Category Archives: Humanity

Anything related to humanity, society, economics, the human impact on the environment, politics.

Uncertainty’s Mad Lover

They say nature abhors a vacuum. Therefore, create a sweet warm home in your life for not knowing; let it be a permanent and honored guest. Have a relaxing tea with your confusion. Take a warm luxurious bath with your … Continue reading

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Trauma is Spiritual Rocket Fuel

The image above is a collision trace used in particle physics. Scientists accelerate subatomic particles to great speeds and smash them together. When the particles collide, they dissociate into components and physicists use that information to get a better understanding … Continue reading

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nineteen things I wish I had known early in life

One day when I was very young, a warm and benevolent voice said these things to me: Wisdom is distilled pain. Everybody experiences loss, betrayal, and trauma. You can turn away from pain through denial or blame, but both keep … Continue reading

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Is there an optimum human population on this planet?

When I was growing up in the 1970’s, people were concerned about overpopulation, what the earth’s “carrying capacity” was, and where we were in relation to that capacity. It seems that the dire predictions of the times did not come … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Gender Roles

The older I get, the more aware I become of the pain and suffering caused by gender roles. They seem to cut both genders off from true power and the ability to experience the joy and beauty of life. When … Continue reading

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The Language of All Creatures

People may not remember what you said, but they will remember how you said it. What you said was written in human language, while how you said it was written in the language of all creatures. Part of the reason … Continue reading

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We find that which we seek

The law of attraction seems to state that if you think the right thoughts, you will get the right results in your life. This seems the ultimate in hubris and would tend to make someone a control freak. Life is … Continue reading

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Yoga Is Not One Thing

Being a yoga teacher and with many friends involved with yoga as a practice, business, and philosophical system, I often encounter rants about the dumbing down of yoga within our culture. “This McYoga is not real yoga!” they seem to … Continue reading

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The Disease of Niceness

Act 1, Scene 1: Mother: “Sally, give that toy back to your younger sister, she was playing with it first” . Sally: “But I want to play with it!” Mother: “Sally, don’t be selfish, no one will like you if … Continue reading

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Believe it or not, the universe doesn’t care how you or I think life should be. Expecting life or other people to conform to our “shoulds” is a formula for creating our own private hell. Judge (discern, evaluate) how life … Continue reading

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