Category Archives: Aspen-Body Wisdom

Free your heart and come with me—to Africa, of course!

When you find yourself suicidal by 9 years of age, and graced by a life that teaches you to thrive—turning the toxic into the beautiful, you also find yourself quickly moved by children in need. I am such a man. … Continue reading

Posted in 4 The Ecological Self, Aspen-Body Wisdom, Beyond Sustainability, Events, Indigenous Science/Wisdom, Inspirations & Strategies from Nature, Personal Stories, Resources | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spinning the Magic of Communion

I took a walk today wandering game trails faintly worn traveling deep into the forest where beings of ancient ages live centuries old, some others, uncounted thousands I did pause along the way for hands to touch presence in an … Continue reading

Posted in 1 The River of Life — The Art of Living, 4 The Ecological Self, Aspen-Body Wisdom, Deep Ecology, Eco/Positive/Depth Psychology, Indigenous Science/Wisdom, Inspirations & Strategies from Nature, Intelligence in Nature, Poetry of Resiliency, Shamanism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 4 The Ecological Self, Aspen-Body Wisdom, Cosmology, Deep Ecology, Ecology, Inspirations & Strategies from Nature, Personal Stories, Poetry of Resiliency, Science, Spirituality | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 1 The River of Life — The Art of Living, 4 The Ecological Self, Aspen-Body Wisdom, Deep Ecology, Eco/Positive/Depth Psychology, Ecology, education, Indigenous Science/Wisdom, Inspirations & Strategies from Nature, Resiliency | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 1 The River of Life — The Art of Living, 4 The Ecological Self, Aspen-Body Wisdom, Beyond Sustainability, Cosmology, Deep Ecology, Eco/Positive/Depth Psychology, Ecology, education, Resources, Science | Leave a comment

If You Want to Hear a Tree Talk

If you want to hear a tree talk
to hear it tell of its story
you have to be willing Continue reading

Posted in 1 The River of Life — The Art of Living, 3 The Power of Arrival, Aspen-Body Wisdom, Eco/Positive/Depth Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Inspirations & Strategies from Nature, Navigating the Narrows | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

The Once and Future Human

And that letting go of all one knows
honoring the willingness and courage
to not know — to at last not name and define
to cease reading the maps drawn by those
who live under the spell of answers and knowing
and trust at last… Continue reading

Posted in 2 Our Ground of Being, 3 The Power of Arrival, Aspen-Body Wisdom, Beyond Sustainability, Ecology, Inspirations & Strategies from Nature, Intelligence in Nature, Personal Stories, Poetry of Resiliency, Raves, Religion, Self-Change, Spirituality | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Entangled Human: Health & Resiliency

…research shows the value of social connectivity. Is it not naive to assume such social connectivity to the other than human world is any less vital to our well being and resiliency? Continue reading

Posted in 4 The Ecological Self, Aspen-Body Wisdom, Business, Community Resilience, Dimensions of Resilience, Eco/Positive/Depth Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Indigenous Science/Wisdom, Inspirations & Strategies from Nature, Models of Resilience, Navigating the Narrows, Organizational Resilience, Resiliency, Thrivability | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Aspens going viral? Help the tree…

“…Google search for soul medicine for our time. First hit up is tweetmeme, which is a compendium of the “hottest links on twitter”… That means it’s started to go viral.” Continue reading

Posted in 4 The Ecological Self, Aspen-Body Wisdom, Beyond Sustainability, Eco/Positive/Depth Psychology, Ecology, education, Events, Indigenous Science/Wisdom, Memes, Personal Stories | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Can Twitters Help a Tree—Help Ourselves?

Can twitters help a tree… help ourselves? It’s a social experiment. Continue reading

Posted in 3 The Power of Arrival, 4 The Ecological Self, Aspen-Body Wisdom, Ecology, Events, Inspirations & Strategies from Nature, Navigating the Narrows, Personal Stories, Science | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment