Episode 1: Beginning

Welcome to 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 together in vulnerability, truth, trust, and love.

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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." What is the...

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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 teeeeny-tiny building blocks...

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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...

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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 maybe change...

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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, instead, be understanding, of...

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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...

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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...

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