Archives for September 2012

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The Cry

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. Every generation lives between the world it inherits and its own possibility. Every one of us is asked to make sense of the terrible atrocities humans have perpetrated alongside the most amazing acts of compassion and creativity. How do we live in a world with such extreme [Read More…]

The Moment of Poetry

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. When I was younger, I tried very hard to get rid of difficult feelings, including an inexplicable sadness that would come over me from time to time. But I’ve learned that the full range of human experience is more important than happiness, because it opens a depth [Read More…]

The Sway of It All

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post. We tend to be preoccupied with difficulty and happiness, driven by experience from one to the other. But what life has keeps teaching me is that difficulty and peace are always happening at the same time, and that a primary challenge of being human is let both [Read More…]

Being Carried

Read Mark’s weekly reflections on The Huffington Post.   This week’s poem is also about rest, the deeper sense of what we rest in. The way a cup rests in a saucer, how does each soul find the point of rest it fits in? How do we discover the sense of safety and faith in [Read More…]