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Creativity, Imagination & Systems Thinking

“The most interesting and important thing I learned from this class is “system thinking.” Through this way of thinking, I learned that everything, for example humans, nature and society, is connected. These days, human beings tend to ignore the surrounding … Continue reading

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Environmental Problems in the 21st Century

The following is a replica of the first of three units of an Integrated English course presented online via Moodle forums and Zoom meetings, for Science students at Kyushu University during the second semester of 2020, in Fukuoka, Japan. Most … Continue reading

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Gaia’s Dance: A Vision of Wholeness

“From a Gaian point of view, we humans are an experiment — a young trial species still at odds with ourselves and other species, still not having learned to balance our own dance within that of our whole planet…”  ~Elisabet Sahtouris … 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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The Perpetual Curse of Feudalism, Reinvented

“Washington has become our Versailles. We are ruled, entertained, and informed by courtiers — and the media has evolved into a class of courtiers… We are captivated by the hollow stagecraft of political theater as we are ruthlessly stripped of power. … Continue reading

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Zen & the Art of Living Deeply

“With traditional arts in Asia much emphasis is put on long-term practice and effort, so as to reach continuously higher levels of skill development. There is a deeper character training happening as well, to reduce the ego’s voice, let go … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Possibilities – John Lennon

“The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility. Love is like a precious plant. You can’t just … Continue reading

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How Wisdom Awakens Us From Our Dreams

“People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore. Mindfulness helps you go home to the present.  Life is available only in the present.” ~ … Continue reading

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In Time of War the Laws are Silent

The following is an excerpt from the essay We need the rule of law, not the rule of war, published on Sept. 15, 2001, by James Carroll, just a few days after the 9/11 attacks. It was one of the … Continue reading

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The Way of Wisdom – Great Minds Think Compassionately

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”  ~Albert Einstein “Empathy is really important, and I think only when our clever brain and our human heart work together in harmony can we achieve our full potential.” ~Jane Goodall … Continue reading

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