Category Archives: Truth

On Blind Spots

If you must be strong, you’ll react every time you see your­self being weak. You will stamp out weak­ness by being espe­cial­ly strong, dis­play­ing what your strength looks like so even you can see it. This may well have side effects, includ­ing look­ing espe­cial­ly weak and self-cen­tered as you beat up on oth­ers. If you […]

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, […]