For any real creation, there must be a rage. It takes rage to break through the chrysalis of fear, pride, conventional thinking, our need for approval, or whatever is encapsulating us. Creativity requires the concentration of all our passion, our love, our anger, our rage, and our hatred—the concentration of all of these combined with our sensitivity and our thoughtfulness.
Taking Responsibility for the Reality That Our Democracy is WeakDr. Bud Harris
As our democracy has weakened, we have become increasingly ruled by predators and fear. We are afraid of taking risks, of speaking out, of being criticized, of not being politically correct, of being confronted, of offending family, friends, neighbors, and of losing business. Have we become afraid of being free?
Taking Responsibility for Reclaiming the Heart of Our DemocracyDr. Bud Harris
Dear Reader, “Few are guilty but all are responsible,” the great religious scholar and leader Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel wrote about the moral state of a people. As a people, we Americans are at a turning point in our history. …
Women Turned to Stone: Confronting FearBud and Massimilla Harris
I have worked with woman after woman who was intelligent, capable, even professionally trained, and yet was still paralyzed when it came to pursuing her life with a sense of authenticity and security, grounded in her own ability. I am even more saddened to see how our ability to love and be loved, and to be whole people in relationships, has been frozen by the Death Motherʼs influence in our families and in our society.
The Wake Up Call Question About Mass ShootingsDr. Bud Harris
Why do so many of us want to own weapons designed to kill human beings, weapons designed for mass murder? What is it that makes us terrified of losing those weapons? The following article is from my book Students Under …
Students Under Siege Lecture VideoDr. Bud Harris
Those of you who follow my work know that the rise of mass shootings in our country is deeply troubling to me, and I am strongly compelled to do what I can to help heal our individual and collective wounds …
Women’s Anger and the Roots of EmpowermentDr. Massimilla Harris
Like so many women, I have known my inner rage was built in small ways and large ways, over time. Some of it flowed into me through the previous generations of women that also struggled against tides of sorrow and disappointment. I …