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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Why Travel is an Integral Part of Genetic Inheritance


People have been nomadic for reasons of survival since the earliest tribal groupings. This was highly dependent on food, especially the seasons; early inhabitants where well aware when it was time to move on and gather the next natural harvest. The migration trail is full of ancestors who moved because nature had sudden unforgiving shifts which forced people onward. Archaeologists have discovered hundreds of abandoned villages, towns and cities where rivers suddenly changed direction leaving desert environments. Volcanoes are responsible for covering whole cities or leaving them at the bottom of the oceans. Ice ages forced millions to head for warmer climates and the last one was only twenty thousand years ago. When the ice melted land bridges disappeared leaving some people isolated to islands. It’s no wonder people have such a varied genetic heritage.

When people feel the urge to travel it goes much deeper than it seems, an undeniably part of our genetic Inheritance. When people began to settle into small villages they still had to travel, trade, hunt and gather. Today the situation has changed; people work for income and then buy food that is quite close to housing. As a species humanity needs to stretch its muscles like any other animal, but fewer occupations allow for this kind of physical exercise. So exercise is done before or after the workday or on the weekends. Many plan to take holidays in their weeks off work to travel somewhere different and try new things. It’s almost a necessity and inner calling, especially when the seasons change and senses are alert. People are seekers and they desire to know more about the world.

School camps are a part of this early learning experience along with family holidays, wellness retreats, traveling to conferences and journeys to help the less fortunate. Travel is a natural bonding experience with places and people and not quite the struggle it was for those that came before, but they left a legacy so others could enjoy this wondrous and diverse planet!

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Does Society Value Older People?


People spend their whole lives learning and experiencing, a literal storehouse of knowledge accumulated in just one being. There are billions of people on Earth all with something to share, but is this being passed on as people get older and does society value older people? The young are quick to think they know it all as they travel to adulthood, but could a bit of advice be helpful along the way? Maybe more people should write personal memoir’s for their own sake and the benefit of present and future generations. No one should pass from this life without leaving some small legacy from their wealth of experience.

For millennia there has been shaman, wise woman, philosophers, priests, oracles and mystics in each village, tribe, mob or settlement. As humanity has expanded the size of its towns to towering cities, has sage advice been lost in the rush? Necessity often means employment is away from parents, grandparents and brothers and sisters. This is made harder if couples where born in different towns, though travelling is certainly quicker than it used be. Having close contact with relatives is vital in times of trial, sorrow or great joy. It is important to value the special people that grace our lives whether they are family or not!

Humanity sometimes finds itself in a position of not valuing older people in the workplace; they find it harder to get work than other age groups, though the totally inexperienced are not far behind. Older people have more knowledge from work and life experience than others and many have embraced the new technologies that all must accept in any workplace. All have something to give; from the youngest to the oldest. Appreciate the wisdom around you, speak courteously to strangers and be patient, you never know what you will discover. Know your small village, even if you live in the city. Be helpful when others need small favours. Do you know your neighbours; are there community events where you are needed regardless of age? Good neighbourhoods depend on the people in them. Find a friend or natural mentor within your family or community. Value the subtle or bold wisdom that is offered to you weather it is useful or not. Make your own decisions, but value the sages, orators and diplomat's in your life!


Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Instagram: THESAGE00 or SACRED_LIVING
Email: the.sage.sb@gmail.com
Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).