Posts tagged ‘reality’

May 25, 2012

Time: the elephant in the room.

“Clocks slay time…time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.” –William Faulkner

“You can’t go back.”

“We must go forward.”

Yeah, ok…

…now take a moment, look away from the computer, and think of a pink elephant hovering over your head.

April 23, 2012

Road of Technology and Path of Spirit

“Traditional people of Indian nations have interpreted the two roads that face the light-skinned race as the road to technology and the road to spirituality. We feel that the road to technology….

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?”

March 22, 2012

Authenticity, with Cowboys and Wolves.

“The accusation that we’ve lost our soul resonates with a very modern concern about authenticity.” –Patricia Hewitt

Alright, since I’m traveling down in the southwest at the moment…Colorado to be exact, I’d like to share with you one of my favorite old cowboy sayings. And ironically, it fits real well with most cowboy culture here in colorful Colorado.

The saying goes: “That cowboy is all hat and no cattle.”

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.

June 20, 2011

My problem with words.

Our brains can become overly oriented to words. It’s easy these days to get lost in them — to have words define reality, rather than having reality define them.

This moment, right now, is the most valuable thing we have. And I realize that spending time on the internet is maybe not the best use of something so precious.

With that in mind, I plan on writing in a way that (hopefully) will communicate something right from the start, and then build from there.

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