Reporting in from a Santa Fe Sunrise:
I have touched the Life Force within…
It is not mine
Belongs to no one but itself
Owned by no ideology nation or race
Can not be described as an object
But more as a presence, a flow of energy
A current – like a River
Movement held within stillness
Time and again
In this body and yours
For but a moment of years
Free energy and love for everyone
“The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think.” — Gregory Bateson, Systems Theorist
The first prime directive of any living system is survival. The sustainable success of this directive is hinged to an accurate or realistic mapping or understanding of the environment the system finds itself embedded within.
Civilization, as we know it, is threatening to unravel and I believe these questions are hinged to our mapping of our environment: Who are we? And what does it mean, this being human, anyway? And how shall we live together at this time on the planet? Who will I be? How shall I show up? Is life safe?
These are questions that move me as we face challenges of terrorism and demagoguery promising salvation from fear amidst growing global climatic instability while most of us are just doing our best to meet the daily challenges of housing and feeding our families.
I have no answers but do know we are each the explorers and map-makers of our world-view and life story; this piece carries for me a bit of both of these elements, i.e. the explorer discovering new territory who is reporting in to share something of a landscape found deep within. Learning to touch and recognize and rest in the Life Force, losing the thread and finding and picking it up again and again… this is a good description of the journey of my life.
This is also a good description of our shared challenge on this journey of discovering what it really is, being human, and of how to survive and thrive in our chaotic times. This turning within and the discovery of a magnificence, mystery and beauty that mirrors the natural world of our womb is also the revealing of a human no longer trapped by ideology, nation or race. This is humanity on the horizon of a new sunrise.
Larry Glover aspires to discover what being human truly is, particularly in a paradoxical world woven of mystery and consciousness and fire and water and air and earth and spirit and soul too. He struggled from an early age with a madness that would destroy himself, which he came to recognize as a cultural story of separation and unworthiness for life. Larry now leans into our shared love of nature to inspire and deepen what it is to truly love your self, through his writing, speaking, coaching, workshops and wilderness retreats. Learn more of how to engage with Larry at larryglover.com