24Jun, 2018

Stop hitting yourself

The only way to achieve a society where individuals are truly allowed to be seen for themselves is to finally fully acknowledge just how deeply our existing mental models and institutions fail in this regard.

Coexist sweatshirt
25Apr, 2018

Coexist

Coexist! Is the best we can strive for? Is this really such an inspiring rally cry for progressives around the world? Is the best we can do simply to tolerate one another?

28Mar, 2018

A letter to young people

Young people, you have more power than you think. Please keep dreaming up a world that makes older generations afraid, nervous, and confused. Please keep dreaming up a world that most of us don’t believe is possible.

25Mar, 2018

The wisdom within

By simply being more willing and able to be honest with myself, to let myself be my own teacher, to absorb and embrace the truths that are already within me, but which are inconvenient – doorways are opening up left and right.

07Mar, 2018

The Good Place

In a solemn moment of honesty with yourself, do you feel that you are in right relationship with yourself, your family, your community, your planet, the universe? For me, there is no real goodness apart from our own honest answers to ourselves. 

Dark reflection
03Mar, 2018

Sense of dread

I will never resolve this sense of dread by accomplishing anything in the external world. I can only resolve it by reckoning within myself, by consciously rewriting the rules I’ve taken on unconsciously.

Eggs
23Feb, 2018

Cracking a few eggs

Perhaps sometimes the most productive thing we can do is to make chaos from order, to tear apart at the worn, outdated fabric of modern life, so that we might weave a new, more beautiful tapestry from the loose thread.

Bees
12Feb, 2018

Trying to be original

I am beginning to realize, trying to be original is the least original thing I can do. It is doing what nearly everyone does, tie themselves up in knots over me, me, me; obsess over how I can be revered, remembered, seen.

11Feb, 2018

Sphere of concern

If we wanted, we could imagine the noblest good as expanding our “sphere of concern” to the widest, most far-reaching good we can conceive. We could choose to identify primarily not with ourselves as individuals, but rather as humanity itself, as life itself.