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You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But…

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need.” ~The Rolling Stones   Right now, millions of people suffer on our planet because what we want distracts us from … Continue reading

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The Hero’s Journey – Joseph Campbell

“The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for, and it’s really a manifestation of his character. The way in which the landscape and the conditions of the environment match the readiness of the hero. The adventure … Continue reading

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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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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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Twelve Principles for Understanding the Universe, by Thomas Berry

“The Universe is a unity, an interacting and genetically-related community of beings bound together in an inseparable relationship in space and time… The human is that being in whom the Universe activates, reflects upon, and celebrates itself in conscious self-awareness.” ~ Thomas … Continue reading

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The Paradox & Inconsistency of Christian Civilizations

The following was written in 1911, by Dr Charles Alexander Eastman, born Ohiyesa of the Santee Sioux Indians… “The native American has been generally despised by his white conquerors for his poverty and simplicity. They forget, perhaps, that his religion forbade the … Continue reading

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Yūgen (幽玄) – Deep Awareness of the Universe

“Yūgen is an important concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics. The exact translation of the word depends on the context. Yūgen is not an allusion to another world. It is about this world, this experience… “To watch the sun sink behind … Continue reading

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