wild self newsletter-june 2011- wisdom nuggets
in celebration of surprassing 4000 followers on facebook,
we offer you the top 5 ‘wild self’ nuggets for the first half of 2011 from the wild self
web site and on facebook… these easily digestible aphorisms speak to
the spirit and appetites of the wild self lifestyle…
we ranked the ‘wild self’ nuggets, starting with number 5, based on how
often you pressed ‘like’ and by the amount of written feedback you
provided… we threw in some of the wilder commentaries that you shared with us…
feel free to let us know which ‘wild self’ nuggets you like best by pressing the “like” button found below each passage…
#5) “everything can seem like a prison if it restricts the soul… school, marriage, illness, jobs, persona, administration, paperwork, following rules, foolish consistency… these can all feel like ‘hard time’ if not aligned with our soul, our natural grace… so dear mystery, i ask, i pray for you to teach, to guide us, to make us able to simply live and let live” – gino dante borges, ph.d.
Wandeline Calderon: “This is sooooooo… true. It’s important to listen to the warning signs of the soul and remember always one, basic stable data…We are allowed by life & freedom itself to make changes. Change is GOOD!”
#4) “the more we look at something in detail or what we might think of as solid, the less and less solid it starts to look… this is especially true of social identity… when you dive deep into identity, everything we think we know about ourselves and others dissolves… this is a good thing… we move from the ‘I’ to the ‘we’… we move from seeing ourselves and others in terms of objects to seeing life as a series of relationships” — gino dante borges, ph.d.
Deborah Winter: “Lovely. Then spirit then moves between one another. Re~reading Martin Buber I and Thou. Very interesting looking at my highlights and notes from 25 years ago. Your words are like art.”
#3) ‘when we neglect shadows by repressing limitations and instinct, shadows grow darker and denser… shadows will protest if repression is deep and will eventually find its expression in dreams, projection, scapegoating, and control… though we need not to be haunted by shadows… when channeled properly, shadows become an offering into the wilderness within, bringing us closer to the work we are here to do and for us to understand that suffering is voluntary’ – gino dante borges, ph.d.
Chandra Geremick: “I was just going to say I wish I was smart enough to get this because I know it applies to me. I’ll just re read.”
#2) ‘when we listen for what is needed instead of what we think we want, we move from an agenda-driven existence to being moved by service… look around, what do you see when you listen, what do you hear when you see?… hitch your grace to these mysterious possibilities and be carried away’ – gino dante borges, ph.d.
Vanessa Keys: “That is a fantastic perspective to adopt! “see the need, do the deed”… infinitely more fulfilling. Beautiful!”
#1) ‘we are the only animal that postpones life… we prepare, prepare, and prepare for the next thing… then lo!, we are dead… we even postpone bodily needs like eating, sleeping, and sex… wake up, my wild friends… if you are hungry, then eat… if you are tired, then sleep… if you are turned on, then get it on… wherever, whenever… defend your right to feel alive’– gino dante borges, ph.d.
Tracy Peng: “Uhhh, gotta go …”