in ragamuffin’s most recent blog entry, there is talk about the writer, steve, inflicting beliefs on someone, concerning his post on “top 10 reasons why men shouldn’t be ordained“. what interests me – what does it mean to “inflict” a belief on someone? it conjures up an image of capture and wounding. i’m thinking of… Continue reading inflicting beliefs?
my friend danielle has recently become quite fascinated by the year 2012, the time at which the mayan calendar ends – and some claim it’s the end of time. i tend to be skeptical of such claims but on the other hand want to remain open-minded. so as usual, i looked around on the internet… Continue reading time & tantra
here is what tom fox, the slain christian peacemaker, said just before he was abducted: I have read that the word in the Greek Bible that is translated as “love” is the word “agape.” Again, I have read that this word is best expressed as a profound respect for all human beings simply for the… Continue reading tom fox: peace, love and respect vs. dehumanization
remember yesterday? i wrote the post inspired by little emily, the toddler who really seems to know what having fun in life is all about. well, on the heels of this comes an email from my friend ken, the happiness guy. he’s got his own blog now! here are a two samples: ClutterMind: The Unexamined… Continue reading more happiness
a few interesting thoughts on women and blogging: Writing, as a form of therapy, is as old as ink itself. Universally understood as a transformative process, the simple act of putting pen to page can effectively jump start personal growth and healing. Over the years I’ve had more than a handful of sessions on a… Continue reading women, therapy and blogging
here’s an interesting blog entry by hugo schwyzer on feminism and “liberal white men”. my comment (if you take the trouble to scroll down or search for my name in the post) is about my disagreement regarding hugo’s idea that men should stop “burdening” their women with their stories, and find men to talk to.… Continue reading who do men tell their stories to?
i just stumbled across a surprisingly thoughtful discussion of the matter of fat acceptance, in hugo schwyzer’s blog. an excerpt: I’ve struggled for years and years with addictive eating habits and compulsive exercising. I do spend an inordinate amount of time worrying about my body and seeking to control it. Yet my neuroses are sanctioned… Continue reading fat acceptance
often, we associate buddhism with kindness, gentleness, compassion. but buddhism is about the whole human experience. manjushri is the bodhisattva who engenders the human experience of fierceness and determination. here is an excerpt about him from a blog on e-sangha. (a bodhisattva is an enlightened being who has vowed not to enter nirvana until all… Continue reading manjushri – fierce buddhism
hello! i’ve had a few days that were definitely on the blah and dudsy side. then along comes my friend ken walker, the happiness guy, with his new web site! thanks, ken. i love the way you sit on top of the world, so to say. check it out here, guys! so i figured, are… Continue reading happy happy happy