Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf. We must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape, really see it, and describe what's going on here. Then we can at least wail the right question into the swaddling band of darkness or, if it comes to that, choir the proper praise.
“[T]he good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”
"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. "
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete"
Dr. David Hawkins in “Power vs. Force”
“In this interconnected universe, every improvement we make in our private world improves the world at large for everyone. We all float on the collective level of consciousness of mankind, so that any increment we add comes back to us. We all add to our common buoyancy by our efforts to benefit life. It is a scientific fact that what is good for you is good for me.”
“Every problem that we face right now, whether it’s war, terrorism, social injustice,economic disparities, or global warming, would be creatively addressed by our collective consciousness moving to a new level.”
Professor Tom Regan
“The other animals humans eat, use in science, hunt, trap, and exploit in a variety of ways, have a life of their own that is of importance to them apart from their utility to us. They are not only in the world, they are aware of it. What happens to them matters to them. Each has a life that fares better or worse for the one whose life it is.”
Category Archives: Evolutionary
(note: photos were removed; graphics were retained) Last week at MIT I hosted a group of leaders and change makers from Indonesia. With its 17,000 islands and 250 million inhabitants, Indonesia is the third largest democracy and the biggest Muslim … Continue reading
17-year-old Mighty Girl Cynthia Lam of Melbourne, Australia wants to help people living without access to clean water and electricity — and this ingenious young inventor has developed a device that can purify water and generate electricity using only the … Continue reading
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/otto-scharmer/capitalism-40-and-neuropl_b_4839429.html Posted: 02/22/2014 5:43 pm EST Updated: 02/23/2014 12:59 am EST Otto Scharmer Senior Lecturer, MIT; Founding chair, Presencing Institute I have just returned from an interesting experience in Washington. D.C.: a panel discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The event was … Continue reading
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:01By Gar Alperovitz and Keane Bhatt, Truthout | Op-Ed http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/18908-what-then-can-i-do-ten-steps-toward-transforming-the-system The richest 400 Americans now own more wealth than the bottom 180 million taken together. The political system is in deadlock. Social and economic pain continue … Continue reading
A new book offered by Greenleaf Publishing– John R. Ehrenfeld and Andrew J. Hoffman — May 2013 151+xii pp 216 x 138 — paperback ISBN 978-1-906093-93-8 A new story, driven by being and caring, as opposed to having and needing, rooted in the beauty of … Continue reading
‘What are the forms in business, social action and peacemaking that can help us see the oneness of society, the interdependence of life?’
(Cecile’s note: In Bernie Glassman’s life we experience deep evolution of the hero’s journey and we are given a hint of that in his own words.) Bernie Glassman: So for me the question became, ‘What are the forms in business, … Continue reading
(Cecile’s Note: Dr. Ariane David’s contribution to encourage non-positional thinking opens a great deal of space for real exploration.) Thinking About Thinking | Ariane David PhD | The Veritas Group theveritasgroup.com/2011/10/…/thinking-about-thinking-health-care/ Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a … Continue reading