Compassion on Two LegsFri, 03/13/2009 - 02:06
Spring 2001, Pak Mun Dam, Thailand
"And it was hell," he snaps.
We Can Offer What We AreSat, 02/21/2009 - 19:59
Transforming the World From the Inside OutWed, 02/18/2009 - 15:09
As another Valentines Day passes, I've found myself thinking about how we can transform a Hallmark occasion into an opportunity to celebrate True Love. The kind of love that Gandhi, The Dalai Lama, and Martin Luther King Jr. talked about. They knew a thing or two about what true love really is.
For starters, it ain't easy. It's not about just loving the people in your immediate circle - the ones that agree with you, the ones that look like you, the ones that turn you on. That's a good thing, and hard enough in itself. But the kind of love these peaceful warriors understood, in the depths of their hearts, comes from recognizing that we are all truly, utterly and completely, interconnected. This is the kind of love that enables us to actually love our enemies.
Have you ever really tried it? Not just tolerate our enemies, but actually love them. How about even someone who just irritates you a little; or a lot. Phew - it's tough! That's fierce love. That's industrial strength love. That's the love that's going to change the planet. Martin Luther King Jr. used to joke sometimes, "we've just got to love the hell out them. You just love them..."
This isn't a simple, sanctimonious holier than thou love - no, this is the kind of love that loves right through the ego, the hatred, the misunderstanding, right through to the divine spark that flames inside each and every being on this planet. This love does not excuse them for their actions, does not excuse them for the pain they cause, but recognizes that they are inflicting pain, because they are in pain.
Up Up and Away!Sun, 02/08/2009 - 15:22
Well it's been an exciting few months for Fierce Light. We won our first few awards at the Vancouver International Film Festival, we had our International Premiere at the IDFA - the International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam, we had our U.S. Premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and now the film is starting to make it's way out into the world in a myriad of exciting ways. We also had our first user review on the Internet Movie Database...
Yes this remarkable film is a Human Sunrise." - I coach