Monthly Archives: January 2018

What We Can Learn From Geese

  For the longest time I took comfort in being my own boss.  I loved my independence; I thought I was stronger, smarter, more effective when I worked alone.  When I worked with others it meant having to make compromises.  History, however, proved me wrong.  I wasn’t, in fact, stronger, smarter or more effective alone.  Often quite the opposite, I accomplished less, made more mistakes … Continue reading What We Can Learn From Geese »

Finding Perspective

It’s pretty easy to lose perspective these days.  We seem to have little time for either deep thoughts or long conversations.  Social media has shifted our attention from face-to-face to the screen, where we communicate through cryptic messages and emojis.  So much of our own perspective is focused on personal prerogatives and individual development.  It’s as if we’ve reached the conclusion that since we can’t … Continue reading Finding Perspective »

Suffering (by Eileen)

Suffering.  What’s the Point? I have been thinking lately about suffering and why we suffer.  It’s not a new question.  It’s one humans have wrestled with for eons. I’ve had fibromyalgia and painful knee and back injuries for 35 years, stemming from an auto accident.  I feel pain every day.  But it is minor in comparison to the emotional and physical pain some of my friends endure, such as the loss of … Continue reading Suffering (by Eileen) »

Finding Faith

What are seeds of faith?  I suppose the answer is different for each person, but for me, more often than not they come as small revelations in times of deep crisis when I’m grappling with forces pulling in opposite directions.  For me, faith is not so much an idea but an identity, not so much about believing but becoming. My teachers have generally been fellow travelers on the way, … Continue reading Finding Faith »