Tag Archives: Joseph Rael

A still small voice

A true human listens, says shaman Joseph Rael, whose indigenous name means Beautiful Painted Arrow. Does he mean someone who listens deeply to other people? No. He means someone who listens to himself.

The myth of progress

We think we are moving forward but that is not all we do. We also move backward. The last movement in my Qigong series is just that—two steps forward, two steps back. Good long walks are restorative but they too return us to the place we started from.