Humpty Dumpty’s great fall resulted in a whole lot of broken pieces. And as the English nursery rhyme goes that first appeared in the late nineteenth century, “All the King’s horses and all the King’s men, couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty together again.” The image of broken Humpty Dumpty at the bottom of a wall has… Read More Humpty Dumpty and the broken pieces
The land of ‘in-between’. A painful place to be, not feeling fully part of one home or the other. What some have called ‘liminal’, or ‘threshold’, like the entry into somewhere new yet always just a little outside. Yet what a liberating place, enabling one to gain a freedom of lessening attachments. This is the… Read More The Land of ‘In-between’
An important spiritual practice or discipline for me is gratefulness. I am learning more in my life how giving thanks daily can help liberate me from comparison, worry and competitiveness. This is my first blog post in September. The main reason being that I was in a conference in Thailand of almost four thousand colleagues… Read More See these seashells and see them deeply
We need to be gathering resources that describe an alternate future. A future of hope different than what we know today. This past week carried more news of fires and hurricanes, sordid political tales from various countries, heinous murders and untimely deaths. And yes, there was good news too! But whatever our week was like,… Read More Mahatma Gandhi and Prophet Jeremiah on an Alternate Future
What does it mean to have a ‘lover’s quarrel’ with our nation? I love this description of times and season when for whatever reasons, and whatever our political leanings, we feel at odds with what is happening in our countries. And it can be true of any nation at any period of history. The idea… Read More Having a ‘lover’s quarrel’ with our nation
What if you could alter one event in history, whether in your personal life or your nation, leading to an entirely different outcome? Though the stuff of science fiction, it has also become the serious genre of alternative history. I must confess a certain love for books of this nature, whether it was If the South… Read More What if your history could be altered?
I love to journal. Perhaps because of my passion for history and context. Often when I am traveling, one of the first things I do on a first morning in a new place is to take out my journal and write a few lines. It centers me, a habit similar to some who take out… Read More The Importance of Journaling: A Prayer at Mid-Life