Love is the Absence of Judgement

The below picture was posted on a popular social media platform sometime today with the title, "LA's Union Station. One guy opened up his suitcase to help the other." As both a Catholic Worker and a human being, this picture fills me with hope. It reminds me that no matter how shitty things can be and …

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Il Fratturato Gesù e la Nonviolenza

'How do you define nonviolence?" - a prompt from my retreat in November. I contemplated this question between bites of cobb salad as I scanned the sweating bodies in the packed campus dining hall. The occupants at a narrow table near me caught my attention - a small, mousey haired girl on one side and …

Meditations on Non-Violence to the Self.

There are three simultaneous aspects of non-violence: Non-violence to the self. Interpersonal Non-Violence Global Grassroots Non-Violence (Of course, these are not my own inventions but are borrowed from another's paradigm.) Simultaneous...occurring at the same time, which means they are interconnected. Which means they affect each other - both positively and negatively correlated. So...when does non-violence …

Krishna's Body

Admittedly, I'm an obstinate little shit with a predisposition to arrogance. Luckily, I'm surrounded by people who humbly take my arrogance in stride and don't call me on my bullshit - rather, they most graciously allow me to call myself out as I progress in my understanding. That being said, of course I didn't read …