The Gift of Truth

“The truth emerges from the space in between our beliefs and convictions…” Truth is often experienced as a debatable concept that twists and turns in the tangle of our minds. Our mind adores truth as a way to claim the “right” answer, solidify its beliefs and ensure the safety of predictability. In this sense, our…

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Strong Feelings About Politics This Month?

There are strong feelings in the air about the outcome of the elections, the move of Obama on immigration and the many good old dramas of politics. The battle between the reds and blues is reaching a new juicy showdown that keeps us engaged, enraged, entertained and entranced. There are often valid points on both…

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The Call of the True ISIS

With the announcement of military strikes in Syria and Obama’s call to destroy the brutal Islamic group we are again at a familiarly unknown juncture. In my recent travels to Europe I felt on my skin the reality of ISIS and its extreme brutality. In Europe ISIS felt much closer to home. Not necessarily only…

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Border Crisis: A Look Under

I have been feeling into this topic for a while. As an immigration lawyer representing illegal immigrants I have daily opportunities to observe first hand the many sides, angles and circles of this complex situation. My mind has some answers but they always fall short of capturing what my heart knows. My writing is an…

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Is It Really About The Guns?

I have been feeling the “gun” topic lurking in my consciousness and as the most recent college shooting happened five minutes from my house the topic moved right into my face. In the wake of such events the public cries out in despair and its responses range from calling for the end of “gun violence”…

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Mother’s Day: for Women and Men

In seven days we have an opportunity to celebrate mothers. And yet it is also an opportunity to celebrate the motherly qualities in all of us regardless whether we have children, regardless whether we are women or men. What are we really celebrating on this day other than make florists happy? Mothers are adored as…

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Earth Day and the “Wisdom of Sinking”

Earth Day, the new TV documentary series “Years of Living Dangerously” and the many environmental initiatives, projects, talks and debates surrounding the state of our planet all offer opportunities to feel into what I call the “wisdom of sinking”. What our collective mind does when it senses an impending “sinking” it goes into emergency mode:…

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Stories of Nations and Countries

What story are the Russians authorities telling about the Americans? And what story are the American authorities telling about the Russians? What about the Ukrainian, EU, Syrian, Iraqis, Egyptian authorities?  What story are YOU telling about all the above? These stories have many names: history, truth, reality, the right and the wrong one, the stories…

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What’s next? …. Is it that important?

For those of us interested in or engaged on the collective level, the desire to come up with solutions for the next seven generations, the desire to change the political, economic, legal, environmental games, the desire to create a more sustainable culture is ever present. The many noble quests of the “changing the world” movement…

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