Posts tagged ‘grateful’

April 3, 2012

Meeting a Man who quit Money.

Sometime around two years ago I read an article about this guy who, the article said, lives in a cave outside Moab Utah.  The article also said his name was Daniel Suelo.

“Hmmm…interesting”, I thought.  (After all, what self-respecting primitivist wouldn’t enjoy a story about a guy living in a cave?)

It also said he had given up the use of money about 10 years prior, and hadn’t used a penny since.

“Wow. Seriously?”

August 17, 2011

Straight talk from Fox

Well, this week the words just aren’t coming to me, so instead of trying to fake it I’ll leave folks with a few of my favorite words from one of my favorite poets: Mary Oliver.  This poem of hers continues with the theme I started exploring last week, a theme that I think is fundamental to any understanding of primitivism, or just life, for that matter.  That life (and death) are not to be denied, but instead loved.  Please sit with this poem for awhile.  Let it sink in deep, if you will.  Listen to the words of our brother, the Fox.

July 7, 2011

My #1 primitive survival tool: the rock in my pocket.

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.”  ~Meister Eckhart

“Gratitude is the best attitude.”  ~Author Unknown

A few years ago, I visited North America’s largest lake while attending the Lake Superior Traditional Ways Gathering on the Bad-River Indian Reservation.  Walking along the shore, I picked up a small smooth stone and put it in my pocket.

That stone has been with me ever since.  It is my number one survival tool — the most important tool I carry.  Even more important to me than the pocketknife that usually sits next to it.

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