Join me this Saturday morning on a very special conference call. People from around the country will join for thirty minutes of prayer and meditation in loving support of the Movement for Black Lives.
I think this is some of the hardest work. It’s not about pack hunting an
external enemy, it’s about deep shifts in our own ways of being.
But if we want to create a world in which conflict and trauma aren’t the center of our collective existence, we have to practice something new, ask different questions, access again our curiosity about each other as a species.
And so much more.
Our learning journey to Bolivia began on the Winter Solstice (Southern Hemisphere), the moon went from new to full during the time that we were here. The stars were aligned in our favor. Bolivia is a place like no other, the group dynamic was uniquely generative. This really has been one of the best learning journeys I have facilitated.
Bolivia is blowing our minds. We are visiting a place that is in the midst of a most significant revolution. No. It is not a place without contradictions. But what is?
A country that is 70% Indigenous has its first indigenous leader since the Spanish came with rape and colonization 500 years ago. This is a BIG deal. They have a new constitution, and it is among the most progressive on the planet.
Puerto Rico’s first Spanish name was “Isla de San Juan Bautista.” As a spiritual kid growing up in a devout Catholic family I came to develop a sense of devotion towards the Saint. He spoke with the fierce urgency of now. He was the prophet who declared that a world changing event was upon us. Sometimes I feel like I can hear him holler in the desert. Today is his fiesta, today he is remembered and celebrated.
The first ever Evolutionary Leadership Workshop, my first public workshop
after a decade of doing this work, was an incredible success. I am still
grasping for words to capture the potency of what we just experienced
together. But I have felt so loved and held by you, my community, that I
feel I owe it to you to share a first sense of what just happened here in
Came across this description of the class that Junot Díaz teaches at MIT and I couldn’t help but think about the work that Walidah Imarisha and Adrienne Maree Brown are doing with Octavia’s Brood and the way it all relates to the [r]evolutionary organizing and activism that so many of us are doing. Let’s Leap!