A fruitless tug-of -war

“War mentality saturates our polarized society, which envisions progress as a consequence of victory – victory over a virus, over the ignorant, over the left, over the right, over the psychopathic elites, over Donald Trump, over white supremacy, our there liberal elites… Each side used the same formula, and formula requires an enemy. So obligingly, we divide ourselves into us and them, exhausting 99% of our energies a fruitless tug-of-war, never once suspecting the the true evil power might be the formula itself.”

-Charles Eisenstein


Posted by | Paul Reynolds

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  1. Doreen – Thank you dear lady for your kind words and our connection. So good to hear from you always! Our yoga teaching/practice is still going strong (even though our beloved deck by the ocean was taken from us – but Denise’ energy was such a vital part in establishing the practice that has lasted over 15 years – she is always with us!! Blessings on your next sojourn ’round the Sun!!

  2. Doreen Roberts |

    Dear Paul, I have enjoyed your posts since we were introduced by our Earth Angel & Dear Friend, and now an Heavenly Angel since 2009, Denise Zito. Thank you for all the uplifting yet grounding posts. I appreciate you, and wish you a Peaceful 2024. XXOO Doreen Roberts