“Brother, your soul is too beautiful to be doing this work.” If we can stare hate in the face and never waver from that knowledge, we will access inexhaustible tools of creative engagement, and hold a compelling invitation to the haters to fulfill their beauty.
Space Between Stories
It is getting harder to keep a secret these days. The collective shadow of our society, once safely relegated to the dark basement of the unmentionable, is now exposed to daylight, forcing us to face our contradictions.
The Brexit vote marks a rare moment of discontinuity, when the usual normalizing narratives falter and a society experiences a fertile and frightening moment of bewilderment.
I’d like to comment on one of the responses to my piece about the breakdown followed by the powerful emergence at the retreat in Bali. The commenter said: “I haven’t read the full story but my thought is this. Why are they wasting time moaning about the cutting down of the forests, and use that […]
I just finished speaking at the Rainbow Serpent Festival in Australia. I’m not sure exactly what sequence of events led me to speak there. If you asked me to justify this whole trip to Taiwan, Indonesia, and Australia, I wouldn’t be able to justify it, certainly not if I add up the fossil fuel […]
I’ve just come off a retreat I led in Ubud, Bali, that gathered twenty-something people from Indonesia, Australia, and Singapore. My intention was to offer a deep immersion in the way of seeing and thinking that I describe in The More Beautiful World our Hearts Know is Possible.The thing is, I myself do not stand […]