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robert wolff: Original Wisdom

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robert wolff: Original Wisdom

My reality is made in my head; I create roles for myself, I create a structure that requires certain activities and prohibits others. I live in time; I have an agenda. Their [The Sng’oi’s] existence had no reality until they lived it.

– robert wolff –

robert wolff: Original Wisdom

“I have known truly free humans… As all First People they lived far away from roads, it required walking through jungle to reach them. I did not know a word of their language, but there was usually at least one person in the small groups of nomads who understood some words of the language of the country. But our communication was as much through touch, smiles, laughter, and something inside that I have no word for. They were the most joyful people I have known. They sang little songs all day long, smiled easily — not by showing teeth (a sign of aggression) but with their eyes, eyebrows, faces. They were generous. I suspect they could not lie.” Psychologist Robert Wolff, author of ‘Original Wisdom: Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing,” spent time living with the Sng’oi, and aboriginal tribe in the mountains of Malaysia. He shares more in this beautiful essay. { read more }

Be The Change

For more inspiration, check out this short exchange with Moussa Assarid, the eldest of thirteen children in a nomadic Touareg family from Mali, “No Better Place to Meet Yourself.” { more }

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