opinion

Make Way for Change, Scotland: A Canadian’s Reflection on the Referendum Vote

Make Way for Change, Scotland: A Canadian’s Reflection on the Referendum Vote

“Maybe it’s the trip up the mountain and not the view from the top. Is it the learning and testing and not the graduation? Is it the act of getting hurt and not the state of being healed that takes us to that other state of enlightenment known as true happiness?” These are words I […]

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

Compassion Alchemy: Finding a Balance Between Caring and Suffering

PHOTO: James Jordan Suffering and compassion: do they go hand-in-hand?  Are they akin to Mother Theresa and the poor, forever together as though stuck in perpetual balance?  Or is that even balance? To me, balance of two opposites cancels them both out.  Makes them neutral, Par, pH 7.   We suffer; and compassion eases it.  Over […]