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the symbol lives again

In the late 1960s, my generation suddenly “discovered” the yin-yang symbol… Many of us were looking East, because those religions and philosophies seemed to jibe with who we truly were, with who we wanted to be… We liked the Eastern … Continue reading

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up in the air

“Freedom’s just another name for nothing left to lose.”                       — Kris Kristofferson When I first heard those words, years ago, I thought to myself, “How wonderfully true!” But now that line sounds like a warning signal. If you feel you … Continue reading

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Listening to the Cicada

  Above is a photo of one of my early teachers… The cicada.  Or actually, the old skin of one. When I say I try to learn from everyone, I mean it. These little creatures burrow around underground for seventeen … Continue reading

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I Have Met Chicken Little

  To paraphrase that famous quote from Walt Kelly: I have met Chicken Little and he is me. Chicken Little is that “small self” that hollers and squawks under the pressure of the slightest threat.  That voice can actually be … Continue reading

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Tools of Heroism

To best serve our purposes, the new mythology needs an expanded definition of hero (see entries for 11/02 and 10/26). So I offer this insight from Joseph Campbell, as recorded in The Power of Myth, with Bill Moyers: “We are … Continue reading

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