Your Soul Is Plentiful

Our soul is a magnificent force connected to the universe and it replenishes.  Now, don’t get me wrong the soul has a spirit that can get really tired but that is not the soul.  The soul is that loving presence, some refer to it as a higher power, and others call it divine and holy,…

Engaged Buddhism, Oprah Angel Network, and Renewed Spirits

I am sure that many of the protesters who may have financial challenges with making their bails and would be grateful for Oprah Angel network support, or some other financial foundation Oprah owns or supports that speaks to social justice and social change. The protesters’ experience and willingness to protest injustice is as powerful for me…

I’m Sick With A Social Flu, Again.

Why does the media care more about this ‪#‎donaldsterling‬ and not this http://www.thenation.com/blog/179571/justice-sotomayor-speaks-truth-white-power. as you can tell, in the past few days, I have been suffering from another type of social flu; diversionary media racism coverage (DMRC). I keep catching the bug and can’t shake it.  

The Measure of My Heart

On winged days, I know I can soar. Letting the wind of my dreams carry me. This too shall pass, I say this to myself over and over…and as it comes here to me, I will embrace this and hold it like a newborn child. Swaddle it with hope, love, and forgiveness. Healing and helping…

Justice and Truth

“We can not seek justice and then deny truth.” This thought or line just came to me as I reflect on how far we have come as African Americans in this country. Yesterday I watched “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth”, a film that chronicles her magnificent life and inside of the film the images of…

See With Your Eyes But Listen With Your Heart

I watched her tears roll down her face as she described how unattractive she felt because of her skin color.  Her pain was deep. Oprah and Iyanla recently presented a “LIFECLASS” on the OWN network that explored colorism.  Colorism is a psycho-social effect of living in societies where skin color become associated with subjective factors….

Kick Off Your Boots and Save The Cat

I read a lot. Usually a strange mix of things, like eating a spoonful of mac and cheese, followed by a nip of jellied cranberry, then a slight detour nip of buttered roll and a gulp of water to wash it all down. I can quickly move from reading a section of a book, reading…

Light of Devourment

When Timmy was first born into the world it was full of magic. His mother, Rocious loved him in an eternal and expansiveness way with certainty, like the certainty of the eye of the storm. The eye of the storm knows its meaning and purpose, like a rock that falls down into a cave trapping…

Transformation and Compassion

Have you ever seen the movie, Transformers, where cars magically twist  and turn into robots? In the movie we watch with a child’s eye how cars change into robots….wait, wait, they don’t just change they transform.  On the TV show Extreme Makeover they transform homes not just change them.  After being a teacher and learner for 25 years as…

The Art of Letting Go: Part Three

The Art of Letting Go: Part Three- All pain is not the same There are different levels of pain experienced by people. Although pain should never be compared to each other in a way that suggests that one pain is less or worse than another, the reality is that all pain is not the same….