Entries by Stephen Victor

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 […]

2016–Just Sayin’

​Many cars have GPS. You know how they work: they chart a course from our current locations to our destinations. They continuously calculate the relationship between our here and now and our desired there and then—and re-choreograph our movement when we veer off. We do this in our lives too. I’m curious whether the places […]