Awareness of Awareness

Awareness of Awareness

When we come into this earth plane as infants, there’s a primordial spacious awareness of our environment and an undeveloped yet vast consciousness that rapidly grows. Life is an interconnected mystery and yet we’re not aware of our awareness. As we grow, we move...
Who Needs a Sabbatical?

Who Needs a Sabbatical?

The above quote was written by Pascal in the seventeenth century so excuse his non-inclusive language and applaud him for helping us understand the human condition. What do you suspect he means by not knowing ‘how to stay quietly in your room’? My take is that this is...
Transforming Education

Transforming Education

As I look back over my life trajectory I see an enormous amount of time sitting in chairs at desks trying to learn about the known and unknown of Life. Not to brag, rather to lament, I earned four graduate degree sitting with those chairs and desks. The ‘real...
Give It Up?

Give It Up?

It was twenty years ago that I first discovered ‘the Work’ of George Gurdjieff and two of his principle students, Peter Ouspensky and Maurice Nicoll. The teaching comes from the work Gurdjieff began in the late eighteen hundreds. It was called esoteric Christianity....
Reverence for Life – What?

Reverence for Life – What?

I believe if we based our thoughts, decisions and actions on the principle of ‘Reverence for Life’ we would live in a very different world. Imagine everyone thoughtfully taking responsibility for all of life within their reach and being devoted to helping that life....