Category Archives: Intelligence in Nature

Bits of Wisdom from a Tree!

“Many men go through life as though they wore horse blinders or were sleepwalking. Their eyes are open, yet they see nothing of their many wild neighbors. Their ears, attuned to motorcars and traffic, seldom detect the music of nature … Continue reading

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To Think a Tree Might…Save Us From Ourselves?

It’s absurd to think a tree might teach us how to live more joy filled lives, let alone how we might save us from ourselves. Of course it is. Unless, unless of course the tree in question might be the … Continue reading

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More Raven Mysteries

My hat off and a “Thanks” to the folks at curiousexpeditions.org for a great post on Ravens. It is a wide ranging post covering ravens in natural history to ravens as inspiration and presence in literature. Given that, strangely enough, … Continue reading

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Living Life — Inspired by Water!

In delightfully discovering the Thrivability blog I there was gifted with the discovery of The Upward Spiral video of Paul Krafel. Paul summarizes a lifetime of being inspired by water there. His thinking is creative, practical and inspirational. The video … Continue reading

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Perceptual Agility — and Presidential Powers

I have been struggling in my writing, struggling to weave simple thinking from divergent sources and tiered complexities of human minds. And I have been writing a series of posts about the power of our worldviews to shape our perceptions … Continue reading

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Relationships are the Language of Life!

OK, this phrase has been haunting me for at least a month now — asking for a post. I know that I cannot express with words the eloquence of insight this string of words swept through me with. Now however, … Continue reading

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Leadership – for Changing Times

“The times they are a changing…” sang Bob Dylan. And some of us thought that was true back in the 60’s and 70’s! The magnitude and speed of change in today’s world dwarfs what we then imagined might be on … Continue reading

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Synchronicity: Animals Do the Cleverest Things

I love the presence of synchronicity in my life, that simultaneous rising to the surface of seemingly unrelated Life threads; their disparate occurance such that the interweaving of Life seems nevertheless obvious. Such was the case for me this AM … Continue reading

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Intelligence in Nature: Chimps vs. Humans

I escaped to a remote mountain cabin (1900bps on the modem) for a few days. The human intelligence represented by civilization’s progress was getting to be too much for me. Besides, I was looking for my Self too, as I’m … Continue reading

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Learning From Nature’s Emergent Creativity: Margaret Wheatley and the Aspen Trees

…Three images have changed my life — one, a picture of a chemical reaction, another, a termite tower in Australia, and a third, an aspen grove in my new home state of Utah. Each image in its own way represents … Continue reading

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