Regular Posts Tagged ‘radical aliveness’
self-actualization: peak-experiencing life
30th May 2011Posted in: Text 0

I’ve been learning much lately about peak experiences and how to push the upper limits of happiness. This little ditty came in my inbox today via The Daily Love, and I wanted to repost it here because of all that muchness it reminds us of. Abraham Maslow’s 8 Ways to Self-Actualize 1. Experience things fully, [...]

your life, your canvas: paint the town
21st May 2011Posted in: Collage, Images 0
close to devotionalism, close to the sky: the salvific power of swings
11th Apr 2011Posted in: Text 2

About a month ago, my dearest fiery fairy friend called me out of the blue at twilight on a lovely warm evening and asked: “do you want to go for a walk?” I accepted without hesitation, as I’m always waiting for that sort of request. As with all time with her, it was luminous and [...]

Inspired by the Mast Brothers of Brooklyn: What’s your chocolate?
9th Apr 2011Posted in: Text 0

Earlier this week I came across a video about the Mast Brothers – the Brooklyn Chocolatiers – and it won my heart in a big way. I shared this with my favorite people and one friend wrote back: “I love this. I love the bagpipes. I love the beards. Quit your job. Sell your condo. [...]

Inspiration – and first friday at Prana Boulder
27th Mar 2011Posted in: Newsletters, Text 0

“Are you barely breathing and calling it a life?” Mary Oliver We’ve been stepping up our time on the mat here at HQ, where things have been transpiring in the substratum of our beingness as of late, and we’ve been told our handwriting looks like an ancient text. Paired with a good starlit sit on [...]

Be soft, but fierce
21st Mar 2011Posted in: Collage, Images 0
The Creative Practice: coming back to center
20th Mar 2011Posted in: Text 0

On days of mental fury, when everything feels mind-bottled, I seek spaces that remind me that I am a full-bodied percipient perceptible, not merely locked in my noggin. Turning to the central channel of the body fleshes my awareness out into the proprioceptors in my skin. 1. meditation – I am often deeply called to [...]

Ignite those creative bones…
14th Mar 2011Posted in: Newsletters, Text 0

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci We keep holy the daily hike and put romaine and avocados in our smoothies here at HQ, because our creative bones are the [...]

intense, intensely
11th Mar 2011Posted in: Collage, Images 0
The happiness quotient
28th Feb 2011Posted in: Newsletters, Text 0

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves.” – Carl Jung Enchanting things happen at the edges here at headquarters, where (rumor has it) I’ve uttered ‘You had me at permaculture’ to potential suitors. [...]