BY Lisa Lindblad
February 8, 2014
Boyd Varty is the fourth generation custodian of Londolozi, one of the preeminent wildlife reserves of Southern Africa. He is a man of huge soul, sharp intelligence, deep compassion and, so important, great humor. His book, Cathedral of the Wild, will be released on March 11.
What a discordant world we live in. Every day we hold the full range of life’s experience in our hands. We reel from stories of misery, anger and violence and right ourselves again with examples of bravery, commitment, and soulful insight. Thoughtful, inquiring, people share space with those driven crazy with rage. How do we make sense of it all?
I look for balance in the wisdom, the humor and the experience of those around me. Boyd Varty is someone who offers ideas to mull over and live with, whose ideas have the capacity to reorient our lives. His delivery is gentle, laced with humor, and selfless. And so very beautiful. Please listen to his TED talk here.