By: Joe Reilly
“The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land. Confusion is all around…But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.”
~Martin Luther King Jr., 1968
I am practicing trust. Last week I boarded a plane to San Fransisco to visit dear friends and sing at the Green Gulch Farm and Zen Center in Marin County. I exercised my faith in the pilot, the mechanics, and the flight crew. I trusted that gravity and aerodynamics would still work the same way and that I would be carried safely through the clouds and over the mountains.
By: Julie Rosier
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood,
divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the
vast and endless sea.”
– Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Obama has the audacity to hope. He also had the audacity to build a
campaign to run for president. He wanted to see change in America’s
electoral politics and he decided to become that change.
As we hear his story and witness the success of his efforts, a yearning
develops in each of us. Initially, it sounds like a babbling brook
right in our own backyard. “I must be the change,” the trickle of hope
tells us. “We must each build a boat to take us to the beloved sea of