Separateness, & Earth Care

“The myth of the separate self underlies our entire civilization, says philosopher and author Charles Eisenstein. This dualistic view of the world pits people against each other and turns nature into something we want to control. But we can choose another story — one of interdependence and connection. By doing so we become able to […]

Why We Have Systemic-isms

Did it feel like this discussion about systemic racism came out of left field?  I suspect it took many of us off guard, not unlike the discussion about gay marriage several years ago.  One day, everyone is saying WTF?, and then the next we’re all acting like the change is a no-brainer. These left field surprises are […]

What the Pandemic and Demonstrations Have in Common

This confluence of pandemic and Black Lives Matter is no accident.  We created this through one common denominator: aggression towards what we view as “less than.” In a way, we can’t help it.  We constantly have to sort through the millions of things in our lives and decide, usually subconsciously, quickly and accurately, what is good and what […]

Weathering the Storms within Our Communities

This time of year is when those of us who live on the coast start bracing ourselves for the approaching peak of hurricane season. June 1 is the official start of hurricane season, but the storms started early this year with Tropical Storm Arthur in mid-May. As the season dawns upon us for yet another […]

Self-Justification and Aggression

George Floyd.  Ahmaud Arbery.  Sean Reed.  Eric Garner.  Michael Brown.  Trayvon Martin. And these are only a few of the most public cases where unarmed black men were killed while exhibiting no apparent threat to others. Additionally, there are thousands, if not millions, of other cases that fly under the national radar, where people are killed, assaulted, or abused, oftentimes […]