Maria Ressa

The Sunshine Observer: SO… V:91

Todays SO is dedicated to Maria Ressa, a prominent journalist in the Philippines. She set out to map and shed light on the spread of disinformation and hate on social media. By doing this she became a prime target of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on the press and has been in and out of jail. The similarities with how disinformation spreads in the Philippines, compared to the U.S. (and the world) is bone chilling. While there is lots of info about Maria on the web, I recommend the Frontline 90-minute documentary, A Thousand Cuts. It is fascinating. Her bravery, intelligence and positivity are awe inspiring.

Question authority, and triple check information before you believe it or spread it. Unless it comes directly from love.


Onto our 5-minute meditation following the phases of the Moon. Although still quite bright, the full moon is waning.


May the merit of your love-based practices be of benefit to all beings.


We’ve bathed in the light of the moon, received new energy and ideas, and now we direct them toward our vision.

Maria Ressa