Robert Frost reinterpreted:
Two roads diverged in a ‘hood, and I–
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
At Tai Sophia Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health), we used to have a ritual, declaring who we intended to be for others, how we committed to showing up. The ritual is a practice of being centered and acknowledging the tao, our oneness. My promise was that wherever I am, no matter what, life will show up as fiercely precious service.
I’ve spent my life in nonprofit organizations. A lot of the time it’s been organizing and interpreting information, because information is power. Today, there’s a lot of information out there but it’s hard to understand the story unless you go searching for it.
My declaration is this blog will mostly be correspondence, serving to educate us about issues of concern and fascination. I’m going to borrow freely from sources, always crediting, and do my best to make things interesting and informative. And we’ll all have opportunity for commentary that should serve to round out the story and further our understanding. I honor informed and respectful opinion, and embrace the loner.
Henry David Thoreau:
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.