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A New Vision of Reality – Fritjof Capra

“Systems thinking has a certain simplicity and elegance to it — basically, a shift from seeing the world as a machine to understanding it as a network… To deal with nonlinear systems requires a change of perspective from objects to … Continue reading

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The Emergence of Connected Consciousness

“A key feature of distributed intelligence is that no one part has to have the whole answer. Rather, the intelligence of the whole emerges through the actions and interactions of its parts.” ~Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone The following is … Continue reading

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Beyond Capitalism – Albert Einstein, 1949

“Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands… The result is an oligarchy the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organised political society.”
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The Art of Peace Begins with You

“The Art of Peace begins with you. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.” ~Morihei Ueshiba The Art of Peace was written by Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido (合気道) a modern Japanese … Continue reading

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This is Your Life, Do What You Love

“This is your Life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it.. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing … Continue reading

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Ikigai (生き甲斐) – Reason for Being

Ikigai (生き甲斐) is a Japanese concept meaning “a reason for being.” Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self-discovery and reflection. The word “ikigai” is usually used to indicate … 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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The Wisdom of a 6 Year Old

In this 3 minute video (with over 7 million views on youtube), 6 year old Tiana talks to her divorced mom about how to build a friendship with her dad, and about what everyone needs to do (all the adults in the world), … Continue reading

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~ Wisdom of the Dhammavadaka ~

“Remember always that you are just a visitor here, a traveler passing through. Your stay is but short and the moment of your departure unknown. None can live without toil and a craft that provides your needs is a blessing … 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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