The Stories We No Longer Carry

3 MIN READ

The journey from packing the contents of my life in a moving van to needing only two suitcases for a move abroad is long and winding. It’s telling that those two suitcases are the equivalent of what I first brought with me as I left my childhood home.

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The Song of Achilles / Madeline Miller

An unfortunate fact is that mythology is no longer shared ‘round dancing fires. Instead, its tales are told within sterile classrooms. They languish in our past fragments as a class we took without the fireside perspective that suggests we might actually be living them.

Thankfully, Madeline Miller knows how to stoke a flame. Song of Achilles, a retelling of the life of Achilles, gestated for ten years before earning for Miller the Orange Prize and a loyal following. She admits to stealing from Plato as others have before her, but there is a difference. She lovingly dredges the depths of humanity rather wallow in it.

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Where Do We Go For Transcendence?

4 MIN READ

The root of transcendence is in trees, which predates the wooden structures that define the places in which we worship today. Without transcendence we are aimless creatures, so what happens when the trees and those places disappear?

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Mats of Practice

2 MIN READ

Yoga, like other practices that activate qi or prana, creates a space for self-development and presence. How can we use what we learn on the mat elsewhere in our life or in our creative development?

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Mirror Time

2 MIN READ

Tuning into the movements of nature, especially the cycle of the moon can create “mirror time”, that critical space in our life that allows for self-examination. Do how do you begin?

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