Master’s Symposium Talk on Integral Hiking

Master’s Symposium Talk on Integral Hiking

Hiking is a practice that can engage every part of ourselves: physical, mental, spiritual. In a time in which we seek to encapsulate experience with a selfie, a Facebook update, an Instagram post or a check off the bucket list, how can we deepen our relationship with nature in a way that allows us to deepen our relationship with ourselves? Continue reading Master’s Symposium Talk on Integral Hiking

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Norway: Deeper than Memory, Older than Time

Norway: Deeper than Memory, Older than Time

To be in the universe is to be a part of a story. This is not just a human function, it is a function of the universe itself. Who else is doing the storytelling? You are the universe coming to know itself through your own particular form. The only question is, what is the empowering story? The uplifting story? The liberating story. Continue reading Norway: Deeper than Memory, Older than Time

Afraid of the Dark

Afraid of the Dark

Lit by the sun’s ever-comprehending light, we have built a civilization and paved over the wild, moist and organismic Earth with a mechanistic certitude that speaks to our solar fixation. We make much of the world we have built as our triumph over Nature, but we scarcely reflect on what the sunlight obscures: the stars and the planets, shimmering across the depths of the lightyears as a reminder of our smallness; the reality of space and our precarious position at the edge of a void we can hardly believe. Continue reading Afraid of the Dark