Category Archives: Politics

McCain and Palin’s Resilient Shadow

I write frequently on the shadow side of resilience. What wonderful opportunities abound for a dreaming writer such as I. Yet, I’ve been scrambling for a week to prepare for taking an international group representing 7 nationalities out for a … Continue reading

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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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Interwoven Spiraling Dimensions of Consciousness!

I exist-as interwoven spiraling dimensions of consciousness. This ‘I’ is a complexity of entangled webs, woven of but one golden thread of essence. It is the challenge of following and identifying that thread, that essential identity, that core of being … Continue reading

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Resiliency as a Game

I coined the term wild resiliency to reference a particular style of resilience: the resilience that grows and is rooted in our love of life. Out of this love grows our willingness to transform, in the service of Life. The … Continue reading

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Thirteen Grandmothers Share Their Voice and Their Wisdom

The Thirteen Grandmothers Open Statement to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XV We, the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, from regions throughout the world, hereby make this open statement for and to the Vatican. We do so in a good … Continue reading

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Personal Pain and Global Pain

People are beginning to see that personal pain and global pain are not two separate factors, but very much interrelated. Some people experience inside of themselves what they conceive of as being the pain of the world, but in a … Continue reading

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Resiliency: Perfectionism vs. Excellence Revisited

I start feeling like I haven’t taken a bath or brushed and flossed my teeth or had a good meal or a restful night of sleep… if I stay away from writing for too long. Writing for me is like… … Continue reading

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Resiliency Thinking Resources!

An incredible informational resource on all things related to resilience thinking… is available through the new Stockholm Resilience Center. A number of resiliency audio and video presentations are free on the site. The Center, as well as The Resilience Alliance, … Continue reading

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What if Buddha had said…

It is told that Buddha, going out to look on life, was greatly daunted by death. “They all eat one another!”, he cried, and called it evil. This process I examined, changed the verb, said, “They all feed one another,” … Continue reading

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I Walked into the Woods to Die

I once walked into the woods to die or to come out a different man haunted by a worldview of separation and carrying 5 days of food and a lifetime of pain. It was hatred that drove me there, hatred … Continue reading

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