Mindful Advocacy and Spiritual Authority

As a professional advocate for twenty-plus years, I can say people of my ilk don't know we do our jobs in two separate but simultaneous realms. First, advocates work in what is called the “historical” realm—this is the every-day world where we commute to work, sit in meetings, draft emails, lobby, educate, and demonstrate. We define…

What is #MindfulAdvocacy?

Speaking with friends the other day, a question arose: "What is #MindfulAdvocacy?" Here is the gist of my response. Mindful Advocacy begins with awareness. Our hearts open as we fall in love and come to understand our connection with our beloved. We cherish our dependent co-arising or inter-being with another. Awake to our…

The Big Betrayal

  Are you like me? Growing up, did you learn right from wrong at home, in school, and at church? Did you get a good education with the intention of making a contribution to society? Did you involve yourself in an issue, pour your heart into the cause(s), and then run headlong into walls of resistance and disappointment, again…
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