Transformation

Chakra Khan (aka Jill Leigh)

It’s a big name to live up to, I have to tell you!  It’s my favorite nickname of all time, and I’ve had a few.  Most of them made me squirrely under my skin. ...

The Hanged Woman

We must never relinquish the vision of a humane society and a humane world. Kjell Magne Bondevik When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness. Nicole Kidman Hanged Woman by Heather Blakey A...

Wholehearted Work

While reading Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by David Whyte, I came across a quote that I loved. Whyte describes a conversation he had with a friend, Brother David. Whyte is...

Letting Love Out

As I held the heart shaped crystal in my hand, all you could see was a tiny sliver. The rest was covered by my fingers. I didn’t think much of it, that’s how I...

thoughts on radical passover

when st. francis exclaimed that he desired to become god's instrument for the bestowing of blessings on all beings, or when the bodhisattva vows not to rest until all beings are saved before she...

Harnessing the Power of Time

One day about five years ago, when Barak Obama was running for president the first time, I heard him talking on the radio about wind power.  He said that the wind is a cheap,...

Zen Moment: Tea House Turnabout

Last week I stopped at a Denver tea house to write.  Expecting to stay a while, I ordered the tea service which, the menu said, included a full pot and a treat.  That turned...

Review of Zichronot/Memories, A Journal by Dr. Jerome Lowenstein

  We admire some authors not only because of their writings but also because of the human being these writings reveal. It quickly becomes clear from reading the essays in Zichronot/Memories what an intelligent, humane,...

Jacob Needleman on Consciousness & Our Future

In his upcoming book An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth, Jacob Needleman discusses "an entirely new kind of relationship between consciousness and nature, between consciousness and the earth, between consciousness and...

A pale reproduction

In printing, an image is broken down into four basic colors — cyan (blue), magenta (pink), yellow and black. If you look through a magnifier, you will see that any printed photo is made up...