CURRENT TOPIC: Power

Last updated: 10th August 2018

 

Love & goodness are planted within you more deeply than all that is wrong.

This topic, how we use or abuse power, was inspired by an NPR episode of Hidden Brain

It highlights how important compassion and self awareness are in how we treat others

click on the image to hear the podcast

click on the image to hear the podcast

Once a young woman said to me, “Hafiz, what is the sign? of someone who knows God?” I became very quiet, and looked deep into her eyes, then replied, “My dear, they have dropped the knife. Someone who knows God has dropped the cruel knife that most so often use upon their tender self and others”

— Hafiz

What energy and quality of being are you sharing with others?

James Finlay, the teacher featured in the above videos is a wonderful teaching on the Christian contemplative tradition - his words resonate very deeply with me.  If you'd like to become better aquainted wit his work here is a link to a fascinating 90 minute lecture he lead on the teaching of Thomas Merton.