Entries by Stephen Victor

Patriarchy: I Wonder…

Patriarchy: I Wonder “Whether all is really lost or not depends entirely on whether or not I am lost.”  — Vaclav Havel I wonder: Is the USA’s president hell-bent on acting out racist, sexist, homophobic, misogynistic, elitist and supremacy beliefs? Is there an intent and design to his pattern of derision, divisiveness and exclusionary rhetoric? Do […]

Protecting your Radiance

“Who are the people, ideas, and books that magnify your spirit? Find them, hold on to them, and visit them often. Use them not only as a remedy once spiritual malaise has already infected your vitality but as a vaccine administered while you are healthy to protect your radiance.” – Maria Popova —www.brainpickings.org Maria’s words “…protecting […]

Waking the Feminine

                                                           Image: Woman Asleep in an Armchair The Dream 1932 – Picasso Poet David Whyte said that when he had a son, he felt the need to teach […]

Privilege

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A Goodbye to Patriarchy 

                      “…bent on building an ennobled world of dignity for all…”– Maria Popova In 2010 the Dalia Lama proclaimed “The world will be saved by [the] Western woman.” Recently the Pope declared 22 June as Mary Magdalene Feast Day. The International Council of 13 Indigenous […]

Beauty

A couple years ago I discovered YouTube’s Britain’s Got Talent. When I have time I watch and listen while making breakfast or coffee. In sharing their talent, those auditioning reveal their beauty and at times, I cry. The poet John O’Donohue said the human heart cannot live without beauty. Before YouTube, I read Nobel Laureate […]

Being Bold

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Losing Our Minds and Coming to Our Senses

​Biologists tell us there are seven signs of life: moving, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction, excretion and nutrition. Mystic Paul Richards suggests differently. Life is creativity, he says. No creativity—no life. There are gradations of life: more creativity—more life. He’s onto something more significant than we are wont to appreciate. I’m not suggesting everyone sculpt, cook […]