Perspective

We See The Reality We Need To See

We See The Reality We Need To See

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” ~Robertson Davies Two people with the sun at their backs standing shoulder to shoulder on a busy street, observe a man walking toward them. The man is olive skinned, bearded, wearing a turban speaking to himself in a language neither understands. One observer sees […]

Angst

Angst

Life! What a cruel bastard ye can be! Bitch! Did ye conspire with the fates to take my old friend? Or with the devil to plant seeds of destruction in his suffering soul? Questions that can be answered neither by Scientists nor Philosophers. Neither by clergy nor the layman. For none can see into another’s […]

Right or Effective?

Right or Effective?

The purpose of thinking is to be effective, not right. ~Edward De Bono People seem to be more concerned with being right, with winning than they are with learning, especially when the learning may challenge their world view. Thus Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, polytheists and monotheists become entrenched in a view of reality […]

Faces of God

Faces of God

One God, many faces. One family, many races. One truth, many paths. One heart, many complexions. One light, many reflections. One world, many imperfections. ONE. We are all one, But many. ~Suzy Kassem When I look at the cosmos, the earth, my fingerprint, the smile of a child, I sense the divine. These daily miracles […]

Are You Perpetuating Ignorance?

Are You Perpetuating Ignorance?

“Those who ignore history tend to become its victims.” ~Carlos Romulo I was educated in the USA, in quality, private schools. Still, the history in our books was sanitized, devoid of almost any hint of wrongdoing perpetrated by my country against other countries, against its own citizens. It was whitewashed giving the impression that all […]

A Wall is a Prison

A Wall is a Prison

General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity….Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall! ~Ronald Reagan I find it startling hypocritical that people who celebrated the tearing down of the Berlin wall as a broad stroke for freedom and one of Ronald Reagan’s most memorable legacies are proponents for building […]

Can You Hold Ideas in Tension?

Can You Hold Ideas in Tension?

They had not room in their minds for two ideas. ~Willa Cather Society seems to be moving in an increasingly polarized direction. Evidence? The US elections were an exercise in vilification rather than a reasoned debate on issues affecting the well-being of the human race. Evidence? The Black Lives Matter movement. People can not wrap […]

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