Seeking Solid Ground Amidst Disruption

On clear, crisp autumn nights, I love gazing at the stars when I walk my dogs before bed. I find comfort in identifying particular constellations that I’ve recognized since childhood and knowing that they are always there. With all that is shifting and changing in the world, I’ve begun to notice that some part of…

Jonathan Sacks on Facing the Future Without Fear

It’s great to be back after a month off to write and create for the new teaching and speaking season ahead. This week, I am at my beloved Chautauqua Institution, my spiritual home, for my annual summer retreat. I’ve been visiting Chautauqua since I was 15 years old, so this summer makes 47 years. It’s…

The Fundamental Worldview That Determines Everything

One of the hallmarks of Transformational Presence is cutting to the core of a situation and getting to the essence of what is happening. That includes cutting through to our core beliefs and perceptions – our fundamental worldviews. Transformation is an “inside out” process. It starts with a shift in our fundamental perceptions, beliefs, awareness,…

Earth Is Our Home – Celebrating Earth Day 2017

In her article, “Wisdom from the Women of Standing Rock”, blogger Shannon Kring shared these words from a 37-year-old mother of four: The land is not a resource. It is an entity that you have a relationship with and you respect, like your grandmother, mother, and aunts. We have to be good stewards. We have…

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