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Tyson Yunkaporta: Humans as a Custodial Species

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Tyson Yunkaporta: Humans as a Custodial Species

People today will mostly focus on the points of connection, the nodes of interest like stars in the sky. But the real understanding comes in the spaces in-between, in the relational forces that connect and move the points.

– Tyson Yunkaporta –

Tyson Yunkaporta: Humans as a Custodial Species

“You don’t need to believe in ghosts to balance spirit and live the right way in this world. You can use any metaphor you like–for example ego, id, superego and persona. Frontal lobe, monkey brain, neo-cortex and lizard brain. Athos, Porthos, Aramis and d’Artagnan. Harry, Ron, Hermione and Malfoy. Monkey spirit, Pig spirit, Fish spirit and Tripitaka. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Whatever stories your cultural experience offers you, you can still perceive spirit through metaphor and bring it into balance to step into your designated role as a custodian of reality. Some new cultures keep asking, ‘Why are we here?’ It’s easy. This is why we’re here. We look after things on the earth and in the sky and the places in between.” Aboriginal scholar, arts critic and researcher Tyson Yunkaporta explains how humans became a custodial species and their role to increase the connections within the world. { read more }

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For more inspiration, check out this in-depth interview with Yunkaporta, “Indigenous Thinking for Troubled Times.”

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Two Stonemasons

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Two Stonemasons

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2571.jpgConsider the story of two stonemasons. you walk up to the first stonemason and ask, ‘Do you like your job?’ He looks up at you and replies, ‘I’ve been building this wall for as long as I can remember. The work is monotonous. I work in the scorching hot sun all day. The stones are heavy and lifting them day after day can be backbreaking. I’m not even sure if this project will be completed in my lifetime. But it’s a job. It pays the bills.’ You thank him for his time and walk on.

About thirty feet away, you walk up to a second stonemason. you ask him the same question, ‘Do you like your job?’ He looks up and replies, ‘I love my job. I’m building a cathedral. Sure, I’ve been working on this wall for as long as I can remember, and yes the work is sometimes monotonous. I work in the scorching hot sun all day. The stones are heavy and lifting them day after day can be backbreaking. I’m not even sure if this project will be completed in my lifetime. But I’m building a cathedral.’

What these two stonemasons are doing is exactly the same; the difference is, one has a sense of purpose. He feels like he belongs. He comes to work to be a part of something bigger than the job he’s doing. Simply having a sense of ‘WHY?’ changes his entire view of the job.

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How do you relate to the stories of the two stonemasons? Can you share a personal story of a time you had a sense of purpose for your hard work? What helps you find and connect with a sense of purpose in your work?

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