I’ve been reflecting on the Oscars and found two different paths of thought. This week we’ll start with “Life is NOT a competition”. From the Super Bowl to the Oscars to the Nobel Peace Prize, it seems our society is constructed as a system of winners and losers and our place in society is based on how we fare in competition. If we lament that life is a “rat race” we must also lament that WE are the rats that built the track! If we desire to have only winners and no losers, we must abandon our dualistic thinking, along with the idea that there is anything to compare our uniqueness again
A few weeks ago, Marianne Williamson spoke to the Unity Eastern Region ministry fall conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. Next month the trial will begin for the man accused of killing Heather Heyer by driving a car into a group of anti-hate protesters at the Unite the Right white supremacists rally. Marianne was passionate about taking a stand for civil rights for all and speaking out in favor of peace and love. She said something that struck a cord with me. She said, "The Haters have more conviction."