A friend recently related to me a story of how a female colleague of hers, a brilliant and articulate public figure, had been completely overshadowed by the forceful persuasion techniques and aggressive stance of her male interlocuters on a televised debate. She expressed disappointment in this as the seeming evidence of men’s greater power over … More The call for feminine leadership
Well, here I am, on the plane to Chengdu, my first trip back to China in over a year. I’ve missed the Hua Dan team. It’s been a rocky road for all of us, in one way or another, and I’m eager to be together again, after so long. I’m excited to be working with … More Returning Home
I had lunch with a friend today who, when I told him the title of my blog and my interest in love and fear, shared with me that, when he was falling in love with his now-wife, a good friend of his suggested that this relationship might last because she scared him. This fascinated … More Does fear get us closer to love?
(originally published at http://www.forumblog.org) I have seen the transformative power of working from a view of the world that places love at the heart of our actions and the power of the arts to facilitate this experience. In the last 10 years, I have witnessed the extraordinary power, courage and tenacity of a group of … More Achieving personal transformation through the arts
Tout en jouant, un petit garçon exubérant m’a jeté son manteau, s’attirant ainsi la colère de sa grand-mère, qui l’a obligé à s’excuser. Plus tard ce soir-là, il a refusé de me parler, et ne voulait plus se joindre à nous pour écouter comme d’habitude l’histoire du soir avant de se coucher. Il boudait sous sa … More L’Amour, pas la peur
A little boy playing around, rather exuberantly threw his coat at me, incurring the wrath of grandma and a forced apology to me. Later that evening, he refused to talk to me, no longer wishing to be part of the bedtime story routine, sulking under his duvet, trying to push me out of the door. … More Forgiveness
I had been reflecting recently on how my commitment to living a life of love not fear too often focuses more on the fear part! Weeding out of my thinking and acting those limitations that threaten to drag me down has been crucial in my journey in realizing this vision but I now feel increasingly … More Loving it forward
Love is a way of seeing. So often, we love only that which presents itself. If someone is kind and considerate, gentle and affectionate, it is easy to love them back. But I’m learning that true love is the kind that chooses always to see the man and women of Love’s creating, no matter what … More What are you seeing?
So, I had been wanting to blog again but had kinda lost my mojo. A friend had recommended to me a great little e-book on 31 ways to find your blogging mojo but fear had set in. I just couldn’t seem to find the inspiration. Then, over the last few weeks, it’s been really clear … More The Summer of Love Project
I see things differently now The veil has lifted The fog has cleared The view of myself now clear Simplicity, Truth A vision of the future I see things differently now There was a time A time before Confusion was my master Fears dragged me down Unsure Unsafe And never brought … More I see things differently now