Devote – late 16th cent. (in the sense [dedicate formally, consecrate] ): from Latin devot- ‘consecrated,’ from the verb devovere, from de- ‘formally’ + vovere ‘to vow.’ Devotion invites a vow. Vows are more high frequency than a promise. Vows are solemn promises. A vow is an archetype. To make a vow is to place yourself on the alter of … Read More
This is about ‘you’. Not the ‘you’ you are. But the ‘you’ you want to be. The all-powerful you. The all-knowing you. The you who you know deep down you could be. The you at your most dynamic. The you with foresight, with authority, courage, integrity, dignity, heart. Easy words to type. Much harder ones to live up to. You … Read More
The mythology of a market society reverses the picture of gift society. In a market society…Getting rather than giving is the mark of a substantiative person, and the hero is the ‘self-possessed’ ‘self-made’. So long as these assumptions rule, a disquieting sense of triviality, of worthlessness even, will nag the man or woman who labors in the service of a … Read More
I am reasonably smart women, very well read, able to converse with pretty much anyone on many issues, able to see complexity as well as most of the most able, and yet I feel I suffer in the world I work in, because I haven’t done a few things. I haven’t: Built a multi million dollar company. Made millions. Held … Read More
Our inner work involves bringing all of our broken and disparate pieces back together, back to our core. It doesn’t matter where we start. Starting is what matters. Getting to know all the parts of ourselves and finding acceptance. Or finally looking in the eye of our insecurities, our fears, our self hate, and questioning their dominance of us? Or learning to say NO to what is not on our song sheet, and YES to what is. Learning to know the difference between the two.
My life has been a story of radical truth. A new friend, Lindley, shared this poem with me last week. The Way It Is There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others … Read More
– A process for comprehensive consideration of all that we do, say, think… Part 1. Awaken to and illumination of… This process is to support the awakening of people to the field effects of their every action and thought. If we drop a very small pebble into a pond, ripples will go out from where we dropped the pebble, … Read More