There’s a quote by Marianne Williamson that is very popular with the “personal growth” crowd. You’ll find it on the wall of yoga studios and retreat centers. It is often quoted in sermons, commencement speeches, and by coaches and therapists for all manner of occasions. You’ve heard it. You may even have it memorized.
It begins like this:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” (from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles by Marianne Williamson).
Here’s the thing: she’s absolutely right. We humans — or at least an overwhelmingly vast majority of us — are terrified of our own power. And this fear, I believe, is the root of all violence in this world. Continue reading →
In the last post, I presented a new model for engaging with violence in the world from the inside out. This model is based on my understanding & application of the Karpman Drama Triangle.
In this post, I want to dive a little bit deeper into what this triangle is, why I see it as the most prevalent cultural meme on the planet today, and why, in my estimation, it only serves to perpetuate the crisis of violence facing our planet.
The Drama Triangle, pictured to the left, has three available roles: persecutor, rescuer, and victim. And it is my assertion that regardless of which role one chooses to step into, one is perpetuating violence. Continue reading →
When I returned to this site to post this blog, I thought “oh, my… this needs a complete redesign. It’s just way behind the current platforms and technologies and design principles that make reading an easeful experience.”
In all honesty, I may-or-may-not ever get to redesigning this site. I may decide to create a whole new site. Only time will tell.
In the meantime, I’ve chosen a new medium (named, in a lovely twist of synchronicity, Medium) and will be blogging there.
I’ll continue to post links to my new posts here, for those of you that are subscribed…or you can just follow me on Medium instead…. 🙂