Creating a Double Top Line

Since 1993 I have practiced Nia, a somatic movement technique comprised of 52 principles to teach people body-centered awareness. In 2002, I asked my Nia teacher, Carlos Rosas, an almost incidental question. I was confounded by Nia Principle 11: Business + Marketing,...

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Tension is necessary for creativity. The great person allows universal imagination to run through them. Sacrifice means to make sacred. Lover, philosopher, artist = pathway to mythic greatness; world behind the world, the present is anchored in the origins.

Metacognition

I call my office the Temple of Mental Creativity. I am a huge fan of knowledge maps and creative thinking on large pieces of paper. I imagine my blog much like my office wall, a kind of meta-knowledge map in the shared information commons of cyberspace. One of my less...

Body-Centered Business Musing #1

A business is a living entity made alive by the life force investments of the people who constitute its presence in the 3rd dimension. People are organs. Systems are limbs. Relationships between people and between people and systems are the connective tissue, nervous...

Conviviology – Creating an Open Source PhD

My idea is to create the first peer-reviewed Creative Commons attributed open source self-initiated doctor of philosophy degree in the study of conviviology: how to live within and among one another in relationship to the natural scale and limit of place. The sheer...

Conviviology – Origins of an Idea

“To formulate a theory about a future society both very modern and not dominated by industry, it will be necessary to recognize natural scales and limits. We must come to admit that only within limits can machines take the place of slaves; beyond these limits...

Beyond Developed – Let’s Be Human

I’ve studied this idea of development and then development cum sustainable development and sustainability all of my adult life. Initially I was inspired to make the word a better place, now this study has become more than anything, a philosophical inquiry into who are...

Purpose is a Birth Rite/Right!

The definition of purpose is an intent; a desired result or outcome. Purpose is a navigational tool – imagine a metaphorical North Star; purpose is a metaphysical compass for directing our life force energy.  Purpose helps us orient in the NOW toward the unknown...