Awaken the What? The Road to Awareness

” Awareness does not mean discovering and bringing up new parts of ourselves to make war….it is not change that is essential, but the awareness of change…understanding that what is opposing us is part of ourselves that we need.” – Arnold Mindell
After Dorothy is swept away by a tornado in The Wizard of Oz, she’s greeted by the good witch Glinda, who asks, “Are you a good witch or a bad witch?” “I’m not a witch at all,” says Dorothy – a response that reflects how many of us feel in today’s world: like an outsider, different.
Every day, we’re asked, “What are you?” In reply, we say, “a woman, a minority, a Democrat, an Italian- or African-American, gay or straight, a lawyer, professor or policeman.
What are you?