Just Breathe

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” ~ Arundhati Roy, War Talk I remember reading Gaia by James Lovelock as an undergraduate at New York University.  I was changed by that book, as I was changed by all the books I read … More Just Breathe

Heart of Darkness

There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. ~ Carl Gustav Jung Hello Darkness, My Old Friend Yesterday was the longest day of the year.  The … More Heart of Darkness

Fatherless Child

To state the obvious, Father’s Day is the day when children everywhere fete their fathers with gifts and cards. They serve them stacks of obligatory pancakes and cups of badly brewed coffee. They draw pictures and sign their cards with love. It is a day to honor fathers, and I am OK with that. Still, … More Fatherless Child

Authentic Soul Life

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ~ May Sarton When I talked to my mom yesterday (our usual Saturday phone conversation to unpack the week) we spent quite a bit of the conversation talking about a recent fight she’d had with a family member. My … More Authentic Soul Life