In his book The Biology of Transcendence: A Blueprint of the Human Spirit, author Joseph Chilton Pearce says, "All of us know intuitively that we are not by nature savage beasts. Fewer, however, are aware that we are driven to some fairly beastly behaviours by enculturation, despite the fact that the process itself is supposed to prevent this."
Here we stand at the foot of 2012 while still basking in the afterglow of the festive season. What will the year bring? What manner of changes? What manner of discoveries, heartbreaks and celebrations? Whatever the flavour one thing is certain; it’ll be much more satisfying if our relationships can not only withstand but also buoy us through the more difficult days that will inevitably make an appearance. There's no doubt there are plenty of them. And have you ever noticed how the speed
This summer I had the privilege of attending two residential workshops; one with Stephen Jenkinson (whose 2 year program I am currently enrolled in) and the other with David Abram. The teachings of these individuals had and continues to have a profound impact on me. What especially strikes me is how much emphasis both place on the power of the spoken word which I had not realized going in.