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22 November 2022

Beyond Ego

What does it mean to truly reach beyond our individual lives to deeply consider the wellbeing of the collective, the planet and all living things?

Written by Kirsty de Garis

This story originally ran in issue #71 of Dumbo Feather

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Happy springtime!

Spring is my favourite season. I see hope, potential and regeneration everywhere I look. Baby animals are everywhere, chicks squawking from their nests. There is a Willy Wagtail outside my window with protective parents that sound the alarm every time I step outdoors.

Regeneration isn’t a process reserved for the young. Our cover star this issue is Sylvia Boorstein. What better way to illustrate the theme of beyond ego than to feature an 86-year-old woman, radiating inner peace? Sylvia is a Dharma and meditation teacher, who guides meditation at Spirit Rock meditation centre in California. She embodies the antidote to all that is fast, cheap and out of control in our society. During her conversation with Berry, Sylvia explores how to inhabit the mind we each cultivate over a lifetime, and the nourishing, life-affirming process of letting go.

In this issue we also spend time with trailblazers in a variety of disciplines. Saul Griffith is committed to working with governments and citizens to electrify everything in pursuit of a carbon-neutral world to combat climate change. Former Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney, Jess Miller, shares a conversation with her sensei, Nadine Champion, in which they examine the irreplaceable role of teachers in our adult lives.

And cookbook author Hetty McKinnon reaches into her past to deliver meaning in the vegetarian recipes she dreams up.

Beyond our conversations, you’ll meet people who cement the connections that enrich our world every day. Surf instructor Rusty Moran, who works with returned Australian Defence Force personnel to support them in healing from the inside; the hosts of Good Mourning podcast, who share their story of working through grief by facilitating connection; Nathan Scolaro shares his deeply personal experience of coming out, both to himself and his loved ones, and much more.

Ego dissolution is a process, and something that perhaps some of us improve upon the more times we’ve circuited the sun. It takes a long time to become young.

With love,

Kirsty


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This story originally ran in issue #71 of Dumbo Feather

This story originally ran in issue #71 of Dumbo Feather

Kirsty de Garis

Kirsty is the Editor of Dumbo Feather magazine. Kirsty is constantly on the lookout for conversations with extraordinary people and thought leaders who will help to guide us into the next economy.

Kirsty spends half her life in the suburbs of Sydney and the other half on a remote farm in the Snowy Mountains. She’s a loving wife and mum, and loves hiking in the high country and ocean swims. She never travels without a good book.

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