Our Fragile Values

Our Fragile Values

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Last week as I was tuning in to listen to one my favourite sources of thinking, the podcast by the most influential public intellectual of the west of our times, the Canadian professor of psychology, clinical psychologist, and bestselling author of “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” Mr. Jordan Peterson, my plans were completely ruined. Shocked by the details of a road less travelled by his guest, I was forever changed and led back to reconnect with my deepest intention for a life of public speaking and helping to support our fragile values of life, all due to the incomparable spirit of his guest, Mrs. Yeonmi Park. Although her physical transformation deluded me momentarily, beyond that heavy make up she was still the North Korean defector and human…
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Pandemic: a Greek Word of Wisdom

Pandemic: a Greek Word of Wisdom

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Pandemic is a word of a Greek etymology. It comes from “pan” which means “all” and “demos” which means “the people, as the body of citizens who collectively govern the state” and is related to “epidemia” and “pandimos” meaning the one that manifests with the consent and the active participation of all the people everywhere. During our ongoing pandemia, which I experienced fully from my home, staying in, but in close weekly communication with friends and colleagues from around the world, I noticed how different countries took on a different approach, with their respective successes and failures. I was disappointed to see that the medical researches of the world did not come together to co-create one solution for humanity. As a result, the present or pending varied solutions are offered…
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Full Moon

Full Moon

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Every month the moon gets full. And because it gets full, and big, and bright again we know that another month just happened. In the old days women would gather together at full moon to sit with each other in mutuality and in peace. They would take down any armours and worries and they would sit as equal parts of the same circle. They would call upon the Spirits, of the land and the waters, the air and the fire, the animals and the plants, and they would look to all directions, above and below, right and left, back and front, and mostly unto, within. And they would stay in silence and in waiting of the moon’s soft light to arrive as wisdom, soon to be expressed through the talks…
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