Wisdom Voices is pleased to announce The Progressive Profile, a new monthly feature. Those individuals profiled will include well-known and not so well known figures who exemplify the belief that the common good is what holds us together – body and soul.
We have found in doing our research to produce our books that there are certain themes that repeat throughout the lives of those we feature. Most notably is the call to remember that the journey through life connects us body and soul to one another. It is a very simple and basic concept that too often gets lost when we venture out into our complex world of everyday living.
We hope these brief profiles and wisdom voices– from those who have walked before us and those among us today – will remind us of what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “We must all learn to live together as brothers–or we will all perish together as fools.”
I was also struck by a line from Angeles Arrien in her book The Four-Fold Way: Walking the Paths of the Warrior, Teacher, Healer and Visionary that said: “Spiritualism is the highest form of political consciousness.” Why did she weave both concepts so closely together in such a powerful statement? Perhaps it was because our political consciousness is what we use to create a society in which we live – and without a spiritual touch to the political conversation, we have forgotten half of who we are as members of the human race.
That’s why our Progressive Profiles will feature political and spiritual voices that will remind us that we are the next generation that needs to tend to both our “inner” and “outer” selves as we move forward in the 21st century.
Look for our new feature page in February.