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Martial Practice for Wellbeing with Matt Lucas — Fractal Friends

The ".us" stands for all of us, the fractal friends.

Introducing Fractal Friends the Podcast!

I am opening a space here to shift our global conversation. I'm suggesting that we leave behind the question of right vs. wrong, that we are abandon the age old question of "us vs. them."

Here is the new plan: 
It's time to accept that we are all in this together, like it or not.
The new question I offer to the world is, "How are we going to get through this together?" 

There is no other option. Spaceship earth is spiraling through space and we have to figure out how to work together. 

How can we even imagine such an idea? Well first of all, we don't all have to agree with one another. That would be antithetical to the brilliant diversity of humanity. What we need to realize is that we can't get rid of people who think differently than us. We can, however, recognize them as necessary collaborators in the human drama. They are part of our network of relationships. 

Furthermore, we need to recognize that this is true at all scales. All nations depend on one another to define themselves. The panorama of cultures constitutes one fabulous kaleidoscopic fabric. Political divisions are not real; the diversity of opinions exist on a spectrum. We are interdependent with our communities, our neighbors, our families and our friends. And if we look closely we will find that the line that divides good and evil can be found within our own hearts and minds. 

I am making a space here for us to meet each other, to find the wisdom in one another, to share our light and maybe help us find our common humanity. Welcome to Fractal Friends. 

My name is Duncan Autrey. You can come visit me at

You can listen to the podcast below and download it too. You can also find Fractal Friends on iTunes and on Soundcloud. (Stitcher, coming soon)


Martial Practice for Wellbeing with Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas

Fractal Friends episode number three, and we are leaving behind the hippies... for now.*

This episode is a conversation with martial arts teacher, musician and body worker Matt Lucas. In this conversation we talk about the importance of being able to be with life as it is: with stress, sex, aggression and all the things. Matt makes a compelling argument that martial arts can profoundly serve us as we strive to ground ourselves in our bodies and our lifelong journeys.

Here are some links that can help you get in touch with Matt.
This is Matt's blog, music and personal website:
This is Matt's martial arts website:

*Next episode is with Barbara Bash, buddhist artist and calligrapher, where we talk about the value of art, 

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