To be purposeful is not to be goal oriented, but to seek to reconnect to the source of one’s life.
— Michael Meade


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Male violence can be found most places in the world, but in America it is armed to the teeth. Unfortunately, there are also powerful men who either deny or ignore how out of balance and increasingly out of control American culture has become.

Most cultures have trickster figures who appear when everyone is confused, when life is in chaos, and everyone is in trouble. The West African trickster God Eshu is famous for the tricks he loves to play on people and the chaos he likes to cause.

There is an old saying I find myself repeating often now, that “it is the same to live in a tragic time as to be in a tragic place." I thought of it again when I heard the news of the tragic shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Although the most common connotation of the word friend might now be “a contact made through social networking,” the older and deeper sense of friend referred to someone who knows your inner-most self and truly cares for your soul.


Each life involves an essential errand; not simply the task of survival, but a life-mission embedded in the soul from the beginning.
— Michael Meade