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Loving the Beast Inside

Ya know the wildest thing is that after all the trees I planted,  all the kids I taught,  all the volunteers I’ve organized,  all the people I’ve counseled,  all the money I’ve donated,  all the votes cast,  all the ranting and raving,  all the writing,  all the researching,

all of it trying to make this world a little less self-destructive,

The most potent action I’ve found isn’t an action at all.

It‘s looking at the darkest corners of my being and letting my heart bathe it all in profound acceptance.

It sounds so cheesy but I swear to god it’s true.

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The Gift of Consciously Connecting to Anger, aka Social Justice, Heart-Work, and Evolution Part 1.5

“Everything’s going pretty well in my life, but I feel **so much anger! **” “I can’t get past how much anger I feel! I want to feel better, but I am stuck.” “How can I **not** be angry, have you seen what’s going on in the world?” “Being angry is a negative emotion and now is not the time to be negative.”

Feedback

The feedback from “Social Justice, Heart-Work, and Evolution. Part 1, of 2” had 1 of 3 flavors, generally speaking.

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It’s Time To Mourn

A few days ago, my dear friend and I went to Grenfell Tower. She frequently makes this pilgrimage from her home nearby to speak the names of those who perished on that awful night. For me, as an infrequent visitor to London, it was the first time I had set eyes on the blackened building. We walked the surrounding streets, past the church which hasn’t closed its doors since the fire broke out, bedecked with yellow ribbons, knitted yellow hearts, photographs of the missing and dead, teddy bears, and handwritten cards and messages.