This morning is showery and cool. The world has turned a brilliant green, even the light is saturated with the color. The garden seems thrilled with the rain, plants sprouting and growing rapidly. I am grateful for spring and my life.
For some time now I’ve been thinking and writing about the crisis of spirit confronting humankind. This crisis touches every aspect of our lives, and is reflected in our collective choices regarding personhood, ecology, spirituality, and ethics. As daunting as we westerners find the task of addressing climate change, we acknowledge that for densely populated countries like India, the effects of climate change are both immediate and potentially catastrophic, even in the near term. Still, good people of many traditions and countries continue to wrestle with these enormous issues.Wednesday evening’s soiree at our home brought together mental health clinicians, artists, and Medicine people, all engaged in, and committed to, healing and social change. This seemed fitting given the lives of our honored guests. Continue reading