Tag Archive | courage

Today’s challenge: Letting go of being human


Dearest readers, I have been trying so hard to let go of fear, of poverty consciousness. The fear of not having enough. Not enough money to survive. Wanting so much to trust that my personal needs as well as those of my family will be met, but so frightened to let go of that oh […]

Vulnerability and the road to world peace


Dear readers, People say that the United States is the most powerful nation in the world. Sometimes I feel as if the U.S. is holding back world peace. Being powerful and fearing vulnerability are a tricky and dangerous combination. The United States has over 700 military bases overseas. The rest of the countries of the […]

Strong or weak? States of vulnerability in America


Hello readers, I have been living, working, and raising my son in the United States for eleven years now, and I constantly run into the issue of self-protection.  In other words, fear. I don’t think anyone feels safe in America, and I don’t think many feel safe to just be themselves, no matter what social media […]

Artist: Defender of Individual Liberties


Hello readers, In our hearts, we all crave freedom.  The desire for freedom takes up  permanent residence in a corner of our beings, bumping up to the desire for security.  In the heart of the artist, the need for individual freedom is more often than not stronger than the need to assimilate into the group and be […]

Belonging: Is Community Necessary?


I loved reading Lois Lowry’s young adult books “The Giver” and “The Messenger”.  The stories are simple, yet profound, and extremely important questions about humans living together in community and how we respect one another (or not) are raised.  It seems as if the issues of hierarchy, power, greed, need, and vulnerability always rise up […]