Tag Archive | Boundaries

Women and self-love

Women and self-love


Dearest readers, Why is it so easy to love a dog, a cat, a flower, even a dress, a tree but so hard to love yourself? Why are humans so hard to love? Women always talk about looking for love, but love is not something that exists outside of self. The nature of reality is […]

Weeds – a poem


delicate tenacious vine purposeful tight fruits incursion through straight soldiers chemical warfare extinguish diversity for the pleasure competition for carpeted perfection an image which seeks to still the incessant relentless flux death burgeons creeps up the rodents gnaw the dreamhouse dust and spiders cloud the vision control and survival grip and slide cleanliness, so smooth […]

A Letter to Bernie Sanders


Dear Mr. Sanders, I am a single mom, and like many of your supporters, I had to resign from my full-time library job because I was not making enough money to buy food. I was worried I would not be able to send my son to college, and I was starting to accumulate debt despite […]

Friendship


Hello readers, There are many ways to relate to the world and its many planes, material and spiritual. The upheavals we are experiencing as a nation with regards to police brutality, racism, gay marriage are interesting to examine. More than one person has noted that forty or fifty years ago, neighbors knew one another by […]

Terror and Pain: Cultures and Shadows


Hello readers, The other day I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio), and a reporter commented on the irony of the fact that the recent measles outbreak in southern California began at Disney World, a place from which all shadows and darkness have been banned.  The sunny and optimistic outlook seemingly characteristic of American […]

Bullying, Poverty, and Chaos: Are We Ready for Wisdom and Compassion?


Hello readers, Over the last few days, I watched two dvd documentaries.  One was called “Bully”, directed by Lee Hirsch, and the other “13 Families: Life After Columbine”, co-directed by Nicole Corbin, Mark Katchur, and Steve Lukanic. I am also currently reading “Fall of Giants” about the First World War, and “The Rich and the […]

Boundaries and Loving Relationships: Are Boundaries Perceived Like Pheromones?


Hello readers, I grew up in a family where my mother was an all-powerful, all-encompassing force.  You could say that she was formidable.  In French, “formidable” means wonderful and awesome.  I guess awesome can be overwhelming and frightening too.  My father had willingly relinquished his voice and power to her, and my brother, sister, and […]

Gender Fluid: Awakening to a New Era


There is an article in the August 12th issue of the New York Times Magazine  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/magazine/whats-so-bad-about-a-boy-who-wants-to-wear-a-dress.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 about children who feel comfortable identifying with both sexes at different moments in their lives. In the article, they label this type of behavior “gender-fluid“.  I like the word; it seems to evoke all kinds of interesting concepts. Since […]

Creativity and Transgression


To follow up my post about Adam and Eve, as I continue to muse on the subject of creativity, free will, and responsibility…I believe there is a strong possibility that God placed the Tree of Knowledge, the snake, Adam and Eve in the garden all together for a purpose.  In addition to this postulate, I […]