Rewiring the System


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Posted in Uncategorized by rewiringangel on March 15, 2010
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Jane Goodall, Kurt Cobain The Jane Goodall Institute and Nirvana

Some people are able to handle the weight and pressures of adulation that accompanies the noteworthy actions that brought them fame, and some are not.

Kurt Donald Cobain; Born February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) was an American singer-songwriter and musician, known as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Nirvana. Cobain was uncomfortable with the attention he received, which he turned into self destructive behavior. During the last years of his life, Cobain  chose to live with heroin addiction, illness and depression, his fame and public image, as well as the  personal pressures surrounding his life including his wife, musician Courtney Love.  (I sat next to Courtney at the Producers Film Awards, she was lovely and had a genuine positive energy and an interest in the people around her though we did not talk Courtney had some things to talk with my daughter especially about her clothing. Serena had made a skirt out of a pair of thick silk velvet barnabre street pants Joel got on our second date pants I bought for my then husband in the street with the major tailors).  His parents divorced when he was eight years old, an event which he later said had a profound effect on his life. His mother noted that his personality changed dramatically – Cobain became more defiant and withdrawn. He resented his parents because of that divorce. He was not the good whole family

On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead at his home in Seattle, the victim of what was officially ruled a suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. The circumstances of his death have sometimes become a topic of fascination and debate.

Fame or being know widely, takes strength and a delight in swimming  along the assumed friendliness coming from complete strangers. Being the first one doing a wonderful interesting creative thing or working for a long time and uncovering a process that saves a much valued aspect of our area or the globe brings people out from their cloistered shelter to see the bright new direction .

I was very attracted to Nirvana grunge music.  As it had a soft monographic melody combining loose juice and sumptin’ would come out as Overlapping dialogue.

Sound combined with personal meaning mixing rhythm coming out that brought new levels .  Like Fugues in older classical songs for dances, Nirvana were churning in attitude and texture to  make one day dream quality of turning the very stars in the sky into a spreadable breakfast food.  This visceral music, which took me out of my ordinary reality into a luxurious path full of the possibility to have grace and beauty.  Two very powerful stallions in a congruent path of unifying  the process spinning the form: Grace the process and Beauty the material effect of the movement of the sonic collision of the thought and action landing in the best possible way.

Being at the right place at the right time swept Jane along into an adventure of unexpected proportions in a life of rigorous science in an area populated by Chimps in the forest unexpected proportions. At 19 she went off into Africa with the most famous primate scholars  to build a proper center and blinds where this one woman could sit and observe. The reports that came back about her work with the group of scientists. The station was set up and Jane was there with another or several others at different times. They all  kept records, the scientists and the stalkers that have become important part of our knowledge about our closest animal cousin.  His work, in fact, changed all thoughts about Chimpanzee intelligence and  thoughts about the relations and customs of wild Chimpanzee  Jane became a British Primatologist which she morphed into, becoming the United Nations Messenger of Peace. She is well-known for her 45-year study of chimpanzee social and family interactions in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, and for founding the Jane Goodall Institute which promotes early childhood education on the care and saving of our  Earth.  Out very globe and all its kingdoms, both wild and those smooth paved and crowded.

My meeting with Jane happened by chance. I was hired to offer meditation up on the hill at a building set aside for meditation practice.  Early in the morning, more than an hour before breakfast people would gather to sit and share questions and share spiritual musings.  Many people came after the first morning. It was an important offering because the people got a chance to learn the process of placing the body in a comfortable position, which makes the essential element of meditation as a way to be fully participating in the creation of the positive force of clarity and Love in a group formation facing the fundamental fact of Infinity.

Jane was giving a talk in the biggest building on the Omega Camp campus. I had some free time and was able to sit in the side to listen to Jane’s great stories. She was really working hard to get people to wake up to the importance of changing the world. Jane wants to have strong groups of children in every country, county, city and town to value Nature.

Jane Goodall filled the large basketball size structure with many closely lined up seats. She sat on the stage with another colleague and talked for almost two hours.  Then the audience stood up at the conclusion as they lifted the books they brought for her to sign, and walked out the stage door rear. Each person waited to talk with Jane.  The line was the entire length of the building and around to the other side two people thick. Jane took a long moment to look into each persons eyes and made personal conversation and signed every book.  I came down the front door and turned to check out what was going on.  I thought to myself …how long is Jane going to have to stand there in the hot summer sun?  I walked briskly down the hill and around the path to the large cafeteria and found the largest glass for water available.  I filled it with ice and splashed spring fresh water and scampered back to stand a yard or so back at Dr. Goodhall’s side.  She looked over at me and smiled then said, put that down over here. When she finished the book she was signing she bent to lift the water to her lips and drank delicately.

She gave so much personal attention to the almost thousand people who came from every walk of life to listen to her wise words.

Jane had done the nearly impossible to have her work appreciated while creating healthy boundaries so she is able to continue with what is important for her long view. She allowed real steal inside to give her structure in the public times.  Cobain was not able to develop the inner structure to both do his public work  and maintain his heart life and work.

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