Hope Is Strength (Anger Is Laziness)

Reasons to be fearful and angry will find us whether we look for them or not, but we must actively seek out reasons to have hope and be joyful. Out of necessity, for survival’s sake, we are genetically hardwired to be hypersensitive to perceived existential threats. Our fight or flight response runs deep and is…

To Be Seen And Loved Requires Risk

Sometimes we find ourselves stuck in a feedback loop of loneliness and pain, the only solution for which is vulnerability and trust. Some of us spend our whole lives waiting to be seen and loved for who we are instead of for who others want or need us to be. We learn that our ability…

Passion Makes Us Porous

“I gotcha back, but you best to watch your front ‘cause it’s the people that front, they be pulling stunts.”—Gary E. Grice, aka GZA Proximity does not imply connection. Just because someone stands next to us does not mean that they share our moral, philosophical, or spiritual beliefs, and it certainly does not mean that…

The Brightest Cloud

“When the sun hides, it hides behind the brightest cloud.”—My Daughter Some days, it is difficult to see beyond the ugliness and the darkness in this world. Conflict, fear, anger, and pain are right in our faces with no obvious solution or hope of relief on the horizon. On days like these, it can be…

A Community Of Shared Intention

Look past disagreements of opinions and beliefs to see where intentions overlap. If all we ever see from one another is the most superficial aspects of our lives, there is no hope of having deep and meaningful relationships. Without deep and meaningful relationships, there is no possibility of creating a healthy, thriving community that works…