We think of a retreat as an opportunity to rest and recharge so that we may return to the fray reinvigorated. Let me suggest another purpose. While we are immersed in the routines and habits pushed on us by our current way of life – stuck in lives in which we are trapped by forcesContinue reading “On Retreat”
The uses of stories. Stories help us fix meaning by providing a dramatization. Stories coalesce into myths.
Ryder’s life and work have always held a place in my imagination. I can’t help but see him as a painter’s equivalent to Herman Melville…. Ryder’s “Moonlight” sticks with me. Let’s step back and look at it whole. When we ‘re confronted by a painting there’s a continual back and forth. We step close toContinue reading “Navigating Uncertainty”
An introduction: This is where innovation fails: Undertaking Craft without respect for mystery one presumes to know what cannot be known. In this we falsify the power of doing. Our doing does not come from Being. This imposition blocks us from connecting with what-is. Story is how we perceive the flow, movement reflected back atContinue reading “Craft, Story, and Ritual”