Leaders as Pan narrans

  Somewhere around two hundred thousand years ago we Homo Sapiens received the evolutionary nod over our Neanderthal cousins even though we were scrawnier, slower, undernourished, and just so-so toolmakers.  Then for reasons that are still being sorted out we developed language and that changed everything.  We not only climbed higher on the evolutionary ladder, …

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Stones and a Lemon

      Early morning dark. A faint glow in the eastern sky backlights the steep rising peaks and sloping descents of the hills as if an ancient hand writes the history of the world on the landscape. I read a passage from Rabindranath Tagore by candlelight before meditation. He’s a poet, some call him …

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Meditation: Cultivating Center Everywhere, Here Now

    The practice of meditation has been with us for thousands of years. It’s evolved out of contemporary religious traditions as well as the more ancient Paleolithic traditions. The early people took their teachings from nature, the heavens, the ground of being, the wisdom of the collective unconscious, and the mythology of the tribe. …

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