A man named “Gibbs”

“To live is the rarest thing in the world.  Most people exist, that is all”…Oscar Wilde Gibbs shared his story – visiting all lower 49 states – as part of a personal pilgrimage.  New Mexico was the last stop on his journey.  That evening he had made his way into my place of work toContinue reading “A man named “Gibbs””

Things that make you think

I came across this sign while strolling downtown today.  The message – “to settle a homestead or to live free in the world” – seems to fit my current train of thought regarding what I want – and don’t want – in my life. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Guillermo TilleyContinue reading “Things that make you think”

To be my own mentor

Can I be my own mentor?  Can I reflect back to myself all of the honest assessments of what I say and do in the world?  Can I catch myself when I fall?  Can I listen, without prejudice, to myself in those moments that are most painful and dark?  Can I create a new pathwayContinue reading “To be my own mentor”

Can we find our way without knowing our Mythology?

One of the intentions of the Wisdom Path Project – a work in progress podcast –  is to bring back the stories and myths that for centuries kept our communal space alive and well. We grew up being held by the values and lessons of those who came before us. For example, we lived inContinue reading “Can we find our way without knowing our Mythology?”

Reflections on Loneliness: the epidemic

This is a topic I am very familiar with.  Starting as a child, loneliness was a constant companion for me.  As an adult, I’ve had loneliness be present – a reminder of what I experience when I shut down (isolate). When my partner participated in experiential learning opportunities (on two separate occasions) that had herContinue reading “Reflections on Loneliness: the epidemic”

The Courage to Change

  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/29/pine-ridge-indian-reservation-south-dakota I listen to and read this power piece on the recent sobriety of the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation. They collectively, have chosen to break free from the powerful addiction of alcohol, and move out from the dark cloud of oppression. The courage to change is probably right up there withContinue reading “The Courage to Change”

Do we miss opportunities and openings because we are moving too fast?

Have you ever seen a hummingbird fly by?  It reminds me of how I move through the world at times. In other words, moving too fast to be able to enjoy the finite moments in life. For example, my son recently came to visit me for 30 days. He arrived July 31st. We had aContinue reading “Do we miss opportunities and openings because we are moving too fast?”

Fatherhood

    Nate came through the revolving door at the airport, saw me and ran straight into our hug.  His first visit back to New Mexico since his move east one year ago.  Seeing how much he’d grown and matured, I just let myself feel the pride, love and happiness circulating within me at thatContinue reading “Fatherhood”

The Wisdom Path Podcast – Launching soon!

    With much anticipation, we have begun recording creatives and storytellers for the Wisdom Path Podcast. With a heavy duty schedule of recording happening now, soon we will be releasing inspired stories of creativity from people in the world of literature, fine arts and life. Please look for updates at http://www.facebook.com/wisdompathpodcast/ or on InstagramContinue reading “The Wisdom Path Podcast – Launching soon!”