Vulnerability and Inner Strength

This is a post in my project series, tentatively titled “Overlapping Magisteria” – which is a project to bring together old spiritual wisdom about how to live as human beings, with current scientific understandings. One of the things I do all the time (and often regret) is read the comments on mainstream news articles. If you’ve […]

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One Halting Step at a Time

If you were to ask me what my optimal political alignment is, it would be that I am a libertarian socialist (or an anarcho-syndicalist.) One could argue that Jesus would have been a libertarian socialist. I am about as left wing and anti-authoritarian as you can get, although more broadly, I am a part of […]

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“Fear is the Mind Killer”

This is a post in my project series, tentatively titled “Overlapping Magisteria” – which is a project to bring together old spiritual wisdom about how to live as human beings, with current scientific understandings. If you’ve read the science fiction classic “Dune” by Frank Herbert, or you saw the movie, you know this scene. A young […]

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Conscious vs. Unconscious

This is a post in my project series, tentatively titled “Overlapping Magisteria” – which is a project to bring together old spiritual wisdom about how to live as human beings, with current scientific understandings. On July 18th, an unarmed black man who was a caretaker for an autistic patient was shot while he was lying […]

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This Present Moment

I was folding laundry this morning, a task I generally don’t like, but try to use as a way to stay present. But my monkey mind was doing its normal thing. I was perseverating about the election season (actually, freaking out is more accurate,) and I was trying to figure out how I was going […]

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Activism of the Heart

As you may or may not know, I used to be an activist. I spent many years (from ages 22 to my early 50s, at times much more intensely than others) in the trenches – organizing with like-minded people in living rooms and out in the streets on a wide variety of topics overlapping in years. […]

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