Translucent silky spider webs
Shimmering in the new born sun
Spun from blade of grass
To blade of grass
In no apparent order
By one or more hard working spiders
But for WHAT?
They are too thin and random to trap a prey
When the wind blows they will be thrown astray
Here’s the message from the spider
Cast your net wide and far
You’ll never know what you will catch
You can’t wait for life to come to you
Go out and make it happen
Lots to do today
There’s always email to respond to
And more calls to make
A new spreadsheet to design
And new strategies to partake
Lots of books piled high
Waiting to be read
Magazines and web sites to page through
Enough to fill your head
But there is this Adirondack chair
And gorgeous sun filled shore
I think I”ll just let that sit
And BE a little more
A worm slithers across the dirt
Expanding and contracting his body
First one way and then another
With no apparent direction in mind
Oblivious to the world
What is he thinking?
What force propels him?
Is he on a journey?
Or just taking one day at a time
Life Story and Healthy Kids
I was reading Brian Anderson’s blog postings on Zaadz. Brain is the CEO and Zaadz purpose is defined as “The quick version of what we’re gonna do: build THE most inspired community of people in the world… Imagine social networking with a purpose, a community of seekers and conscious entrepreneurs circulating wisdom and inspiration and wealth and all that good stuff. Fun fun fun. ”
The posting that caught my attention was about the book Parenting from the Inside Out. Here’s what Brian had to say…….. “It’s interesting b/c I actually want to write a book with my friend Dan. He’s written two: The developing Mind and Parenting from the Inside Out. (btw: the last pope read The Developing Mind and invited Dan and his family out to the Vatican for a private audience…the guy’s amazing and is currently working with the Dalai Lama and others scientifically showing how meditation actually rewires the brain…but that’s for another Note .
The theme of the Parenting book (which I have read most of but not completed) is simple: the better a parent knows him or herself, the better parent he/she will be. (Technically, the science of it goes something like this: the healthy attachment of a child is a strong predictor of that child’s well-being. You can predict how healthily attached a child is to a parental figure by how “coherent” that parent’s life narrative is–which basically means how well that individual has integrated their life story strongly predicts their child’s healthy or unhealthy attachment to them which highly predicts that child’s well being…powerful stuff…)”
So what does that have to do with A Better Way to Live and Work. Well, everything. What this says is that the more we have a clear life story, a clear purpose and vision for our life the healthier our relationship will be with our children.
Now, can I prove that, no. But like everything else I write I ask you does it make sense to you? It certainly makes sense to me.
The Times They Are A-Changin’
The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
It’s been a year since I started my blog and I want to reflect on the changes I’m seeing in that year. We are in the midst of a tremendous shift in consciousness in the United States and I see the examples of it everywhere. Although it may seem like the end, it is really the beginning of something much greater.
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