What Has Happened to Us?

Somewhere along the way, our society has gone to hell in a handbasket. We drink and drug ourselves into oblivion on a regular basis, a horrifying number of us have been sexually assaulted either as children or adults - sometimes both. Corporations are people, kids are bringing guns to school on an almost daily basis,…

Perspective

I have been discouraged for some time now that we have become unwilling to forgive the minor indiscretions of youth that, at the time, weren't seen as terribly problematic (such as the wearing of blackface in a college skirt or at a party). At the same time, we are unwilling to address serious transgressions that…

Why?

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the horror of things that we never get around to asking why they happen. I don't say that as a criticism at all, I think it's just part of how our mind works. We hear of something so out of the ordinary, or at least out of what…

Enough is Enough

Spiritual teachers, no matter the tradition, should never be sexually involved with their students. Period. Spiritual teachers who are sexually involved with their students are not, in fact, qualified to be spiritual teachers. The notion that one can be partially enlightened but somehow not have that awakening reach their genitals and attitudes toward women is…