Tag Archives: Resiliency

What is a man?

I… I am a man, or so they tell me. But what, pray tell, is a man? In truth, I mean. If a man be woven of story if he knows who he is by the God he names by … Continue reading

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Resiliency Dancing: Play for Your Life!

“I don’t know how to play,” the man said to me. The statement carried a certain intimacy simply because the man speaking is one of my brothers.Boy in Fountain

Mythologist Joseph Campbell’s admonition to, “Follow your bliss,” would have been heard as a promotion of hedonism in our fundamentalist childhood home. Continue reading

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Varieties of Resilience — a Loyalty to Passion

What does it take to be loyal to our deepest joy? our greatest passion? In the face of other’s disbelief in us, how do we hold the ‘fire in our belly?’ What does it mean to ‘show up?’ to be … Continue reading

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Open Forum: Your Wild Resiliency

My friend Marc Choyt, The Circle Manifesto blog, recently posted a question to my first Varieties of Resilience post, The Resiliency of a Victim, asking what the keystone of my own wild resiliency is. You can read my response here, … Continue reading

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Varieties of Resilience — Rumi

Rumi captures this distinction I often point to, between domesticated resilience and wild resiliency, precisely. There are two kinds of intelligence: one acquired, as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts from books and from what the teacher says, … Continue reading

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