Embracing the unknown

Embracing the unknown

Covid. The Elections. Polarization. Violence. Militias. Economic instability. Fake News. Climate change. The glorification of ignorance, meanness and willful stupidity. As the ancient Chinese curse puts it: “May you live in interesting times.” What the next year will...

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Forget specialness

Forget specialness

“Mommy, Mommy, watch me!!” It’s a cry most of us have uttered. Certainly a cry most of us have heard. A cry that, if you’re a mom and it’s summertime, can drive you crazy. “Yes, dear, I’m watching,” Mommy says, burrowing deeper into her computer/book/magazine, wishing...

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I choose love

I choose love

The cat in the picture above is Lily. Twenty years ago, her predecessor, Grace, walked into my life. Actually the fluffy orange tabby with a heart the size of Texas didn’t walk into my life … she arrived as a half-grown wild cat, a bloody broken mess in the road,...

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What stands in the way of love?

What stands in the way of love?

I can’t bear to watch the video of George Floyd’s last nine minutes alive on Earth. But I can handle the Ken and Karen Show as it unfolds across FaceBook, Twitter and YouTube. Watching the video of the “Karen” in Central Park screaming at the bird watcher who...

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An outrageous conclusion

An outrageous conclusion

I’ve come to an outrageous conclusion: God didn’t create this earth—or any of the rest of the apparently physical cosmos we live in. WE did. How else to logically explain this world? It’s like a long shared fever dream in my and everybody else’s head—crazy, brutal,...

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The boomerang effect

The boomerang effect

Back in the old days, pre-pandemic, I would sunbathe at my favorite nude beach here on Maui. Totally exposed like that, it’s easy to get caught up in judgement. I’d watch some lithe, tanned young thing practice her yoga postures in the surf, admiring the taut lines...

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A New Earth

A New Earth

I give up. The world is insane and I’m giving up any last illusions that a “reality” based in polarity and the perception of separation can be reasoned with and ultimately changed for the better. It's been a long time since I've seen it so clearly. Yes, the world is...

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The madness has to happen

The madness has to happen

For years I’ve subscribed to The Washington Post and The Guardian. Since the pseudo-impeachment proceedings, I find I can no longer stomach reading about the daily erosional attacks on women’s rights, voting rights, civil rights, the elderly, Medicare, Social...

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Desire, relax, trust

Desire, relax, trust

I was a guest on the Jeff Faldalen Show today—and a rollickingly fun yet intense “give and take” on spirituality, consciousness, “the path,” enlightenment and evolution it was. (To watch the show check the link at the end.) Nearing the end of the show, Jeff asked me,...

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What’s the Point?

What’s the Point?

Several people have written me lately asking, basically, "What's the point of living if all we're doing is acting out the ego's story?" I figured I'd post part of my answer. Here goes: Dear Janet: As best I can figure out, the point of life is to live to the fullest,...

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