Author Archives: john

Seeing what is – observing

What is this… Considering all of the gifts of this being human, we might hold for a moment the exquisite creativity, the breathtaking compassion, or the intricate intellect that arises alongside and within human consciousness. Yet beneath it all, there … Continue reading

Changing States

The Voice replied: “Remember why thou cam’st: Find out thy soul, recover thy hid self, In silence seek God’s meaning in thy depths, Then mortal nature change to the divine.” Sri Aurobindo, Savitri; The Book of Yoga; The Parable of … Continue reading

Making the invisible visible

In my integrated science class this week we are thinking together about waves. As a physical science topic, waves are always a rich and rewarding area of exploration – we work with water waves, including surf and tsunamis, seismic waves, … Continue reading

Stepping into possibility in our roles as educators.

One of the exquisite possibilities of engaging an integral approach in our teaching practice is that at every moment, with every subject, we have the opportunity to engage the whole universe. The ‘subject’ we teach, be it music, history, language, … Continue reading

Light in the flow

“Here came the thought that passes beyond Thought, Here the still Voice which our listening cannot hear, The Knowledge by which the knower is the known, The Love in which Beloved and Lover are one.” Sri Aurobindo, Savitri; The Book … Continue reading

Teaching to the solstice

I am very attentive to seasons, both as a teacher and as a student of natural history and the living cosmos. For me, this season from November to the end of the calendar year is one of thanksgiving and gratitude, … Continue reading