Popular Topic: consciousness


How I Continue to Mess Up Being an Ally
July 1, 2020  •  Article  • 

“There, do you see?” she said. “You just did it again. It’s all about you.”

Ignorance is so humbling. 

Here I was, a proud would-be ally in the cause of racial justice. I’...

10 Things White People Can Do to Work for Racial Justice
June 1, 2020  •  Article  • 

In my most recent email, I shared some reflections ...

Finding Courage In A Pandemic
April 20, 2020  •  Article  • 

I’ve found myself checking my phone, reading the news, and turning on the radio more often lately. Each headline sends a little current of energy through me.

“The virus is spreading… markets are crashing… schools ...

How to Find Strength During a Crisis
March 31, 2020  •  Article  • 

The other day, I was teaching a class online about how to cultivate more empathy and compassion for ourselves.
 
There are so many obstacles that can make it hard to find tenderness for ourselves. ...

The Radical Act of Reclaiming Attention
August 8, 2019  •  Article  • 

Given all that we are facing today as a society and a species, the need to have honest conversations about things that matter is paramount. Communication skills are an essential ingredient in this arena, but I don’t think they’re sufficient. To stay balanced ...

Transformative Dialogue
May 17, 2019  •  Article  • 

Have you ever persevered through a challenging situation with a friend and come out the other side with more respect for one another? Or worked out a disagreement with a loved one, finding that you feel even closer, with ...

The Necessity of Joy
February 28, 2019  •  Article  • 

I grew up on the east coast, whose gentle hills and particular blend of evergreen and deciduous trees still soothes me. On the weekends, we would drive about two hours north to the Hudson Valley of New York state, where ...

Learning How to Listen
January 25, 2019  •  Article  • 

Listening is a cornerstone of dialogue and a powerful metaphor for spiritual practice. When we’re willing and able to listen, we open a conduit that allows connection and understanding to happen.

There are so many ways to listen. We can listen to the content of what ...

Interdependence in Action: How to Change Agreements with Care
January 17, 2019  •  Article  • 

agreement

In 2004, a few days into the first of four week-long retreats of a yearlong program I was co-leading, one participant, who I will call Barbara, informed the program leaders that she ...

Nonviolence: Commitment, Capacity, and Community
January 8, 2019  •  Article  • 

In the mid 1990s I went on a backpacking trip with a friend that turned into a relational nightmare. Reverberating from the intense conflict, we set aside time to reweave intimacy and understanding. At a certain point, she expressed what seemed almost like anger directed at me for not ...

Page 1 of 3