Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formally Marcia E. Rosen), New Horizons Small “Zones Of Peace” Project Executive Director and Founder.
A personal and professional blog exploring the vision behind the New
Horizons ZOP and how it reflects my journey from blindness to recovery.
“I wear a thousand masks – and all of them are me.”
Anastasia, the storyteller, with editor, Marge Hulburt, prepare for a storytelling event at New Horizons Harpers Ferry Retreat Center, July, 2006.
Anastasia Rosen-Jones (formerly Marcia E. Rosen) is a retired psychotherapist with more than thirty-five years in the mental health field. Now a community development and violence prevention coach, consultant and trainer, she is the author of five books in progress, including "The Middle East Crisis In My Backyard" and numerous articles.
Anastasia makes her home in the mountains above Harpers Ferry where she is happily nested with the birds, the trees and the squirrels. She is at her most fulfilled watching the sunset from the deck of her home -- and/or -- sitting around a campfire in the woods telling and listening to stories.
Analyzing the election campaigning, then analyzing the
election. Then right after that analyzing how the election turned out. Then
back to the beginning to the beginnings of the history of the United States of
America. And, don’t forget the beginnings of a Barack Obama for a re-run, if
you get bored and think you have nothing better to do.
Next, we can go right on to the budget cliff hanger. And,
Who knows? After all, this is the age of Bradjolina, Michael
Jackson, reality tv and the boy whose parents wanted to send him way high up in
a balloon. Isn’t this all so interesting?
Balance the beam of that spotlight.
But, is it possible that there is one shining star in your
life you have forgotten to look to and see the shine?
That one, in my estimation, is YOU.
Now, please understand, I have a hot button in me that gets
triggered by all the attention grabbing of whomever is next in the media hype
spotlight. Most probably, that trigger is there because I used to find my own
self there; right there, center stage in the media spotlight. For this story, however, that whole collection
of tales will sit on the sidelines until I find a more propitious time to delve
more deeply into my “I/we came for Camelot” tales. Or, the ones about our localJewish/Muslim controversy.
They are very good stories, as far as teaching tales, go.
But right now I’ve got this other thread to follow; the one about where we
choose to focus our attention. And, the related issue of the price we pay for
our own stupid stuff when we get over-focused on the other, be they President
of the United States, the now-shamed head of the CIA or his paramour, your parents,
your spouse, etc. etc.
The real deal, best trick of high quality being and doing is
the balance between I and thou/