I want to explore fear and a bit about how it shows up in our modern lives, but first a little background on where we came from.
Depending on your sources and the criteria for measurement, modern humans as we know them emerged on the scene between 100 and 200 thousand years ago. These early humans enjoyed one or two hundred thousand years of hunter-gatherer evolution before the dawn of the Neolithic age and the advent of farming. About 10 thousand years of domestication in the age of agriculture—hardly enough time to get the furniture how you like it—and the Industrial Revolution comes on to totally shake things up for the human condition.
I am in love. Humbly, overwhelmingly, completely.
This is new for me. After decades of desire, longing for that special one, dating amazing women, and learning from deep relationships, I have arrived at that mythic destination I often lost sight of, spent immeasurable effort unconsciously avoiding and almost lost all hope for the possibility of it coming into my life.
Love songs sound different, long term plans are springing to mind spontaneously, and my world is being rocked…daily.
Reflecting on this curious state I find myself in, I realize that it is no coincidence. I actively made this possible in my life with at least 8 important shifts. I share them here in hope that they might serve.
Reading Heartsblood: Hunting, Spirituality and Wildness in America.
Many thoughts. I will share in forthcoming posts.
Huge distinction here on the type of people that hunt. Petersen breaks it down into the three types of hunters.
Utilitarian Hunters – Hunt for food. prevalent in rural areas.
Sport Hunters – Hunt for sport. Disconnected from nature,, separate. Trophy hunters. Hunting media and the common conception of hunters by the mainstream.
Nature(natural) Hunters – Spiritual connection to nature, animals and the hunt. Deep appreciation of the primal nature of hunting and the natural world.