Balancing Pragmatism & Principle

What is it that you are fighting for? What tools do you employ and how do you use them effectively?

As you continue to explore the intersection between spirituality and social justice in your life, we invite you to try new tools for reflection and new practices for deepening awareness. The inward journey takes many different shapes and forms; it is our task to discover those that serve to challenge and transform us. 


I’m also fighting all these political battles so that I can write a poem about growing old, or making love, or growing green beans.
— David Budbill

What is it that you are fighting for? What tools do you employ and how do you use them effectively? As you contemplate these questions, we invite you to read this interview with the late poet and activist, David Budbill. In sharing the evolution of his personal strategy, he also honors the innate challenge of finding balance between practice, pragmatism, and principle in the pursuit of justice and equality.