A monk asked Zen Master Yún Mén, “What are the teachings of a life time?” Yún Mén said, ”An appropriate response.” How often do we find ourselves wondering, what is an appropriate response now? When there is violence and divisive public discourse, what is an appropriate response? When we are stuck in old patterns or … Continued
“And you discover where music begins Before it makes any sound, Far in the mountains where canyons go Still as the always-falling ever new flakes of snow” – William Stafford The first time I heard Joni Mitchell’s “The Jungle Line,” a crazy switch flipped inside me. I didn’t have a name for what I was hearing, … Continued
We are always in transition; impermanence and the infinite potential of the universe teach us that. But, there are also times when transitions are clearer. Now is one of those times: We can see the explosion of life force demonstrating itself in the flora, the school year ending, and all of us shifting into the … Continued
My friend Yvette Erasmus told me about this book. Eisenstein is now one of my favorite thinkers and doers in the world of conscious transformation, which in my view includes things like; mindfulness, sustainable land use, the foodie movement, place-making, crowd sourcing and micro-financing, just to name a few.