Memorial Day 2015: War and American Freedom

Memorial Day weekend 2015: I keep seeing signs in the community and posts in the social media community thanking those who died in military service to keep us free. And I keep wondering: Which was the last war fought that was actually necessary to preserve American freedom? Not all wars are, clearly. I’m not saying…

Marianne Williamson on War in Modern Times

Ray Hemachandra: Marianne, are there times when moral imperatives call for war? Must certain evils — evils that peace may not correct — be confronted militarily? I would not suggest nation-states have shown themselves adept at identifying or acting upon such evils, or that such identifications don’t have a largely subjective component. Obviously they do.…

Byron Katie on the Turnaround in The Work

Ray: Katie, why is the turnaround so important in The Work? Is it because it shows us other possibilities than our own judgmental thoughts? Katie: Yes. It shows the mind what is as true or truer than the original thought. People usually find that the turnaround is as true or truer than the stressful thought…