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...

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...