Category Archives: Fate and Destiny

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, […]

Do It Now

Ear­li­er this week my wife and I learned that a good friend of ours had died of can­cer. Although we’d known for a few months that she was ill, it was still a shock, as death always is.  She’d been in chemo for awhile, and an addi­tion­al prob­lem had recent­ly shown up in her back. […]

The Host Who Has No Self

Intu­ition is a great well, one that draws on a deep­er sense of what it means to be human. In lead­er­ship, orga­ni­za­tion devel­op­ment and man­age­ment con­sult­ing work, it has enor­mous val­ue for it often opens doors to things that are most­ly hid­den from view: the staff mem­ber whose valu­able insights are being tak­en for granted, […]


It’s usu­al­ly around 3 AM when the dream begins. It is the mid­dle of the night, both inside and out­side the dream, and I am again being chased by Nazis. The dream has many vari­a­tions. In a few there’s a dis­tinct fig­ure of pow­er that cap­tures me and from whom I must escape, but in most […]