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Chief Joseph Highway, Wyoming, USA

The great legendary Nez Perce Chief Joseph once said, “All men were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers.”

I would, respectfully, slightly change Joseph’s words: “All people were made by the Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers and sisters.”

In today’s chaotic, contentious world, it seems oneness, particularly global oneness, is simply a distant dream, destined to remain forever only a dream.

Will we ever achieve perfect oneness on this beautiful planet of ours?Read more

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Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

This week we’re doing something a bit different.

I live just outside Yellowstone National Park. According to park authorities, The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is home to about 700 grizzly bears, an endangered species.

I know there’s a lot of controversy in the United States today about endangered wildlife. I don’t intend to get into that controversy here. But I did want to talk about honoring Mother Earth and all life for whom she is home.Read more

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Vasu deva kutum bakam. ~ Sanskrit mantra (The whole world is my family. From expanded awareness, I feel my connection to everyone.)

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In this time of dramatic change all around the planet, it’s easy to lose sight of some basic facts of life:

  • We’re all in this together. We always have been.
  • There is no us versus them. There is only oneness. “Them” is “us.”
  • There are no boundaries except those we’ve created while laboring under the grand illusion we’re all separate.
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Almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ~ Steve Jobs 1955–2011

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Life, Death, and Beyond

I want to thank all of you who read and commented on our last post about Wayne’s passing.Read more

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Lamar Valley at SunriseLamar Valley at Sunrise, Yellowstone National Park
Copyright © 2009 by Greg Willis

Have you ever read the book by John Steinbeck about his travels with his dog Charley, in search of the true America? I did many years ago, and remembering this it somehow triggered me to one day travel to the U.S. with my wife. I was also in search of promising and overwhelming landscapes, of people, animals, and the way of living, as well as anything that would come our way.… Read more