Category Archives: Cosmology

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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One Coffee Shop Lady Told Another…

Your deep true Self
Arises out of, and is itself
Nothing less than wonder
mystery and awe, the stillness
and the silence
From which you run Continue reading

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Nature’s Path to Your Soul?

…there’s a world of renewal just outside your door, and a host of plants and animals available to help you find your way back to your peace, your joy, your roots. 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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The Wild Resilience of Jane Goodall

When the night wind makes the pine trees creak
And the pale clouds glide across the dark sky,
Go out, my child, go out and seek
Your soul: the eternal I. Continue reading

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When I look into your eyes…

This Self seeking birth is, I believe, the experience and knowledge of our Wholeness. We are not separate. We belong. To gift our selves with such love as this? This is the most radical political act any of us can commit! Continue reading

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the heart of resiliency

This is the heart of resiliency. It looks and behaves differently in each of us and at different times in our lives and in history itself. It’s grounding however is in loyalty to the love of Life, and in the courage required to find a voice of our own in affirmation of a wild joy and wisdom within. Continue reading

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Does Science Make Belief in God Obsolete?

The John Templeton Foundation, as part of their Supporting Science – Investing in the Big Questions explorations, hosted this question as the third in their series of conversations among leading scientists and scholars. The archive for other hosted questions is … Continue reading

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Eco-Shock and Mythic Imagination

“Mythic imagination is a primordial resource of the human heart that combines heart-felt intelligence with a reverence for life in its myriad forms. When times become tragic and dark with uncertainty, what is missing is the touch of eternity and … Continue reading

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Thanks — for the cookie crumbs!

There is a great Ground of Being a Mystery of Being into which a Self is born. An ego forms so individuation, differentiation and separation so the tensions of polarity within the union, with the One-ness of all things might … Continue reading

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