Been there, done that!
|"Whoever is not aware of this force..."|
See Anastasia's article on Exploring Your Dark Side: The Adventure of A Lifetime --
Harvey Weinstein and The Losers Paradigm
|"Whoever is not aware of this force..."|
|"Anastasia The Storyteller"|
Marge Hulburt, Two Wise
Women and a writing coach,
"The greatest dis-ease facing humanity right now is our profound sense of disconnectedness - from God, ourselves, each other and the world."Rohr’s words strike a bullseye for me. They resonate like a beautiful, melodied song. Restoring (or establishing connectedness) is what storytelling is about; something our country is desperately in need of at this time. At least, this is how I/we see things, presently. But then I have, over the years, become a devoted storyteller, as evidenced by my having both a blog site and a radio show titled Anastasia The Storyteller.
As with other mental disorders, the cause is likely complex. Narcissistic personality disorder may be linked to mismatches in parent-child relationships with either excessive pampering or excessive criticism. Genetics or psychobiology — the connection between the brain and behavior and thinking -- may also play a part.Oh well, so much for Trump’s world. In mine and hopefully yours too, I/we think storytelling is where it’s at, if connection with others matters. With that, I believe, that if coming from the heart, and seeking the heart of another counts, storytelling has more potential for helping us learn the truth of this old saying, than any other single activity –
“An enemy is someone whose story you haven’t yet heard.”I hope you love storytelling, too, for all the wonderful gifts it offers, particularly the idea that there is a great potential for turning enemies, or unknown others, into friends this way. Many of us have been doing way too much “othering” of people who are different from us, without much thoughtfulness, care or concern, particularly in recent past years, as the fallout from this last presidential election has shown us.
Anastasia shares her recent experience of committing to a diet of tranquility and finding lost dreams in the era of Trump.
For an introduction to Anastasia's adventure, visit New Horizons Small "Zones of Peace" Project to read "New Horizons Update,", Announcing New Horizons' Storytelling Workshop Series and other stories on how New Horizons, under Anastasia' leadership is making it through these tough times.
Also read Anastasia's personal stories: The Freedom To Choose And The Five Things I'm Electing In Order To Stay Sane In These Insane Times at Anastasia The Soryteller blog site and Finding Light In The Darkness.And, be sure to let me hear about your stories of “finding tranquility in the era of Trump."
|And, my candidate of choice|
I am only one,But still I am one.I cannot do everything,But still I can do something;And because I cannot do everything,I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.Or maybe it is the belief I have come to hold dear that –
"All that is necessary for evil to succeed is for good men (and women) to do nothing.”So now I have done something, speaking truth to power, another ideal I have come to hold dear.
Our country is presently in a mess, with a president residing in the White House, who may be among the worst offenders at attempting to mask lies, self-centeredness, personal aggrandizement and cunning, as charm, consideration for constituents and presidential.Whatever it is, I am glad I’m doing this! And, I hope you, too, are doing something to help our country, your community and your loved ones build a better tomorrow, today.
“Whatever the medicine is, good or bad, you can be sure it will make you laugh, maybe even painfully.
You can also be sure that Coyote will teach you a lesson about yourself.
Coyote has many magical powers, but they do not always work in his favor.”Enough said! Different strokes for different folks. And, “for everything there is a season.”
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.These leaders were doing it, today!
On Choice & Dignity
But what about human liberty? Is there no spiritual freedom in regard to behavior and reaction to any given surroundings?
We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.Let’s discover together where choice and tranquility can take us, in the coming month, to living with this kind of “dignity”!