Living in the Spiritual “In-Between”

Living in the Spiritual “In-Between”

We in the West live in a bipolar world, or, rather, in a world which supports a bi-polar way of looking at things. Something is either “this” or “that.” It is either “right” or “wrong,” “left” or “right,” “good” or evil.” Thinking that way makes us do a lot of things,...
The Power of Moving.

The Power of Moving.

  What do you do when you are in a bad space? How do you survive? The only thing, or maybe it’s better to say, “one of the best things” to do is to keep moving. Movement says that in your spirit, you have hope, and hope is the driver that gets us out of the dark...
Fighting the Feeling of Hopelessness

Fighting the Feeling of Hopelessness

    In a recent program on CNN, Lisa Ling, who hosts “This is Life,” interviewed people who were addicted to drugs. Some were black, others white, but all had the same struggle. I watched bits and pieces of the program but heard the comments of the African American...
Yea, Though I Walk…

Yea, Though I Walk…

Some years ago, I heard a story about a young woman who was walking in Detroit in the wee hours of the morning, going to catch a bus to go home. She had just gotten off work.   It was so early that the sun was barely creeping over the horizon. The streets were...

Dealing with Humiliation

It has always struck me that in our country, it is OK for anyone who has been denied justice to be angry about it – except for black people. For some reason, our oppressors have made it nearly a mortal sin to be angry or to show that anger, while they feel no...