Great statement…Thank you dear friend…..all is well….and the new year will be awesome….change is always good..and change we will have.
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Blessings for a healthy intriguing prosperous new year!
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“He highlighted the need for both scientists and mystics to bridge the spilt that separates the two by fostering a sense of humility. Humility counteracts the danger of arrogance that arises in both the mystic, the one who has had the transpersonal experience and the scientist who defends himself strongly against anything that can threaten his mindset. Humilty, he believed, opens the door to true dialogue between the two, whereas arrogance keeps the door locked and barred. He writes. “The conflict between second rate science and second rate mystics, between dogmatic people….. When people become psychologically attached to their beliefs, become defensive, and feel the need to attack other people’s beliefs and conflict arises.””—
Stephanie Sorrell on Charles Tart, ‘Psychosynthesis - A psychospiritual psychology for today.
“I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.”—
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”—
Dark as the hour may appear, we exist in a dimension of greater opportunity, freedom and possibility than has ever been. ~ Terrence McKenna
Based on the macro-trends in motion it does indeed look like the “end of the world” as we know it is upon us. The crystallization of the 99%/Occupy movement represents the leading edge of the emergent culture movement, aka the birth of a planetary culture. The great mythologist Joseph Campbell said that the next stage of human cultural evolution would be dependent upon the creation of the planetary mythos.
The planetary mythos is nothing less than the presently unfolding story of how humanity’s collective yearning for a better world is turned into reality via a collective movement to save the planet and her inhabitants from the clutches of the Current World System. It is the story of how we as a whole outgrew our straightjackets of tradition, fear, enthnocentrism, self-absorption and apathy to embrace the worldview of a cooperative Planetary Culture.
“In this world, time has three dimensions, like space. Just as an object may move in three perpendicular directions, corresponding to horizontal, vertical, and longitudinal, so an object may participate in three perpendicular futures. Each future moves in a different direction of time. Each future is real. At every point of decision, the world splits into three worlds, each with the same people, but different fates for those people. In time, there are an infinity of worlds.”—Alan Lightman, American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur. He is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Einstein’s Dreams, London, Vintage, 2004. (via amiquote)
“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you until it seems that you cannot hold on for a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn.”—
“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there’s a tomorrow. Maybe for you there’s one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it. But for some of us there’s only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”—
“How can a heart be illumined when the forms of created things are imprinted in its mirror? How can it travel to God when it’s tied down by its vain desires? How can it be avid to enter the Divine Presence when it hasn’t purified itself from the impurity of its heedlessness? How can it hope to understand subtle secrets when it hasn’t repented from its errors?”—
“Why does our machine culture outcompete and overwhelm real live cultures? Because machines are more efficient than living beings. Why are machines more efficient than living beings? Because machines do not give back. All living beings understand that they must give back to their surroundings as much as they take. If they do not, they will destroy their surroundings. By definition, machines - and people and cultures that have turned themselves into machines - do not give back. They use. And they use up. This gives them short-term advantages in power over the ability to determine outcomes. They outcompete. They overwhelm. They destroy.”—
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. | Le véritable voyage de découverte ne consiste pas à chercher de nouveaux paysages mais à avoir de nouveaux yeux.”—
As the year draws to a close, the U.S. government risks repeating the costly mistakes of the recent past by ratcheting up tensions with Iran, emphasizing risky sanctions over diplomatic negotiations and making fact-challenged claims about Iran’s nuclear program. Good thing Rep. Dennis Kucinich is on Capitol Hill to call Congress on its deadly war addiction. For his willingness to make a stand against almost all of his congressional cohorts and his refusal to accept shoddy arguments and distressingly repetitive rationalizations for entering into yet another precarious foreign entanglement, we salute Congressman Kucinich as the last Truthdigger of the Week for 2011.
We have got to move away from our addiction to the military as a solution for our problems…..War and violence are never an answer..but they have been the standard fare for centuries…..It is sad when you are anti-war,you are considered unpatriotic..Nothing is further from the truth ..on the contrary..if you support war,then you are a victim of a mind set ,whose ways have failed miserably..and you are most assuredly,unpatriotic …
n this week’s episode of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Andrew Newberg, director of research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College, and adjunct assistant professor in the department of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Tami asks Dr. Newberg about some of the new findings in the emerging field of neurotheology, which studies the links between faith, neurobiology, and the mysteries of the psyche. What changes take place in the brain of people who meditate or pray? What happens when we die? How does faith influence both our brain chemistry and the overall quality of our lives? Join Tami Simon and Dr. Andrew Newberg for a fascinating discussion of these questions and more. (63 minutes)
In the immediate, this perversity results from a spectacular failure of political leadership. We traveled a long, winding road to the point at which no-brainers like a modest payroll tax cut and an extension of unemployment benefits demand political brinksmanship. People of varying ideologies and partisan affiliations may debate endlessly who’s more at fault, but to do so is to truly miss the forest for the trees. The ugly reality is no leader in either party has yet shown the mettle to rise and meet the enormity of today’s challenges.