When you feel you are under the control of an unfriendly system, check your values, check your sense of personal power meter. Check your complicity levels. Compare the consistency of your values with the actions it takes to participate in the system and achieve your goals.. The ends never justify the means because they are inseparable.
I have 1,485 Facebook friends, from all over the world. And I don't think any of them have a view I disagree with. I don't see any racist posts, insulting comments or posts in support of Trump, from my Facebook friends. I see a lot of horrible things, because my friends are keen to raise awareness on the issues around the world, but this only gets me more motivated to help and make a difference.
One need look no further than the outcome of the Brexit vote or the Colombian peace referendum to see how spectacularly the pollsters and bookies got it wrong.
Paying attention to this U.S. presidential campaign and commentators' efforts to make sense of it can be a painful undertaking. Aside from the hateful rhetoric and incitement to violence that Donald Trump has unleashed on society, our tired conceptual short-hands that we try to impose on people and ideas are outdated.
And back to my unease now, two weeks after speaking with Sidi. Noam Chomsky recently told Amy Goodwin of Democracy Now! That
Encountering change is not dissimilar to staring wide-eyed into a gale-force wind. It is seldom comfortable, causing as it does the stress of uncertainty and insecurity. It can blur our vision, causing us to see things that aren't there even as it causes us to miss things that are.
Refrain from feeding your mind's case for your rightness and others' wrongness; turn away from the thoughts that habitually defend and explain your version of truth. Instead of diving into your mind's narrative and returning to engage in your defense, use your awareness as an invitation to inquire into your experience.
In 2013 and 2014, House Republicans went on the warpath when one of the FCC's commissioners alleged that his colleagues were
Of course, the Right will still vote against pay-check equity. It may help, however, to demolish the phony excuses, especially to right-wing women members of Congress.
Mary then called me on the verge of tears, ready to break it off because her boyfriend did not title her as his girlfriend