Community, nature, and chaos

Nature requires chaos and disorder for resiliency… is it any different for human communities seeking resiliency and health? We must change up our rhythms, who is present, what we eat, and the places we gather in order to grow and be strong. Diversity, disorder, even chaos should be woven into to each aspect of our lives.

Reflections on tradition and community

My friend Marc, had some questions regarding tradition and community in response to my reflections on our ceremony, and I think it’s worth a post.

Tradition helps us stay grounded in history which is absolutely essential if we are to adapt to change well. It’s a paradox really. Adapt yet ground in history. So, we as a community must know and celebrate (or even lament) our history, and yet we must continue to build new ways of doing ceremony and ritual.