Month: September 2020

  • Is the seat of the soul in the heart or mind?

    Bird Droppings September 30, 2020 Is the seat of the soul in the heart or mind? I believe I was prepared from childhood to discuss this topic. It has been many years since my first introduction to Native Peoples. I was three or four years old when I first remember my father’s Little Strong Arm […]

  • Do we need a bit more soul?

    September 29, 2020 Do we need a bit more soul? “Soul is different from spirit; the deep soul is the way we live every day, our longings and our fears.” Thomas Moore  It has been nearly thirty years since I first read The Care of the Soul, by Thomas Moore. I picked up a copy […]

  • Why not continue the Journey?

    Bird Droppings September 28, 2020 Why not continue the Journey? “So, I’d much rather get across the concept of freedom. It is what’s important to Indian children. The only way you can be free is to know is that you are worthwhile as a distinct human being. Otherwise you become what the colonizers have designed, […]

  • Can we find learning in the Kalahari Desert?

    Bird Droppings September 27, 2020 Can we find learning in the Kalahari Desert? Yesterday morning I was walking about our yard and along the nearby dirt road taking pictures of wildflowers and grasshoppers among other things that I find as ponder. I spent several minutes trying to photograph a seed from a broom sage plant […]

  • Can we find learning in the Kalahari Desert?

    Bird Droppings September 27, 2020 Can we find learning in the Kalahari Desert? Yesterday morning I was walking about our yard and along the nearby dirt road taking pictures of wildflowers and grasshoppers among other things that I find as ponder. I spent several minutes trying to photograph a seed from a broom sage plant […]

  • Being human

    Bird Droppings September 25, 2020Being human “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa Such a simple opportunity for us as humans and we have been given that with recent events be it floods, earthquakes, mining disasters, poverty, and so many more events worldwide that impact feeding people. We live […]

  • Can we listen through our heart?

    Bird Droppings September 24, 2020 Can we listen through our heart? It has been several years since I found on my many excursions to Barnes and Nobles a small book that I would like to share some passages from. I found many of the thoughts and passages to be of significance and for me sharing […]

  • Answers are on the opposite end of questions

    September 23, 2020Answers are on the opposite end of questions “In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge were with the animals, for Tarawa, the One Above, did not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to tell men that he showed himself through the beast and that from them, and from the […]

  • Seeing all is connected and intertwined

    Bird Droppings September 22, 2020Seeing all is connected and intertwined As I thought about the Sydney J. Harris passage below and walked out to my car I thought of my quiet spot on my back porch where I meditate, and something hit me. I generally sit facing east towards the rising sun, daily the gossamer […]

  • The confines or infinity of a circle

    Bird Droppings September 21, 2020The confines or infinity of a circle As I am sitting here this afternoon wondering does a circle have a beginning and or an end? As learning begins often with a question so today a start and a beginning to my writing and thinking with a question. Many of the philosophies […]