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How We Participate in the Creative Life of the Universe

“If you see yourself in the correct way, you are all as much extraordinary phenomena of nature as trees, clouds, the patterns in running water, the flickering of fire, the arrangement of the stars, and the form of a galaxy. … Continue reading

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How The Babemba Tribe Forgives

“In the Babemba tribe of Southern Africa, when a person acts irresponsibly or unjustly, he is placed in the centre of the village, alone and unfettered. All work ceases, and every man, woman, and child in the village gathers in … Continue reading

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Perpetual Curse of the Warrior Mindset

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”  ~Albert Einstein For well over 2000 years a competitive “dog-eat-dog” mindset has dominated the world’s most powerful human civilizations. The goals of our leaders (as well as most members) have … Continue reading

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The Creative Matrix: Awakening to Find Ourselves Home

“We do not live on the Earth, we are a part of how the Earth lives.” ~David Richo~ Everything we need is right here NOW, as we learn to cherish the gift of Life, the Living Presence that holds us in … Continue reading

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Children of a Creative Universe

“We are stardust, we are golden.” ~Joni Mitchell “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the … Continue reading

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Spiritual by Nature: How Solar Energy Animates Life

Spirit (noun) \ˈspir-ət\ : 1) the force within a person that is believed to give the body life, energy, and power, 2) the inner quality or nature of a person, 3) soul, spiritual self. Does modern Western science provide support for … Continue reading

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Transcending the Sense of the Small “I” – Chan Master Sheng Yen

The following is a description of the second stage of Chan (Zen) practice, taken from a talk by Chan Master Sheng Yen, in 1977. To read about the first and third stages, see the full transcript here. “The first stage … Continue reading

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The Joyous Cosmology – Alan Watts

“To begin with, this world has a different kind of time. It is the time of biological rhythm, not of the clock and all that goes with the clock. There is no hurry. Our sense of time is notoriously subjective … Continue reading

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Rave On John Donne – Van Morrison

Rave On, John Donne – Van Morrison, 1983 (full song) Rave on John Donne, rave on thy holy fool Down through the weeks of ages In the moss borne dark dank pools Rave on, down through the industrial revolution Empiricism, … Continue reading

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A 12 Year Old Fighting For Our Planet’s Future

Here’s the full text and video of Severn Suzuki’s short yet powerful speech, made at the 1992 Earth Summit Conference, in Rio. Please consider sharing with friends, family, children and students this Earth Day… “Hello, I’m Severn Suzuki speaking for E.C.O. – The … Continue reading

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