Courage in the absence of certainty

"In the absence of certainty, one must have courage. Courage requires overcoming our fear of the unknown... We are afraid of letting go that chaos requires, because we believe our world will fall apart without strict control. And yet the new science of chaos theory tells us there is an underlying order to the universe that does not require our control, and that chaos can be a gateway to quantum leaps in improvement."
Daniel Kim

Northern Lights over Iceland, March 2011


All connected

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell
The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation. -Albert Einstein
If we have no peace it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other. -Mother Teresa


Since Universe is Energy

"Since Universe is Energy, part of the process of understanding, at least as I experience it, is to learn to 'see' flows of energy and specificities of energy. Both are necessary. Because, you see, Universe is both Whole and Specific. Western science is beginning to understand this through explorations about particle and wave. Both particle/particularity/specificity of Universe and the wave/flow of Universe were aspects I was encouraged as a child to apprehend and understand. I was asked to 'see' the dancing points of light" and then to apprehend the shift from location to flow. Much of shamanic practice has to do with developing the ability to enter and use this shift."
Paula Underwood Spensor, from the Indigenous wisdom of the Oneida tradition.


The whole world belongs to us!

"Fame or integrity: which is more important? Money or happiness: which is more valuable? Success or failure: which is most destructive? If we look to others for fulfillment, we will never truly be fulfilled. If our happiness depends on money, we will never be happy with ourselves. Be content with what we have; rejoice in the way things are. When we realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to us!"


On leadership

"Here is the very heart and soul of the matter of leadership. If I look to lead, invest at least 50% of my time (attention) managing myself - my ethics, character, principle, purpose, motivation, and conduct. Invest at least 20% managing those with authority over me, and 15% managing my peers. Use the remainder to induce thoseI 'work for' to understand and practice the theory. Use the terms 'work for' advisedly, for if I don't understand that I should be working for my mislabeled 'subordinates' I haven't understood anything. Lead from my soul and I and free people to do the same. All else is trivial."
Dee Hock, Founder of VISA Card, author Birth of the Chaordic Age

Be one...

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one...
Marcus Aurelius