People do not like change. We do what we can to keep the status-quo, no matter how painful or difficult. Why? Because it feels comfortable, and please don't ask me to change, to do something different, because then I will be UNcomfortable. read more »

The recent horrific killing of Stephen Brown at the Holocaust Museum and Dr. Tiller at his church sent me reeling. I felt deep despair, and thought, how can someone do this to another human being, with no sense of compassion or respect, just cold-blooded murder. Where does such apparent hatred for another human being come from? What drives it and feeds it, what forces us to act on it? read more »

September seems to be filled with opportunities for peacemaking. September 21 is International Day of Peace with many events scheduled, and of course, September 11, the remembrance of 9-11. read more »

To shift to another way of looking at ourselves and the world is not easy. Although we are intellectually capable of saying the right things, when it comes to our deeper attitudes and our behaviour, we remain slaves of our conditioning. Slaves to habit, to our desire to win approval, our need to impress others and so on. read more »

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