The best way to prepare for the future is to take care of the present.


March Week 2: Keeping It Real - An Important Step In Maturity

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Overview And Objectives

The subsistence level of human existence was our first cultural structure. It wasn't much of a structure, really but nonetheless, in small groups, humans found a way to work together to survive.

Of course at the time, resources were limited. People did not have access to the tools, experience, and machines to transform natural resources we have today. Nonetheless, they developed skills that let them create what they needed.

People at this stage had a very direct and concrete experience of what was available and what was lacking for them. How can it help us to reconnect with that direct experience of living and being they had?


The Subsistence Level Of Human Development

In our sophisticated world, subsistence living is considered primitive. By some standards it is. However, it also brings us gifts especially helping us to focus on what is essential.

Presence, Innocence And Culture

Being present is our base for living well. It is a requirement for any personal growth or quality of life.

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ”

Hans Hoffmann

Subsistence: What Can It Teach Us About Keeping It Real?

Rethinking What It Means To Be Real


The Most Sophisticated People You Never Knew

An investigation into the sophisticated skills of an ancient early culture in Orkney, Great Britain.

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Do We Really Know What Is Real?

Is knowing what is real the same as being rational? Maybe.

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Can Our Brains Tell Us What Is Real?

What is the relationship between our brains and what we perceive to be real?

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Connecting The Dots

Questions, ideas, and insights to stimulate your thinking and to help integrate this week's information into your life.

Insight 1

Real is whether we think so or not.

Insight 2

Simplicity helps us maintain our connection with what is for longer periods of time.

Insight 3

You do not bargain with what is real. It just is.

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