The World As I See It
"Don't get a house in the neighborhood of despair. There is hope. Don't go off into the darkness. There is light." -- Rumi
"Life is paradise." -- Dostoevsky
There is hope! The Holy Secret is that YOU are the key to unlock the door into the future that will make Paradise upon this precious blue Planet. Will YOU choose to summon your will to manifest the transformation that is possible? Will YOU commit YOUR life to this transformation? I believe that YOU will!
So I am filled with hope!
Even as "polls" indicate that someone living in their "small mind" may be elected President of the United States; even as climate change compels little interest and less action in the United States; even as the United States excels in consumption with little regard for future generations; even as the United States sells war and makes war endlessly; even as the dominator paradigm continues to oppress women; even as racism and nationalism continue as policy guidelines in the United States; even as the United States surrenders to the worship of money... even as ALL OF THIS APPEARS TO HAVE THE UPPER HAND...
YOU will succeed and the United States will become a Planetary Agent of a Paradise Transformation!
Whew! What a view!
"There is Only One. Love Every One. Feed Every One."
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.