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We Must Take Care of the Earth ~ John Trudell

“The people who have created this system, and who perpetuate this system, they are out of balance. They have made us out of balance. They have come into our minds and they have come into our hearts and they’ve programmed … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Cultural Creatives

The following was written in 1997. It’s been almost 20 years since the idea of Cultural Creatives was introduced. With the rise of Internet social networks, Facebook, youtube and blogs are we now witnessing the dawning influence of this group, in the creation of … Continue reading

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Awakening from the Cult of Ignorance

“We were born to be free… to build things and grow our own food, develop our skills and be creative, not to lose ourselves in shopping, technology and mindless consumption. We are here to love and practice forgiveness, not to make war, seek revenge … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking: Keeping Our Minds Open

 “Critical thinking is the ability to apply reasoning and logic to new or unfamiliar ideas, opinions, and situations. Thinking critically involves seeing things in an open-minded way and examining an idea or concept from as many angles as possible. This … Continue reading

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Inter-Being: Awakening from the Illusion of Separateness

“We are here to awaken from the illusion of separateness” ~Thich Nhat Hanh The following is a short excerpt from a 1998 Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, entitled The Island of Self: The Three Dharma Seals. Here he explains how awareness of the … Continue reading

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Earth as Sacred Community – Thomas Berry

“Our present urgency is to recover a sense of the primacy of the Universe as our fundamental context, and the primacy of the Earth as the matrix from which life has emerged and on which life depends. The Earth with … Continue reading

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Being the Change We Wish To See in the World

“People normally cut reality into compartments, and so are unable to see the interdependence of all phenomena. We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.”  ~Thich Nhat Hanh I believe that human beings are creative, wise and … Continue reading

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