Let me be understanding

Listening to Nina Simone, I heard a prayer: “I’m just a soul who’s intentions are good, Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.” Let me not concern myself too much with being understood, or misunderstood, for that matter. Let me,...

What is hate?

Photo by Hannah Hate is not an action, not something you do. Hate is a natural result of choosing not to listen. What is listening? Find out. Make of yourself a trustworthy listener, and love will...

Devotion is

Photo by Hannah Jacobson-Hardy Devotion is knowing what you serve, knowing who you serve, knowing that it’s not you, it’s us, and that if you are truly serving you, you are serving us, too. Devotion is keeping your eyes on the fire in the dark, no matter the hooting...

The compulsion to compare

Photo by Hannah Jacobson-Hardy   There is no such thing as superiority. It simply doesn’t exist. The fact that we imagine superiority to be a thing does not, in fact, make it a thing, does not bring it into being.   Claiming that it’s possible to be superior in any...

Trust is rest

Photo by Hannah Jacobson-Hardy A friend of mine who is a nurse once told me, “There are two types of dementia patients: the happy ones and the scared ones.” His observation points to a few worthy questions that bring us into a conversation about trust, a...