The End of a Long Winter

Life is filled with beauty in the moment, rarely in the past or future. The smallest evidence of beauty can be found in the most dramatic circumstances. It depends on the glasses we wear and the station we tune in to. It is a choice we have each moment, individually and as a species. This…

Trump-ing Political Boredom

Are you hoping for the right president to be elected in 2016? Are you ready to go to the polls next Tuesday? What are you thinking and feeling about your role as a citizen? What causes you to vote? Given the intensity of these times, it seems increasingly important to go to the polls, vote…

Cauldron of Change

The current mass migrations across the globe are stirring many feelings, triggering much debate, and forcing much action. If we are scrambling in this hot cauldron trying to save the refugees or our national identity, we are avoiding the core issue: our collective, archetypal fear of dissolution. Some mask these fears in smart geopolitical analysis,…

What Is Coming After Success?

These days so many seem to be frantically searching for purpose, frantically trying to be heard by writing a book, frantically wanting to find perfect love, frantically wanting more business, more clients, more money, more peace, frantically wanting to save the world from a collapse, frantically wanting and wanting and wanting. The common motivator is…

Lifting the Black Veils

Do we hold ugliness in beauty? Or do we hold beauty in ugliness? The gift of our times is that we get to practice both. Collectively we are masters at both. The deeper gift is that we get to choose no matter how imprisoned or liberated we claim to be. In the wake of the…

12 Uncomfortable Tips for Politicians

Speak less Listen with all your senses Have the courage to be vulnerable Assume you do not know anything Have the courage to state 4) publicly Speak on your own behalf and experience only Do not assume you are representing people’s voices Practice living in and listening to the collective body Gather your wisdom from…

The Public Spring

  LISTEN TO AUDIO VERSION In the spring the spaciousness of longer days, the gentleness of the sunshine, the crispness of the air, the chirping of the birds, the brightness of the colors are faithful, patient and silent gifts of nature. They are offered each year. It is our choice, conscious and unconscious, how far…

Governing the Fool’s Way

Introducing the fool in our current systems of governance is considered by most foolish. In our seriously foolish rationalism we have forgotten the wisdom of the fool as a key governing principle that moves us into a healthy collective body. In the name of insanity we have been dismissing the fool. In the name of…