DMF 47: My friend T-bird shares a story about depression and recovery, and how "business as usual" has distracted so many of us from what really matters


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T-bird is an incredibly passionate and caring man who has some remarkable experiences to share with you--and reflections on the lessons he's learned from those experiences.

This week's episode is a bit of an interruption of my conversation with Colleen. This is an experiment; I wanted to introduce T-bird and his story so that I can make some connections for you in the episodes that will be coming in the next few weeks.


Naropa University:

Joanna Macey and Three Stories of Our Time:


Council. All council circles are unique, but here is one example to familiarize you with the concept:

Theodore Roszak. An video worth watching:

E.O. Wilson and biophilia:

School of Lost Borders:

Quote from Rumi:

“I said: what about my eyes?
He said: Keep them on the road.
I said: What about my passion?
He said: Keep it burning.
I said: What about my heart?
He said: Tell me what you hold inside it?
I said: Pain and sorrow.
He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”

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