Original Wisdom – Stories of an Ancient Way of Knowing by Robert Wolff
This book is just wonderful, better than any fairy tale. It’s about Robert’s own experiences living amongst indigenous tribes in Asia, it’s about another time, a different way of living and being (which I find particularly interesting in light of our own current failures.) Robert is an excelllent story teller – he illuminates gently yet firmly our own cultural conditioning to highlight an astonishingly different and communal way of being, one filled with huge regard for the living planet and general well-being. As the book sleeve says “These stories hold a mirror to our existence, allowing us to see how far we have wandered from the ways of the Sng’oi. And ultimately they challenge us, in our fragmented world, to rediscover within ourselves the Sng’oi’s humanity, trust, and sense of connection to all creation.” The stories, like the one with the mango tree, will remain with me for a long time – beautiful! This is one of my absolute favourite books.