Archives for April, 2011

Pattern-Bound? Take a Detour.


Purpose: a dose of pattern-interruption for the minds-on-the-go.

Format: five pattern-interruption thoughts to wake you up.

Here we go:

1. Kindness is a willingness to be inconvenienced.

2. Whenever your nervous system learns all of the known false alarms, you will know bliss.

3. Time isn’t money.  Time is...
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Ordinary Perfection

The Hadza Zen


We used to live all day, every day, non-stop; now we work and wait, work and wait, as we live for the weekend.

We used to forage and hunt, now we gather information.  Here's a glimpse of the Hadza Zen, a glimpse of your past, Informational Hunter-Gatherer.

 

 

Who are the Hadza?

Location: northern Tanzania; "About a thousand Hadza live in their traditional homeland, a broad...
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Mindful Eating: Open Your Mind Before You Open Your Mouth

The Root of the Living Matter

Basavanna, a 12th century Virasaiva saint-poet wrote:

“The root is the mouth of the tree: pour water there at the bottom and, look, it sprouts green at the top.”

Animals – humans included – are, in essence, trees on wheels, trees on legs, we are mobile plant-life.  So, our root is on top, where the mouth is.  Pour in water up there, stuff that mouth up there with food and, look, body sprouts at the bottom.

Just like...
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