Recent events at the US Capitol compel me to write a reflection on the journey to the shining city on a hill. Those of us who have lived through an insurrection at least once, could probably point out exactly what would have happened at the US Capitol if the attempt to overthrow the United States government had succeeded, but I find that my focus is on how my experiences in several coup d’etats give me an insight into the politics of our humanity. I grew up in Ghana, on the West Coast of Africa, and I interestingly associate with a [...]
Love and Poetry: Cultivating a Spiritual Practice that Connects You to Source and Sustains You Through It All!
I love poetry! So I chose love and poetry for the theme as I reflected on the past year’s events and my writings. It has been a great year in many respects, pursuing a new career at this age—but this change has aligned more with Pablo Neruda’s poem La Poesia (1975), in which he states that there comes a time in one’s life where one must yield to the soul’s yearnings and step into a path that fulfills a deeper longingIt is natural that even when we are at this stage of development and fulfillment, we tend to overanalyze the choice(s) we [...]