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The Comforts and Discomforts of Living Inside and Outside of the Box

The Comforts and Discomforts of Living Inside and Outside of the Box


Dearest readers, I recently finished reading an intriguing and thought provoking novel by Celeste Ng, called Little Fires Everywhere. Throughout the story, the author contrasts the life choices of two families. One is a single mother Mia, and her teen-aged daughter, Pearl, who live a nomadic and minimalist lifestyle. The mother is an artist, and […]

The Stranger & the mirror: How looking inward changes our cultural paradigm towards outsiders


Dear readers, I recently reread Albert Camus’ iconic novel, The Stranger. It struck me as I was reading that Meursault’s detached personality and precise, yet objective truthfulness would probably place him somewhere on the autism spectrum today. As most people know, the bizarre cultural mindset of the time in which the novel is set (1950’s […]

The body, intuition, and shamanic energy


Dear readers, We are living in the midst of a paradigm shift, and it is an exciting time to be alive. We are experiencing the end of a long (in human terms) period of history dominated by male energy in which we have been taught that all power is outside of ourselves. It seems paradoxical […]

Waking up: what tomorrow will bring


Hello readers, Many people want to know why we are here on Earth. What is our purpose? I have been trying to figure this out for many years. Over the years, gradually, like the opening of a flower bud, small bits of realization have come to me. When I was in my early twenties as […]

Power and the new age of the human being


Hello readers, I have always known, felt, and experienced that reality and the world in which we live are so much bigger and more wonderful than we are told as children. As we grow up in this world, we are often taught to think of ourselves as so much less than what we are. We […]

Feeling superior: antidote to feeling vulnerable?


Hello readers, People who value compassion are generally people who realize that life is a struggle for most of us. Some of us battle with health issues. Others struggle with domestic violence, poverty, drug or alcohol addiction, unemployment. There is no life that unfolds without challenge. When we look inside our own hearts and accept […]

How fear of women has led us to global warming


Hello readers, Do you ever wonder why we take for granted that God is a male and doesn’t have a wife? Do you ever wonder when human beings began to think of themselves as apart from the rest of Nature and possibly superior to Her? Just what process of human history and evolution has led […]