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Daily Practice 2017.09.20 – What will you say today?

Daily Practice 2017.09.20 – What will you say today?

Meditation Today (and until September 30th), I will be sharing from our sibling publication, The BeZine (https://thebezine.com). Our issue this month is a pre-quel to our big event, 100,000 Poets for Change - a worldwide event of local poets and artists coming together to share their creations on peace, sustainability, and social justice. We will be holding a virtual event at The BeZine. You can read more about it here: https://beguineagain.com/100000-poets-for-change/ Today, I'm sharing a short writing from Michael Dickel. Now, I'm not sure I fully grasp what Michael was driving towards (maybe you will) but I do know that we are caught in a news cycle right now where proclamations or utterances are tweeted from on high. And every time these utterances come forth, to me, it feels like
Daily Practice 2017.09.07 – What will you resist today?

Daily Practice 2017.09.07 – What will you resist today?

Meditation So many things to lament. Hurricanes. Wildfires. Pollution. DACA. Trickle down economics. Racism. Sexism. Heterosexism. Transphobia. Homelessness. Hunger. Oppression. I've been reading Bell Hooks. She talks about feminism as being opposite of the system of domination that is the way of patriarchy. I like this description because it moves the fault of patriarchy away from being male to being a system of domination that people participate in. People do not have to participate in a system of domination (sort of). It is a choice and there are options to standing against domination. It just so happens that the system of domination that we are currently experiencing (and have been experiencing for a long, long time) is one ruled over by men, the patriarchy. A friend posted on F
Prayerful Decisions – Prayerful Tuesday

Prayerful Decisions – Prayerful Tuesday

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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. – 1 Corinthians 13:1 Today is Super-Tuesday, a day when political parties in mostly southern states choose who they want to run as their Presidential Candidate.  So far in this election we have heard the traditional political rhetoric and a great deal of speech filled with anger, hate, bigotry, greed and plan nonsense. My choice of candidate is not important, no, rather what is important is that each of us look carefully at who is running and who has the American peoples best interest.  Not just white, male, and wealthy, but all Americans regardless of socioeconomic status, choice of faith, where they come from, color of their skin, age, or gender identification. All Americans