Filed under Social and Political Theory

Resonance

When our internal frequency resonates with that of our environment, we can ease into and flow through any situation. Change inside leads to vibrational change around us. We can provoke quantum social change through our internal mental and emotional state. We can change our internal frequency through immersion in environments that reflect the yearning of … Continue reading

Multiple Freedoms

When we talk about freedom, we are usually not specific about the exact type of freedom we are referencing. Freedom exists, or does not, on multiple levels: personal, institutional, political, and spiritual. Personal freedom reflects the everyday choices that we make about our lives. It is how we choose to spend our time, how we … Continue reading

The Nature of Change

I talk about progressive change a lot, yet that idea does not fully capture my ideas about how change occurs. I like the word progressive because it indicates forward movement. It is also nonpartisan, or at least it can be understood in that way. Yet, progress is linear, logical, and rational. There is a beginning … Continue reading

Moving Up

When we move left and right in our political thought, we saw through the foundation of our thoughts. Rather than moving left or right, I’m moving upward and outward. I am expanding my understanding rather than limiting myself to a linear, one-dimensional perception of political complexities. If we are strong in our core and have … Continue reading

Optimism and Realism: Allies or Antagonists?

If you read this blog, you might have noticed that I am an optimist. Someone very kindly called me a ‘beacon of hope’ recently. While many people have expressed appreciation for the work that I am doing through The Fruition Coalition, others have expressed concern that it is detached from reality. Can optimism and realism … Continue reading

Rice

Rice is a metaphor for the coexistence of simplicity and complexity. It seems simple on the surface. White or brown, short, medium, or long grain…these are our limited options. It is a basic food, a side dish, an afterthought. But if we look closer and pay attention, we will find that there are many varieties … Continue reading

The Theatre of Me

One of my cats, Sugar, loudly cries while pacing through the house with a large stuffed monkey in his mouth whenever I am not immediately accessible to him. He does this when I am asleep at night, am on the phone, have company, or leave the house. His sad expression is a performance, one that … Continue reading

More Field Theory Fun

When change happens in our lives, organizations, or communities, it often happens either because we are pushed away from something and/or because we are pulled toward something different. In my personal life, I felt pushed away from my job as an executive director but it wasn’t until I re-envisioned the Fruition Coalition that I was … Continue reading