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Safe Places

We all need to feel safe, and throughout our lives, there are a variety of places that could be considered as such. Feeling safe affects our wellbeing at every level, from the primal, to the emotional, to the intellectual. For many of us, we don’t often have the opportunity to release our protective barriers, or to relax our emotional suppression; to wear our vulnerability on our sleeves. How often do we truly offer, without condition, to be and to hold that sacred safe space for another?

In Love/Hate with the Modern World

It starts at the top. We all know that. What we don’t really know is who is truly at the top; it certainly isn’t a president, prime minister, nor a pope. Oligarchs? Clever (yet evil) aliens? Stonecutters? Regardless, our modern world is dependent on hierarchical structures of power — especially in government, industry, commerce, education, science and religion — all of which are largely subservient to the market (capitalist) system. The system is obviously broken, though this isn’t news to most of us.

Minority Rules

Isn’t it strange that our laws and statutes are enacted to allegedly protect the majority from the vastly less significant minority — those of a criminal or distorted character and propensity — who would engage in or profit from exploiting an otherwise open system of commerce, education and governance?