Presidential elections in the US rarely produce interesting unpasteurized candidates, but some of the issues that come up inadvertently during the endless campaigns often raise thought-provoking considerations. What is Leadership? was the leading one this year.
The question here is: has the modern Sexual Revolution liberated us in order to enjoy deeper and more long-lasting intimate relationships, or has the absence of the potential for fertility in the sex act caused us to become more distant from the original sacred purpose of intimacy?
Many of us who are trying to make a living through a form of personal and creative expression, will likely experience difficult financial times at some point in our lives. Wading through these trying periods is part of the creative maturation process; it helps us define who we are and what we are willing to live and fight for.
"What are we doing here, that is the question...Let us make the most of it, before it is too late! Let us represent worthily for one the foul brood to which a cruel fate consigned us! What do you say?"
It is as torturous a sensation to experience as I can only imagine being buried alive would be. More than a few times during this period, I wondered — realistically, not morbidly — if the end of this experience would be through me joining my mother?
When an experience like this happens to you -- and you've taken the necessary time to recover and restore yourself -- you find yourself in a state of profound gratitude to those who helped you, along with a strong desire to want to reciprocate for the help you received by being of service to others.