"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
So said Abraham Lincoln in an address he gave on June 16, 1858. Within a couple of years after he spoke those words, the American civil war began, creating a house divided that certainly did not stand.
In this day and age, 158 years after Lincoln's remarks, we again find ourselves a house divided. The level of partisan rancor is toxic, with citizens pitted against one … [Read more...]
Prologue: This post is not meant to be a purely political one, although I will be mentioning the political landscape and Donald Trump.
Instead, this post is meant to take the long view and look at the big picture. It is meant to map out what exactly is going on here, as to many people it feels unsettling and like pure chaos.
Furthermore, I am not a supporter of Donald Trump, but my intention in writing this post is not meant to … [Read more...]
With all the tumult going on in the U.S. and world right now, what we we can't lose sight of is the reality that what we all want, what truly unites us, is a world in which we all can thrive.
This is a world in which we can respect our differences and understand our common bonds. This is also a world in which we all work together, to help everyone do well.
In that regard, I will be going to the [Read more...]
As we enter into the season of light, the time of the solstice and the holidays, and as we enter into a new year, I give you my gift - the above short music video, entitled "Imagine/Vision." I encourage you to watch it with an open heart and an open mind - it may just inspire you.
The solstice is the darkest day of the year. Now that we are past the solstice, more light is present in our world. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, … [Read more...]
With the presidential election behind us, we as a people are at a precipice. The popular vote went one way and the electoral college another, and as a result Donald Trump will be the next president of the U.S.
People are hurting on both sides of the equation: those who voted for Trump feel the sting of an economy and world that is leaving them behind, and feel that they live in an America they no longer recognize. People who … [Read more...]
Here we are, Nov. 8, 2016 Election Day in the U.S. On this day, I have some thoughts:
As an Acupuncturist, I have come to understand that the way people achieve real health and make profound and positive changes in their own health and lives is by empowering themselves to take matters in their own hands. They don't just do what the doctors tell them, and just take medications or have procedures; they question if Western medicine is … [Read more...]
With just a few days before the presidential election here in the U.S., I'm sure you'll agree with me that it has been a wild ride. It's been a roadshow, a shitshow, and a polemic battle of the cultures.
What we have seen, amidst all the craziness, is a changing of the guard. We are shifting from a closed culture to an open culture and open future. With this shift, we are in the thick of a revolution and … [Read more...]
In a recent article I wrote, "The Nonsense and Delusions People Believe As Truth," I talked about the irrational and nonsensical beliefs people have about Donald Trump, and that it's almost as if people are brainwashed into these beliefs.
Well in fact, people are brainwashed. It's called propagandizing, and it's … [Read more...]