All acts of kindness are lights in the war for justice. ~Joy Harjo If kindness is not inculcated in a person before they reach their teens, the hope for justice is little more than a wet dream staining the sheets. I was taught to be kind but rejected the teaching well into my 20s for […]
Are my actions guided by love or fear? ~David Olson An animal manacled by fear lashes out at all hands not caring if they hold harm or help. They are blinded thus unable to make rational decisions so end up hurting and helping themselves in equal measure. They learn to be comfortable in the consistency […]
Knights view the world as a cataclysmic conflict with winners and losers, with battles to be fought, and with right and wrong as dominant drivers. Gardners…have the instinct to look for ways to heal, to connect, and to grow the people they encounter. These biases affect the way people buy groceries, practice a religion (or […]
It breaks my heart when I meet a person and learn they are hiding parts of themselves so the can appear to fit in. ~Unknown One of the greatest gifts I received from my parents, besides unconditional love, was their coaching to ensure we each bloomed into our own flower be it red or yellow […]
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. ~Carl Jung When I picture darkness, I think of my internal life, the place from which thoughts rise like smoke, thoughts cloaked in shadow, perfumed with evil.
Perspective taking is a cognitive capacity; it’s mostly about thinking. Empathy is an emotional response; it’s mostly about feeling. ~Daniel Pink How does one balance thinking and empathy when interacting with a person, with humanity? Is it better to err on either side or maintain a steady middle way balancing on the cutting edge of […]
All the words for country are the same as the words for line. ~Bruce Chatwin To the aboriginals living in the invaded space known as Australia, Earth is a series of songs sung while walking between points on the land. Not just a song, it is a verbal map guiding them unimagined distances without a […]