February 2022 Media Diet
What a month.
Right now it’s hard to focus on anything other than war between Russia and Ukraine.
This video gives the best overview of where I’ve been lately & what I’m up to: moving through change as I get ready to move across the country. I move to DC in less than two weeks!
On My Radar
“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people but care more about their opinions than our own.” — Marcus Aurelius
“The quicker you are in attaching verbal or mental labels to people, or situations, the more shallow and lifeless your reality becomes, and the more deadened you become to reality, the miracle of life that continuously unfolds within and around you. In this way, cleverness may be gained, but wisdom is lost, and so are joy, love, creativity, and aliveness. They are concealed in the still gap between the perception and the interpretation.” — Eckhart Tolle
A tough mind and a tender heart. — MLK Jr.
King regrets that most individuals do not look beyond the “subjective appraisals of the newspaper headlines to the actual truth of the situation.” He warns, “The shape of the world today does not permit us the luxury of [soft mindedness]. A nation of soft-minded men is purchasing its own spiritual death through an [installment] plan.”
Be tough-minded enough to resist evil. It is tender-hearted to resist with love.
“Paradoxically, what keeps the so-called consumer society going is the fact that trying to find yourself through things doesn’t work: The ego satisfaction is short-lived and so you keep looking for more, keep buying, keep consuming.” — Eckhart Tolle
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” — Shakespeare, Hamlet
“Accept the truth from whatever source it comes.” — Moses Maimonides
What I’m Reading
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell
The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption by Liz Greene
Healing the Soul of America by Marianne Williamson
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle