@bearactive 1 year, 6 months ago
This week I relearned how important slack time outside around kids is.
I accomplished the most today when I set an intention to go to the park. I didn’t know exactly what I would do there, I just knew I really […]
to build a tiny house
a house that’s very small
I want a house shaped like an egg
with white and earthen walls
I want a mattress on the floor
I want a desk to think
I want a […]
from Norwegian Government Report’s Conclusion:
“The smaller the difference between the inside and outside of the prison, the easier the transition from prison to freedom.”
So, maybe, an imaginary Norwegian report on education would Conclude with:
“The smaller the difference between the inside and outside of school, the easier the transition…[Read more]
bear wrote a new post, Activism and Overwork: Contemporary Idealist Violence, on the site Bear 4 years ago
I went to a peace activism seminar today, and this quote was passed out. It struck me deeply.
The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow […]
I got some great feedback this week.
I came into the city this week to substitute for Ryan while he went to EXALT with Alex in Puerto Rico. I came to ALC NYC as I usually do. I came in stoked.
I come to the […]
I love the flavor of the world
when Winter sings her last
and quietly, with little steps
Spring warms through cold’s arrest
And outside, outside, outside
my soft sallow body goes!
To breathe the air
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Please enjoy this list of things that I feel great about that happened this week:
An all day road trip to buy 60 lbs of beeswax
I have a lot of strong opinions. Like, really strong opinions that I have thought about a lot, researched intensely, experienced deeply, and observed thoroughly. These strong opinions influence the way that I see […]
I brought back a few drums from Uganda
A couple of them have a seed locked inside forever
it jangles around in there when you play
they call it the heart of the drum
I have some severe resistances and […]
Awesome Izzy! I do Toats owe you One. Where did you walk two miles to barefooot?!
things happen in this work that i wish to write about.
i do not write about them,
though I want to.
i want to tell you about my most precious moments.
when all my thoughts, and feelings, and fears, and […]
I asked Milo for a prompt, and he said:
What would a day in your personal utopia be for you?
I said “thank you.”
The following does not represent a day in my personal utopia, but a week.
I do know that this week I started casting little wax sculptures of myself with a mold I made six years ago. I started drawing pictures and comics of a character named Morvin. I worked on the Cloudhouse site a bunch, staying up until 2:00 AM on it last night. I got clearer about my commitment to integrity, trust in self directed learning, and non-attachment. I spent a whole cloudhouse day playing minecraft. I read more about the world-changing power of video games and games in general. I went for a walk to practice E-prime. I shoveled snow in my underwear at midnight (I wore gloves and boots, because it seemed unwise not to). I assembled a playlist of NPR tiny desk concerts for Lily. I participated in two change-up meetings that seemed to move things in new ways in Cloudhouse (having @timotree here made an enormous different). I talked to my Dad about my grandma’s passing. I spoke with Twaif about his struggle to get an ALC started in his Village in Kayunga, Uganda.
I live in a utopia already, and I still find myself getting slurchy, and grungky, and glum! What the heck?!
How, with all this exactly perfect stuff, can I not in awe of everything all the time?
I don’t know!
A day in my personal utopia would look like any day in my personal utopia. I would just stay present to the Mystery the whole time.
Starting next Saturday I will take a silent week so I have to stay a little more present to the mystery by not blabbing about it so much!
love, foolish love, Love,
A lot happened this week. My friend Raine Sillito who I met at my first AERO Conference three and a half years ago came down to visit Cloudhouse for the week, and joined us on a trip to Agile NYC.
We had a full […]
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