I am grateful and honoured to live, work, and play in the water, on the land, and through the forests that are the unceded traditional territory of the K’omks, Eiksan, and Pentlatch people.Read More
Category: Lawrence JW Cooper
I have a dream where my fellow human beings
nurtured by the sweet scents of the forest
finally learn to share the treasures of the land
and recognize the oneness of our bodies,
the wisdom of our collective minds,
and the compassion of our wounded hearts.
In his book, Back to Sanity, Steve Taylor focuses on cognitive discord that he refers to as mind chatter. According to Taylor, human minds have two focuses – the inside and the outside. When our mind is focused on an outside task or activity we have what he calls positive mind flow. Our energy is focused and we experience a feeling of mental well-being. When our minds are disengaged, mind chatter begins. For the most part it involves absorption in negative thoughts and negative energy patterns that drain our mental energy and cause anxiety and frustration.Read More
When I cannot love myself,
I will remember how to love you.
When there is no one else to love,
I will always be able to love you.
When there is nothing left to say,
I will still be able to listen to you,
knowing you will remind me
that I have the power
to stop all the madness
It seems like a lot, but we could do more. We are doing an excellent joy in improving the traditional infrastructure but more needs to be done in human infrastructure. The main asset we have is our workforce, especially our youth, who will have the job of cleaning up the mess our generation has left behind. If we concentrate our efforts on this valuable human resource, we can reduce poverty, the damage caused by substance abuse, and the personal and monetary costs of our overworked police, justice systems, and incarceration facilities. We can eventually reduce the demand on social services. In the process we can create and improve well-paying jobs that can ultimately benefit the economy as a whole and in the process increase our GDPRead More
Before we can enter into a knowledgeable balanced discussion on how to improve our world, we have to take a step back and acknowledge and limit the effects of our biases. The key is to know ourselves and develop our intrapersonal intelligence.Read More