March 19, 2006

Musings on Mara Whenua and then some

I’ve gotten more clarity after day seven at Mara Whenua: Start from the way you want to schedule your time which for me is at most four hours of work on stuff that needs to be done, then work my way up to perhaps four hours of exercise, leaving four […]
March 15, 2006

Off the Grid – Mara Whenua Part I

This is our fifth day at Mara Whenua (MAY-ra FAY-new-a, roughly “permaculture” in Maori), a 400 acre farm in a secluded valley in the far north of New Zealand. After just a short chat on the phone with Yvonne (EVE-on; there is much more accenting of the first syllable of […]
March 10, 2006

Healing Crisis

We had a really lovely day yesterday here in Pahia in the Bay of Islands. Foregoing packaged activities and just striking off on our own, we discovered a beautiful Maori cemetary on a hilltop and an empty secret beach just down the other ocean-wrapped side of that tiny neck of […]
March 7, 2006

The Mind is an Emergent Behavior of the Body, the Body is Experienced by the Mind

Some of you may have heard me muttering some such thing in times gone by and hopefully have not been completely perplexed. One of the things I like about New Zealand is that this sentiment, which seems so obscure from our whole western mind/body duality perspective, is much more a […]