That night was the first time I truly came upon the little boy that lives inside me, that still carries all the insecurities and awkwardnesses of my childhood, that still has no idea how to operate in the world, that still finds a way to influence my thoughts and behaviors today without me realizing it.
Power. It was intoxicating and somehow deeply familiar, as if it had been waiting dormant inside of me.
It was back in college when I first heard about ayahuasca from a housemate of mine. She told me about a psychedelic medicine from the Amazon capable of incredible personal transformation and …
What I perceived as messiness and chaos were just the act of experiencing life in all its complexity, depth, and glory.
Ever since, in moments of anxiety, stress, or intense negativity – if I can find a moment of presence – I go back to San Sebastian.
“Personal responsibility” forms the backbone of polarization in our country today. We all agree we need it. But we can’t actually agree on what it means.
Beyond the job titles, beyond the outfit – what has your life been preparing you perfectly for? That’s the core question of the Right Livelihood Quest.
In truth, there is about half as much crime in the United States as there was 25 years ago. Both violent and property crimes have dropped dramatically. We are safer than we were 30 years ago.
Can you imagine if we created a movement that both treated others with love and sensitivity AND thrived off creative tension?
We tell ourselves we are unworthy sinners. We tell ourselves that we are small and powerless. But we humans are geniuses.
Americans don’t think much of atheists. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 74% of Americans would vote for a qualified gay or lesbian for president. Only 58% would vote for an atheist. Forty percent would refuse to vote for an atheist.
How can we expect to drive real change when we are constantly underfunded and in the pockets of corporate donors?
Kim, your cartoon reinforces a very unhelpful sentiment: that spreading memes on social media does little, if anything, to help encourage social progress.
If you’re a white American, like me, the absolute worst thing someone can call you is racist. That is a problem.