• Do you want to be right or to love? I’ve had reason recently to visit this idea again. A most powerful idea, beautifully brought to us by Rumi. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. More than six years ago I wrote about the idea in detail. I’d read a New York Times Modern Love more
  • i am bewildered, and I am mad A reader (and I’m sorry, I can’t recall exactly who) pointed me to this Rumi quote on bewilderment…. There are many guises for intelligence. One part of you is gliding in a high windstream, while your more ordinary notions take little steps and peck at the ground…. …We must become ignorant of what we have more
  • sunday life: in which i learn the beauty of not being right This week I choose to not be right (and find beauty in a field beyond right and wrong). Ever been stuck in a toxic relationship rut? I mean really stuck. Perhaps it was with a spouse, a partner, or your boss or neighbour.  An issue arises, they react aggressively, you react just as primitively to more
  • people who irritate me “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” — Carl Jung I’ve been living and breathing this quote lately. I get irritated very easily. Slow walkers drive me mental. Men who grunt loudly at yoga. Talk-back listeners who get righteous about stuff they know little about…. What’s worse (for more
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