I took a stroll way back down the Squamish Valley to the Elaho river and came across some Fireweed colonizing the soil from old forest fires.

Fireweed acts with resilience, embraces change and transitions its environment.
@This Point  writes a very interesting article discussing the Resilience of Eco Systems, the similarities of fireweed in nature to human nature. From what starts with a discussion on fireweed goes into a very rich article on resilience in humans, and into psychology, neurobiology, relationships and influence of how our thoughts have on us and our partners.



“The Native Americans understood that fire, though dangerous and potentially destructive, could also be life-giving. “

“The astounding legacy of our combined status as mammals and neural beings is limbic revision: the power to remodel the emotional parts of people we love, as our Attractors activate certain limbic pathways, and the brain’s inexorable memory mechanism reinforces them. Who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love.

“Such practices as centering prayer and mindfulness meditation have been demonstrated to change neural pathways and neurochemistry, suggesting that resilience lies at the very heart of what it means to be human at the neuro-chemical level.”

Growth from darkness///Shit is fertile ground for growth.

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