Gratitude

We go through life, trying to catch our breath,
holding on, pushing harder…
yearning, reaching, grasping,
Hoping;
to quench our desire
in the bottomless well
of the depth of a human heart.

Common Sense Ain’t so Common Anymore…

The assumptions we make about how to interact with other humans can be devastating when we don’t have this kind of information. It puts a society at risk for being scammed by politicians, businessmen, clergymen, and pundits who were groomed to manipulate people with language, ideals, and rhetoric.

A Nation of Kindergarteners

When we use language that incites the same hate we decry, it diminishes our efficacy and our credibility.  We are better than this.  We who have experienced injustice, oppression, hate, violence, poverty, bullying, or prejudice are resilient and stronger than the person who paints themselves as a victim of those whom he exploits and oppresses.  

Well Intended~ A Primer on Privilege

One of the biggest issues we have been facing as a society these past several months is the threat of a presidency that could devastate the lives of millions of people who hold minority status, including all non-whites, non-Christians, non-males, LGBT, immigrants, the disabled, and the poor. About half of our society doesn’t recognize just…

Cognitive Dissonance

What Will We Choose? I’ve just come home from two days of being relatively unplugged, and feel an initial sense of absolute shock over the insanity around the world.  It’s shocking to many to believe that the sheer amount of ignorance and racism that was displayed in Charlottesville yesterday is still happening in today’s world….

Artificial Lives

Sometimes we just need to see a hero cry before they pick themselves up and go on to save the day… but we prefer to seek hidden truths in cliche confusing revenge with justice facades with truth and righteousness with morality until our eyes are so damaged that we can’t see the rawness that makes…

Getting Real: Empathy and Narcisism

There are a lot of blogs going around the Enlightened community regarding Empaths and their relationship to Naricissists.  But I haven’t seen much written on how both can exist in all of us, with only a choice and the ability to be aware of our thoughts and actions being the difference between normal and pathological behaviors….

Patriarchal Bull$#!%

Until men can effectively recognize their behavior and learn to listen to our needs without needing to justify these behaviors, dominate the situation, dictate how we should respond, or otherwise capitalize on our grievances, we won’t be able to move forward.  

It’s your turn guys…  how do you choose to be more egalitarian in your life today?

Trans Awareness

What most of the people who support these things don’t realize as that their rights are, or will be, on the chopping block as well if this backwards trajectory is allowed to continue.

An Early Morning Ramble

I would like to propose that we begin to focus less on the negatives in our lives and more on a holistic view of how they are part of the cycles that transform the ordinary into the extraordinary with a shift in perspective.