I came to Continuum through the ocean and music. My teacher, the Mexican mystic, poet, and guitarist Jesus Silva, introduced me to the idea that music and nature herself were the best teachers. If I really listened deeply, everything I needed to know about music, and living a beautiful life, would be revealed. When Emilie and Susan opened me to Continuum in the early 90s, that truth became visceral; an organic authenticity that spread throughout my entire being. Like so many, coming to Continuum was coming home.
Training in Yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation was also ground from which I slipped into the waters of Continuum. Although much of my livelihood over the last 40 years has come from teaching in universities and other settings, I think of myself more simply as one who shares what he loves. After 10 years as a music therapist, Duke Certified Health coach, and Continuum teacher working with veterans, I co-authored the book “Overcoming Post-Deployment Syndrome” that espoused Continuum principles. Because Continuum nourishes us right where we are, I have enjoyed working with a remarkably wide spectrum of people: enlightened mid-journey women, paraplegics, 20-year-old hot shot guitarists, banged up war veterans, and the elderly.
I have co-created a Continuum community in Richmond, VA. When I am privileged to listen to, wonder, and share with a person or group, the question that most informs our inquiry is: How would we be and how would we move if our being and movement were expressions of simple kindness?