Entries by Stephen Victor

The Wild Rose

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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 […]

Boxing Day

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Joy Irrespective

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