A Heuristic for Changing the World

A few days ago, seemingly out of nowhere, my 10-year-old son, Clark, declared, “Mom, I believe you’re gonna change the world.” Pause. Come again? “Yeah, you have the biggest brain of anyone I know and you like to help people.” Well. Hmm. How did Clark know just how much I have been struggling with feeling like… Continue reading A Heuristic for Changing the World

Breathe: Life and Generosity, Suffering and Joy

One of the contributors to the On Being blog, Omid Safi, recently spoke to suffering and finding joy therein. Safi found that, as a human experience, openness to suffering opens one to another’s suffering. He draws from Rumi: This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness,… Continue reading Breathe: Life and Generosity, Suffering and Joy