finding real Love … (06/30/11)

“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect Love.” ~ Tom Robbins . “Some say that true Love is a mirage; seek it anyway, for all else is surely desert.” ~ Robert Brault . “You don’t have to go looking for Love when it’s where you come from.” ~ Werner […]

one choice: hate or Love … (06/29/11)

“The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for Love?” ~ MLK, Jr. . “Evil can be opposed without being mirrored … Oppressors can be resisted without being emulated … Enemies can be neutralized without being destroyed.” ~ Walter […]

Love is the only victory … (06/28/11)

“Everything in this world tries to pull us away from [Love], pushes us to choose ourselves over others, to choose independence over interdependence, to choose great things over small things, to choose going fast alone over going far together.” ~ Shane Claiborne “In the first stage, man & sword become one and each other. Here […]

All your perfect places … (06/27/11)

“All Your Perfect Places” I wake and turn to you – to lightly touch your cheek, … to softly stroke your hair, … to wrap you up and let my hands come to rest … in all your perfect places. And yet you are not here. My thoughts then reach for you; seeking any solace. […]

Love is the only Law … (06/27/11)

“Layers of insulation keep the rich and the poor from truly encountering one another. There are the obvious layers like picket fences & SUVs, and there are the more subtle ones like charity … It is a beautiful thing when folks in poverty are no longer just a mission project, but become genuine friends and […]

Transformation is Now … (06/26/11)

“It’s just like the Present [Moment] to be showing up like this.” ~ Bon Iver . “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” ~ Arundhati Roy . Indeed, this “other world” comes completely into being during every one of our acts of […]

We are the other … (06/25/11)

“I truly believe that when the poor finally meet the rich, riches will have no more meaning, and that when the rich finally meet the poor, we will see poverty come to an end … True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar. It comes to see that a system that produces […]

the Mystery of Love … (06/24/11)

“It is impossible to “love” anyone or anything completely. Love is directed towards what lies hidden in its object.” ~ Paul Valéry And where do we arrive once that glorious Path is trod? Right where we started our Journey — where we then See it all again from Love’s perfect perspective. We truly have nowhere […]

Little Gethsemane … (06/22/11)

“Little Gethsemane” Her hard words slice the soft fog of my indifference, Crushing the remnants of a tower already torn Asunder; I am rent & bruised – Fearing a death as painful as it is illusory. And yet despite these wounds, still I go And gently place reminders of our Love, Silver-threaded, about my neck. […]

Farewell Wildwood! … (06/21/11)

Alexzanna farms in Wildwood, Georgia, was another 10-day stopover, where I was able to share about my recent Peace Pilgrimage and the “Way of Kindness” — both for a nice gathering of friends and family on the farm itself, as well as in the Wildwood United Methodist Church.

Live life fully … (06/20/11)

“All around you, people will be tiptoeing through life, just to arrive at death safely. But dear children, never tiptoe. Run, hop, skip or dance … … just don’t tiptoe.” ~ unknown