water, fur and flame

water, fur and flame

Casey writes:

ritual is a word that has lost much of its power, i think. people talk about empty rituals, and it is true that a ritual can be empty, or not entirely in tune with our times, but i think more often that we are enacting it emptily (if that’s a word) – – that we are mouthing or moving without really connecting with, learning about and from, and enlivening and bringing into the reality of our lives this ritual for ourselves.

This is thought provoking. I suspect that I’m going to have a lot to say about this article after I think about it for a while. But here is my first shot across your bow: One reason that people don’t do ritual right… is because ritual done right can change you, and change is frightening…

Author: Jorah Lavin

I grew up in New England, moved to the Carolinas in '98 to start working at what was then a large regional bank and is now a really big nationwide bank. I work doing intranet content management and intranet site management. After work, I practice Aikido, knit, ride my motorcycle, read, watch movies & eat. I've been studying Aikido since 2014, and I ride a Yamaha V-Star 1300. I am pretty sure that I want to hike the Appalachian Trail someday.

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