Narcissism has become a defining feature of the human species. While it is a "sick" way of being in the world, it is maladaptive, not absolute. We each can continue to adapt. By choosing to change the way we think and behave, we each can heal what ails the larger organism of which we are a part so we all can be healthier in all ways.
I'm brand new at environmental activism. One thing I have learned over the past year is that it is easy to get discouraged. There's four myths that I think contribute to this, which I want to address.
Let me share with you something amazing: the drops of the U.S. and other stock markets have been occurring at the end of the Sabbatical year. In the Jewish calendar, the year ends in September, and the Sabbatical year (in Hebrew 'Shmita') is a once in seven year rest observed by some Jews in Israel based on teachings of the Bible.
We can only save our magnificent planet and habitat if we turn our ingenuity to it with full commitment and radical cooperation as warriors for the future. Veni, vidi, vigilo.
Out of nothing, something emerges. Swiftly, matter fills air. That nothing, of course, is always something. And that something is never nothing. Em...
The problem, as with most astronomical phenomena, is the huge timescales in which things happen. We therefore rely on supercomputers to feed them data and get simulations which show us what happens in thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, or billions of years.
These easy-to-understand Feng Shui tips that anyone can use to strengthen their education luck can be sued by parents who want to use these cures to benefit children's scholastic luck while teens can use this advice to be motivated to get the best grades possible.
Children laughing. Parents yawning, scrambling desperately for that first cup of coffee. A city blinking away the remnants of dreams from its tired eyes - just another Monday morning. Then nothing. Silence.
In developing brand identities for companies and products, marketers do their best to penetrate buyer brains. How? They create marketing instruments such as names, logos, slogans, jingles and mascots to do what is analogous to non-invasive brain surgery.
Our collective impact on the Earth's atmosphere, oceans and forests is now so impactful and so pervasive, that leading scientists assert that we have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, in which humans have become the major driver of environmental change.
Remember when you had to rely on seeing just a part of yourself in the reflection of a dark lake or in a small expensive piece of polished copper or silver-mercury? Probably not.
We need to figure this out how to do a little better than we have been doing... seeing this picture made me incredibly aware of that.
Recently I was asked to speak about the shamanic point of view of team building with an emphasis on creating alliances and community. But from a shama...
Pope Francis asks us a very simple question in his encyclical: "What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?"