Episode 1: Beginning

Welcome to my podcast, this little courtyard in the wilderness. I take up my throne of uncertainty here to wonder, and invite you to take up yours, sharing in the bewilderment and beauty of this journey, transforming struggle into medicine by our willingness to be...

The charge of the soul

A little Walt Whitman this morning: “I sing the body electric, The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them, They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them, And discorrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul.”...

Love continues

Reading astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” this morning, and a few lines about quarks jumped out (quarks, I just learned, are the internal constituents of of neutrons and protons, which is to say, the...

Perhaps you are falling

Are you more afraid of being judged than you are willing to die? Can you just be willing to die? So much easier that way, lighter, for you, and for everyone involved, which is everyone. And by die I mean: be open. Attend to. Be with. Listen.  What are the consequences...

Stop trying to change the world

Don’t try to change the world, for God’s sake. Trying to change the world is like slamming the door in the face of someone who just knocked, someone asking for food and water, asking for help, asking to be known and held. Try to understand the world, and...