There but for the grace of god go I

Posted On Nov 29 2016 by

The election of Donald Trump has disturbed people clearly.  Some are delighted, of course.  My question for myself and for you is how can you find grace in this? (See recent post Another Effing Opportunity to Grow.) I want to stay sane.  I want to be kind.  If I allow my judgmental voices or my holier than thou inner beings, my holier than Trump voters voices to take over, I suffer.  Can you get that? My Quaker mother told me that there is that of Christ in everyone.  Even at age 8, I could absorb that notion.  It was self-evident.  …


I Am – Hardwired for Compassion

Posted On May 30 2012 by

You might enjoy the film, I Am by successful Hollywood director Tom Shadyac.  After suffering a life changing mountain bike injury, he asks two questions.  The question: What’s wrong with the world?   And   How can we fix it? The title of the movie comes from the philosopher G. K. Chesterton’s response from a century earlier:  I Am.  Netflix says:  Hollywood comedy director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) gets contemplative in this documentary, which finds him conversing with prominent philosophers and spiritual leaders about what ails our world and how we can improve it. Traveling the globe to conduct his …