By Ken Sehested
Concealment makes the soul a swamp. Confession is how you drain it.
—Charles M. Blow
Except in a few traditional religious settings, penitence is a relatively unknown word. While its more common synonyms—confession, apology, contrition, and repentance—are standard parts of many church liturgies, the images they convey have generally fallen out of favor. There are good reasons why this is so. The primary definition of penance is “voluntary self-punishment inflicted as an outward expression of repentance for having done wrong.” A web search for penance reveals more than a few pictures of people whipping themselves. Continue reading
From adrienne maree brown‘s brilliant new book Emergent Strategy (2017):
It is so important that we fight for the future, get into the game, get dirty, get experimental. How do we create and proliferate a compelling vision of economies and ecologies that center humans and the natural world over the accumulation of material?
We embody. We learn. We release the idea of failure, because it’s all data.
But first we imagine.
We are in an imagination battle. Continue reading
we have been preparing for this time,
we were called, told only to be ready,
and we have been practicing and connecting.
she said that this is not a time for self-doubt and trying to please everyone,
for withholding any gifts, for wasting any time delaying your life’s work.
this is no time for ego, drop into the place where your work becomes divine.
this is the time to unleash all our healer clarity, we are all needed.
-adrienne maree brown