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Genius, Refugia, & More

A note from Erin: Hello, friends! A few things before I share today’s writing: I have a few spaces left in my Empelvised Embellied Empowered class for women starting on October 1st. It’s a life-changer! Details are below and here. As you read, I’m on my way to New Mexico to spend a few days with loved ones in Santa…

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Poets As Lifeboats

A note from Carl: The Great religions are the Ships, Poets the life Boats. Every sane person I know has jumped Overboard. That is good for business Isn’t it Hafiz? -Hafiz Ah, to start a morning with Hafiz…I remember Michael Meade saying he likes to get up early and read Hafiz first thing before his…

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Withnessing

A note from Erin: “A spring wind blew my list of things to do away…. “ – Greg Brown Yep, that happened yesterday. I’m a day late in sending this to you. It was a good thing. Nearly 70 degrees and sunny here, and spring fever won over my to do list. (That plus a…

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Make of Yourself a Light

A note from Carl: There is a story that I love from Lord Of The Dance, the autobiography of the late great, Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. Chagdud Tulku was one of the early Tibetan teachers who came to the West, and his teachings helped spread the Buddhist teachings to many people in North…

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On Living Like Water and Jane Goodall’s Example

A note from Erin: When I was 18, one of my most mind-blowing, life-altering reads was the Tao Te Ching as translated by Stephen Mitchell. I still have the same worn copy. I’ve been thinking about it a lot in the past year. Mostly because of Jane Goodall. About a year ago, Jane Goodall came…

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