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Deepak Chopra's picture
by Deepak Chopra
The question of evil can crop up almost anytime, but it becomes pressing when war, with its mass violence and atrocities fills the news. Violence comes in many other forms, as we all know, so settling the questions about evil needs to be addressed.Evil manifests in the world through actions, and although an evil act almost always is associated with violence, there are other aspects, such as destructiveness, oppression, and victimization. Yet to...
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by Anneloes Smitsman
"How to make complexity work" is the focus of my new book that I am currently writing, based on my Ph.D. dissertation "Into the Heart of Systems Change" from 2019.The archetypal dynamics of crisis after crisis all boil down to the same starting point - archetypes of domination that compete for resources, control, and influence.Although one may say that this archetypal pattern is part of nature and we are nature too, the way humans have played it...
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by David Korten
"The future most of us seek will be an ecological civilization: peaceful, democratic, equitable, sustainable, and dedicated to securing the wellbeing of people and Earth. Getting there requires a civilizational change."ILLUSTRATION BY GOOD STUDIO/ADOBE STOCKOur current society cannot be considered civilized by any objective standard. We grow the fortunes of billionaires, even as we increase the numbers of homeless refugees and destroy Earth’s...
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by Patricia Albere
While driving across the Richmond Bridge from Berkeley to Marin County in California I had a random 70’s song list playing on iTunes. (I know… I can hear my DJ son rolling his eyes). Anyway, Carly Simon came on singing an old favorite…‘Cause I haven’t got time for the painI haven’t got room for the painI haven’t the need for the painNot since I’ve known youYou showed me how, how to leave myself behindHow to turn down the noise in my...
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by David Nicol
When Covid swept around the world early last year, Kate and I saw it as the long-awaited trigger event that would mark the start of the great unraveling of the current world system, and the beginning in earnest of our transition to a fundamentally new era. We felt well placed with our work in collective healing to offer support during this transitional period. Indeed, like many others, we felt we had been preparing for such a moment for a long...
David Nicol's picture
by David Nicol
When Covid swept around the world early last year, Kate and I saw it as the long-awaited trigger event that would mark the start of the great unraveling of the current world system, and the beginning in earnest of our transition to a fundamentally new era. We felt well placed with our work in collective healing to offer support during this transitional period. Indeed, like many others, we felt we had been preparing for such a moment for a long...
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by Karen Noé
Summer is here and a variety of gorgeous colorful flowers continue to bloom; birds are singing their glorious songs throughout the day. Despite all of this, I have been focusing on my many projects and on the knots I’ve had in my stomach worrying about finishing all these assignments on time. Yes, I should have learned by now to focus on the love and beauty all around me, but once again, I fell into my old ways. Two weeks ago, I was having...
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by Deborah Sandella
A couple springs ago, my husband and I discovered a miniature round nest adeptly stuccoed to a small tree branch overhanging our patio. Using binoculars, we saw two still and wide-eyed hummingbirds peeking out (zoom photo above). Every so often we’d hear and see mama as she hovered to feed them.A few days later, the nest was empty. Although we missed the vicarious joy of following their development, we were grateful to witness their launch into...
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by Alberto Villoldo
We all want to be loved unconditionally by another, and we search for this other all our lives. But the love of another always comes with a long list of conditions.Several years ago, I asked Don Manuel to speak to me about love, for I had never seen his people be affectionate with each other like we are in the US. From what I observed, the Indios did not hold hands or kiss in public, even though mothers doted over their babies, whom they carried...
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by Emanuel Kuntzelman
To be honest, this wasn’t my original New Year’s message. I’ll save that one for a later date as we wade further into the new, and rather murky, waters of 2021. While my original draft followed a theme of hope and collaboration, strange circumstances involving a cancelled trip to Spain due to a freak winter snowstorm, blowing out my knee while running, and an emergency surgery have me reflecting on what the Universe could possibly be trying to...

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