Is Anyone Listening?

Is Anyone Listening?

I recently participated in a webinar entitled “What is the Earth Asking of Us?” arranged by earthliteracies.org. Although the participants came from varied backgrounds and experiences there was a general consensus that Earth needs us to learn to live in harmony with...

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Cynical or Fearful – Rethinking The Independent Mindset

Cynical or Fearful – Rethinking The Independent Mindset

Shakespeare wrote, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” and he was right. The names we give to things are often quite arbitrary. For example a pencil could be called a “grapher” as long as everyone understood that “grapher” is a word we...

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2 Paths Forward from COVID-19

2 Paths Forward from COVID-19

Dr Trevor Hancock of the University of Victoria proposes that, rather than bouncing back from COVID-19 we should bounce forward. What he means is that bouncing back would mean returning the practices that have got us into the global problems we now face such as...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Push in the Right Direction?

The Coronavirus Pandemic: A Push in the Right Direction?

“It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with...

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Is There A Silver Lining to the Coronavirus?

Is There A Silver Lining to the Coronavirus?

If ever there was an unmistakable demonstration of the interdependent nature of our world it is the coronavirus pandemic. Barring the rapid development of a vaccine the virus will run its global course. With worldwide cooperation we may be able to “flatten the curve”....

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Trump’s Gut

Trump’s Gut

Donald Trump has proudly proclaimed that he usually goes with his gut when making decisions because he is confident that things will work out well for him when he does so. On the surface going with your gut seems natural enough. Nature has equipped us with feelings so...

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The Buddha’s 4 Noble Truths and the Hopeful Mindset

The Buddha’s 4 Noble Truths and the Hopeful Mindset

Did the Buddha teach something resembling The Hopeful Mindset? There are some striking similarities between The Four Nobel Truths themselves and, in particular, the fourth noble truth’s Eightfold Path and the foundations of The Hopeful Mindset. The Four Noble Truths...

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5 Lies of the Cynical Mindset

5 Lies of the Cynical Mindset

We accept many falsehoods as truths when we operate under the conceptual umbrella of the Cynical Mindset. This is not surprising once we realize the faulty assumption upon which this mindset is based. The core belief of the Cynical Mindset is that each of us is an...

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