“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” ~ Joseph Campbell I came upon that quote and as I lay awake in my hospital bed at 3 a.m. a few weeks ago. I wondered, how privileged am I for being me? And, more troubling, who exactly exactly am I? It had been a while since I’d checked in with myself and it seemed … Continue reading The Privilege of a Lifetime
As I watched the January 6 hearings and thought about the upcoming midterm elections this observation from George Washington chillingly came to mind. “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” His thought on power didn’t come out of nowhere; rather, it described how he experienced the interplay of politics and … Continue reading The Power in Walking Away
It is said that the Greek philosopher, Diogenes, carried a lamp with him at all times in an attempt to find an honest man. Reports were he never found one. Why? Why is honesty so elusive? Perhaps it’s easier to cover a dishonest act with a good motive, or to dress a lie in a half truth in order not to be judged badly by … Continue reading In Search of an Honest Man
“From Watergate we learned what generations before us have known; our Constitution works. And during the Watergate years it was interpreted again so as to reaffirm that no one – absolutely no one – is above the law.” ~ Leon Jaworski Last week, like some of you, I watched the prime time coverage of the January 6 American Congressional hearings. At the time, I’d been … Continue reading What’s Goin’ On?
“Unfortunately there can be no doubt that man is, on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be. Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.” ~ Carl Jung What can you say? It is a sad day — when you discover people aren’t as good as you … Continue reading Finding Light In Your Shadow