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How many selfs make a Self?

Pardon me, but perhaps you can help? You see, I have become, much to my chagrin, a lover of questions and now I am indeed confused for I wonder, What is the self? And how many selfs does it take to … Continue reading

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I fell in love with a tree today

I fell in love with a tree today. Proposed. She said, “Yes, but… only if you too will embrace me with your roots.” The trees, they do talk you know. And today they are promiscuous too. After rumors spread of … Continue reading

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I have a question for my men friends

I have a question for my men friends. Have you every yet made love with a sweet dark-eyed Mule Deer doe? Have you felt the way she looks turning toward you those long ears and moist black nostrils staring…sniffing you? … Continue reading

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Charitable Gifting—How to Do More Good & Reap More Rewards

“I was afraid we might starve, you dad gave back so much of his salary to the Church. If he was going to ask the members to tithe, he figured he had to give back twice that, and on his … Continue reading

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Watching this video will move and inspire you

Watching this video will move and inspire you “The wind shapes the trees and the trees shape the wind,” my new friend said to me as we sipped our coffee and ate breakfast. Emmanuel Karisa Baya and I were attending … Continue reading

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Oh my soul

Oh my soul I love you like the day-shy stars visible only in darkness the absence of light itself making holy space a sacred container for light to shine forth its beauty all the more radiant like a soul ablaze … Continue reading

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To See Your Face in a Forest

To see your face in the Forest and know it as your own you must let go of who you think you are of what you know of all you were taught in school of a world of this and … Continue reading

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Discovering a Literacy of Meaning & Wholeness Through Nature

“God! Why am I here? Please! Just tell me. Show me! God! H-e-l-p m-e! Please! Why am I here?” The pleading scream erupted out of the deep high mountain stillness from about 20′ above us. It pierced the silence. Dotty … Continue reading

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Re-Storying Our Future Through Water

It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are in between stories. The old story, the account of how the world came to be and how we … Continue reading

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Grounding Our Resiliency in Nature — Lessons from the Aspen Tree

I recently shared a resource link to the Rockefeller Institute’s Resilience: A Literature Review. An excellent response to that review, titled The Missing Link: The Biology of Human Resilience, is posted on the Upaya Zen Center’s blog. I will be addressing … Continue reading

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