Category Archives: Science

One Wound—Two Stories and the Oval Office

I confess to being baffled by the challenges of meeting and engaging with the human world these days. I’ve held back in allowing my creative expressions to flow freely and am paying the price as I attempt reintegrating, what with … Continue reading

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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

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Choosing Risk, Awe and Wonder—with Artist Stephen Auger

“The insecure way is the secure way.” — Joseph Campbell Might it be possible that by our very use of the word creative, in our personal search to even ‘be creative,’ we undermine our desire for generative living and discovery? … Continue reading

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Charitable Gifting—How to Do More Good & Reap More Rewards

“I was afraid we might starve, you dad gave back so much of his salary to the Church. If he was going to ask the members to tithe, he figured he had to give back twice that, and on his … Continue reading

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Re-Storying Our Future Through Water

It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are in between stories. The old story, the account of how the world came to be and how we … 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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Resilience: A Literature Review — a free Report

This gift from the Rockefeller Foundation:  Resilience: A Literature Review Patrick Martin-Breen and J. Marty Anderies / CUNY & Arizona State University / November 09, 2011 / Publications This is a great review of the scientific literature covering an expanse … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Anthropocene

A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological … Continue reading

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Resiliency Science Training Video Resources

This post has two purposes: The first here is to let readers know that videos and slides of invited presenters are now posted on the Resilience 2011 Program web page. Alan AtKinson’s opening presentation is a good place to start. … Continue reading

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Sprinkling the magic of Awe into the eyes of Children

when all of right mind are asleep
and Awareness and Presence and Silence
wonder through and among tall ancient forest trees
and stalk bedrooms across the lands
like a divine trinity
whispering secrets to whoever will listen
sprinkling the magic of Awe into the eyes of children Continue reading

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