Tag Archive | empathy

Fake Woke: The Weaponization of Compassion and How the Trickster Energy Is Attempting to Undermine the Awakening of Humanity

Fake Woke: The Weaponization of Compassion and How the Trickster Energy Is Attempting to Undermine the Awakening of Humanity


If you are truly in touch with your soul, heart, intuition, inner being, then you are awake. You have remembered your true identity as an infinite light being and fractal of the unified field of consciousness commonly known as God. A spiritual awakening is a process of reconnecting to your own innate power and multi-dimensional […]

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 […]

I can’t complain: how pop psychology keeps reality at bay & how to create true happiness


Dear readers, Being human is hard. We are complex beings with complex emotions. Happiness or contentment are often elusive in a world fraught with difficulties, including solitude, a struggle to survive financially and raise a family, and the desires to be truly free and creative, to be healthy, and to be part of a community […]

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 […]

Overfed and divorced (a poem)


relentless hunger twists internal organs chimp raised hawk hoards billions shiny brilliants golden chips fresh water and virgin land expensively shod feet  crush serene beauty masturbating mountains and the glinting eye of cruelty ownership of what can’t be owned oversized testicles twist minds perverting meaning and information intention to mislead maw open masking fangs spreading […]

Nationalism and Fundamentalism: Two Faces of Fear


Hello readers, Many of us around the world have been closely following the news during and following the terror attacks in and around Paris, France that killed over twenty people, including the majority of the editorial staff of satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, three police officers, and four Jewish civilians, as well as the perpetrators of […]

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 […]

Our Inner Ape


Hello readers, Sorry to have been away for a little bit.  I’ve missed you, but I’ve been a little busy working on my other blogs.  Please do check out my little book in installments (Skirting Disaster: Anomie and Noémie), the first of which I have published on skirtingdisaster.wordpress.com.  The next installments will be posted in […]

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 […]

Developing Empathy: How Community and Cooperation Can Reinforce Understanding and Compassion


Dear readers, In this post, I would like to explore the notions of honesty, trust, compassion, integrity, and empathy.  These are all good, hearty qualities that I think all decent people would like to at least try to incorporate in their lives.  In any given society or country, I think there is always a percentage […]