"Amy - Yes -- good suggestion -- also individual psyche too? I am struck personally by how I can experience some things as trauma and at other times -- as challenges and part of the natural cycle of life. ie death of loved ones - illness etc..."
"I resonate with much of what has been said. My questions come out of our sense of denial about events like these. We seem to be in 'serial shock' about these kinds of events -- perhaps out of our desire for things to stay the same. So ...…"
I don't usually read war stories, but "Grant Takes Command" by Bruce Catton is pretty good. It was published in 1968 so I found a used copy on the Internet. I was turned on to it by a recent interview with General David Petraeus; when asked what book most influence him in his career, this is the book he mentioned.
Hi Mark! with great pleasure i welcome you very warmly into this online community garden of the World Cafe as a young host of this space :)
I can see on your site and with our mutual friends on facebook that you are well connected in this circles and i am sure you gained such valuable experiences over the years in your work. It's an honor to welcome you here Mark!
I just dipped a bit into the passageworks-model and it sounds thrilling to me, great stuff, hope to be more in touch with the essence of this work, the ripples it creates and how it is embedded in it's field... i got a bit around in the Global Rites of Passage Network that is about Vision/Nature Quest, going out into wilderness for initiation...
Hey, if you feel like taking a moment, i would love to read an intro about yourself here. And we started a monthly Inquiry Cicle question - you may wanna give this months question a chance to trigger a response from you.
And i have to show you the two meaningful and fun toys i build recently ;) A global map of members of this community (to be updated soon) and a Tag Cloud that makes diving through this rich pool much more tangible i hope.
I hope you feel overall inspired to leave some nuggets of your knowledge in the juicy spots in this space and find those where you can harvest mindfood right on your learning edge... that'd be fantastic.
Mark, please let me know if i can further help you with anything here, warm wishes, Benjamin