Category Archives: Truth

Do You Know Who You Are?

Take your basic inter­per­son­al con­flict as an exam­ple. The issue is the way she treats me or he treats me. Why does­n’t he or she treat me bet­ter? On the sur­face, it’s not at all about what I might do dif­fer­ent­ly, but what the oth­er per­son ought to be doing or not doing. This is […]

On Not Waiting for Superman

Michael Meade, mythol­o­gist and sto­ry­teller, says there are three lay­ers of human inter­ac­tion: “If the First Lay­er of human inter­ac­tion is the com­mon ground of man­ners, kind speech, polite greet­ing, and work­ing agree­ments; if the Third Lay­er is the area of deeply shared human­i­ty, the uni­ver­sal broth­er­hood and sis­ter­hood of all peo­ple, of the underlying, […]

On Abuse of Human Freedom

I asked that div­ina­tion tool, The I Ching (The Book of Changes) what to do in the wake of last week’s shock­ing elec­tion results. It told me first to keep still (Hexa­gram 52. Kên | Keep­ing Still, Moun­tain) for awhile, with move­ment in the sec­ond line, sug­gest­ing there is an unstop­pable tra­jec­to­ry to the situation, […]

Love, Truth and Thinking for Yourself

The polit­i­cal scene in the Unit­ed States is so deeply frus­trat­ing. We are polar­ized, embat­tled, insult­ed and insult­ing, tired of fear but still feel­ing it — often as a kind of mid­night despair and pow­er­less­ness. What the hell hap­pened? Now we are so eas­i­ly out­raged, con­temp­tu­ous and seem­ing­ly des­per­ate for rad­i­cal change that means our […]