Category Archives: Beyond Sustainability

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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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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Human Resilience, Adaptation, Transformation and Development

Perhaps it is we who are the Noahs we have been waiting for. And the Ark capable of carrying us into that future is the developmental transformation of our consciousness. Continue reading

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Do the Stars Long to Shine?

there is a presence in the beating of your own heart
a primal drum calling you home
like a rain drop returning to the sea. Continue reading

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Resilience 2011 Conference: Innovation and Sustainability

human activity has expanded to such a degree as to now constitute a global, interdependent society that shapes the biosphere at multiple temporal and spatial scales as reflected by climate change, vulnerability in global economic and financial systems and resource degradation across the globe. How can prosperous societal development paths be stimulated in light of these challenges? Continue reading

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Most Inspiring Email of 2010

I was in a pissy mood yesterday so… Continue reading

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Saying “Yes!” to Life — ReWilding the Self #8

In this terrible crisis of the Deepwater oil gusher is the telling of a story of war against our very selves that is collapsing in upon itself. This story mirrors to us the many ways our lives, life styles and very identities are currently configured for self-destruction.

Mirrored to us as well is yet an older story: Life’s invitation to itself once again to experience a transformation of identity. This is the path of the upward spiral of resilience. And it is ours personally to claim as birthright—as we each hear the awakening within.

So say, “Yes!” to Life. Within this affirmation is the awakening power of our transformation. Continue reading

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ReWilding the Self -4

Yes, this rewilding of the self requires the unflinching courage to open our eyes and hearts to what is. This is the time we live in. And it is the time of our awakening; the time for offering our gifts to the world, Continue reading

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Re-Wilding the Self -2

The essential movement of rewilding the self is the turning toward Life, what I have come to call biotropism. This is no small feat of orienteering… Continue reading

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Re-Wilding the Self -1

The nails of my fingers
leave claw marks
in the soil of life
from my clinging on
to what is familiar
and comfortable and no longer
serves that which is awakening Continue reading

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