Browsing All posts tagged under »awareness«

the unseen forces of inequality

December 29, 2011

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What determines who is normal and who is not? How do we as a society determine that this person or that person deviates from “the norm”? And how does this inevitable “deviation” from the norm end up having value assigned to it by society? For example, if a person is highly coordinated and can run […]

the sacred and the profane

July 3, 2011

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“There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.” ― Wendell Berry, Given As I sat in silence with Friends this morning, for an hour in silence, I settled into my depth; where my sense of presence was as deep as it was wide; waiting… listening… As something began to emerge, I wrestled […]

the power of poetry

May 6, 2011

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“I am signaling you through the flames.” “Wake up, the world’s on fire!” (Lawrence Ferlinghetti) “For poems are not words, after all, but fires for the cold, ropes let down to the lost, something as necessary as bread in the pockets of the hungry.” (Mary Oliver) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ POETRY BRINGS US TO OUR FEET Resulting in […]

adrift in an endless sea

March 11, 2007

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Written on April 1, 2006. I poured my heart out in this first post. But when I shared it with the person that at that time was my best friend, my wife, she told me not to let anyone see this. It is too dark. You may be rejected or looked down on… “In the […]