Origins of Sacred Texts & Sites Humans began walking the earth nearly 200,000 years ago. Buddha is said to have been born 2,600 years ago (623 BCE), Jesus 2,000 years ago (4 BCE), and Muhammad nearly 1400 years ago (570 CE). Interestingly, the first examples of sacred religious texts began well before that — 5,000 years ago. Prior to the written word, expressions […]
History of Valentine’s Day, its meaning of origin, and an invitation to create new traditions.
Explore how a shift in the meaning of nature occurred during the 1500-1600s with significant implications for how we interact with and perceive our environment.
Listening to Krista Tippet’s interview with Bessel Van Der I discovered an interesting paradox about stories and trauma: It is normal, even vital, for stories to change. The nature of memory is that it transforms and gets integrated into stories — our life narrative. The stories we tell about our lives change over time and […]
Stories are like seeds. A new story told is like a new seed planted. Each story re-told is a seed watered. Watered stories grow to form our life’s harvest. Storytelling may be seen as a performance reserved for those who posses a talent for weaving tales. However, I say we all have stories. In fact, […]