Avid hikers, nature buffs or adrenaline junkies will have come by the art of natural navigation before. Practitioners of the art are those that swear by the accuracy, reliability and organic ideologies of using natural occurring elements of our surroundings as navigation tools to guide one along their journey. Prominent writer, expert and general boss guy on the topic of natural navigation, Tristan Gooley, describes the use of natural navigation not just as a survival skill, but as a means to enrich journeys and connect with the world around us.
It seems quite paradoxical to me how our state of affairs can be considered such serious business, yet as a collective, we continue choosing to ignore root causes of our systemic issues. I don’t know about you but I don’t think sticking our heads in the sand is quite the best form of risk management we could be taking.
There's a whole suite of psychologists who primarily work in the area of clinical patient care relating to shame and guilt. Academics write monstrous theses on the topic of guilt. Entire shelves in bookstore's self-help sections read titles like Overcoming Inner Shame or Guilt be Gone! (This actually exists and wasn't written by the Sham-Wow guy, Google it.) But what's behind this monumental surfacing of guilt in ourselves and our daily lives? I'll tell you why, because in this modern society we're conditioned to be so damn concerned with cramming as much productivity into every minute of every day and nothing else, to hell with the rest. Then, when we aren't mentally, emotionally, or physically able to live up to this standard, purely because we're not naturally geared for it, then intense feelings of guilt stirs inside us. Which will continue to manifest unhealthily in all sorts of ways, until we knuckle down and clear out all our emotional junk and re-program our minds to function in a way that is more aligned with our natural states of being.
The past few years have depicted a very worrying pattern of behavior from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Both direct and indirect consequences of recent changes introduced by the DIBP all appear to have a similar end result—a significant power shift, away from rights of the individual and towards increases in State authority.