Shifting from Violence to Empowerment part 3: That Which We Most Fear

Crossposted on Medium; read it there for the best formatting. 🙂

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

From Violence to Empowerment – and a new Medium

Hello, lovely readers.

Well, after almost a year away, I’m back at it.

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…. 🙂

Here’s the new post: Shifting From Violence to Empowerment.

So thrilled to be back, with a year’s worth of thinking, learning & growing to turn into new blog posts.