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Interconnectedness

Initiating the Paradigm of Interconnectedness

Carsten Sudhoff | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Carsten Sudhoff

What is truly astonishing is the observable convergence between the various scientific fields on the one hand and the world's ancient wisdom traditions on the other.

Leadership: Always for and Sometimes Within

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

It is a true ongoing test of a leader to stand always for and sometimes within their community, judging each moment and determining an appropriate response, acting with devotion and temerity, even and especially when it is uncomfortable.

Sochi Olympics: Issues, Beauty and Humanity

Catherine Cussaguet | Posted 04.08.2014 | Denver
Catherine Cussaguet

One part of me would like to ask: "Can we just watch the spectacular beautiful moments and forget about the issues around the Sochi Games?" I don't think so.

We Are All Connected

Gopi Kallayil | Posted 02.16.2014 | Technology
Gopi Kallayil

I am walking along the banks of the Yamuna River in Brindavan, India. Every Bhagavad-Gita-quoting pundit-philosopher here is happy to talk to me about...

Disruption in the World of Commerce

Lolly Daskal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Up to now, our commerce has been based on explosive consumption and unpredictability, which is unsustainable on any front. The disruption of commerce connects freedom to vitality and well-being.

The Constant of Change: Finding Meaning in Storms

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Tina Gerhardt

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpg"Change is the one thing that is truly certain and inevitable," Seaman says, "its time we learn to let go and recognize that we are in servitude to each other."

What a Few Deep Breaths Can Teach You

Rabbi Joseph Meszler | Posted 09.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joseph Meszler

The ability to stop and breathe is one of the most important -- and neglected -- skills we have. We often don't take a moment and just breathe into a situation, and too often we panic and forget ourselves.

Found: A Jewish Reflection On 'Lost'

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Through six years of creation and encounter, revolution and revelation, the characters of "Lost" discover not only the secrets of a mysterious island, but an unfolding of life before their eyes. What became obvious was the truth of Rabbi Lawrence Kushner's notion of the "interconnectedness of all being" swimming in "an Ocean of God."

Mothers As Ambassadors for Peace

Laura Bushnell | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Laura Bushnell

Mothers, you are the change we are waiting for. Women are powerful and when we join together we have the ability to transform our world.

Connecting for Sustainable Change

Merel Bakker | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Merel Bakker

I believe that 'connecting to our connectedness' is one of the keys to sustainable change.

Stand Tall

Laura Bushnell | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Laura Bushnell

Mothers -- you are powerful. Stand tall. You are full of grace. Stand tall. Join together and stand tall. Be as a Redwood tree. Stand tall.

Spreading Love, Peace And Unity This New Year

Purnima Ramakrishnan | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Purnima Ramakrishnan

With a will to spread love, and a heart to receive it, we can move mountains with our faith and strong belief and with the knowledge, that it is bound to happen anyway, at a time in future.

Let The Sun Shine In

Katherine Marshall | Posted 01.21.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

More than ever before, strong and creative advocates and allies need to translate the power of information into a greater power for good. Miracles can come from the information revolution and its capacity to bring sunlight to topics that were long obscure.

Claiming Oneness for the Human Family?

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

Oneness is not simply an idea; it is a choice about how to be human, engage with life and align our intentions and actions. It is an intentional, mindful way of being that joins us with others in creating a more hopeful, compassionate and peaceful world.

We Are All One Family

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 12.13.2012 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

When people would divide us, polarize us, fill us with fear and make us defensive, when we are encouraged to spend trillions of dollars killing our enemies instead of praying for them -- let us remember in those instances that we are not separate, we are one.

Acceleration, Re-Entry and the Ever-Rising Bar

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

With greater frequency I've recently wondered why I'm being shown the splendor and richness of the world that I've been fortunate enough to experience and can only conclude there must be a greater purpose -- a grander design to it -- than my own personal fulfillment.

Fierce Compassion

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 10.14.2012 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

Compassion does not imply ducking our responsibilities or shirking our power. Instead, it is a potent tool for transformation since it requires us to step outside of our conditioned response patterns.

What's It Like To Take A Hiatus From Technology? (An Experiment)

Robert Levithan | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Levithan

Only a decade ago, when I went abroad, I expected to be out of touch -- that only death or true crisis would intrude upon my travels. The world was bigger then. Why does internet abstinence feel so challenging?

What The Buddha Might Say To President Obama

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 07.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

To find unity, we have to go beyond those differences; we have to surrender our own needs for the benefit of all. In the process, our enemies can teach us great patience and even compassion!

Buddha Doodle -- Interconnected

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.24.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Arising To The Interconnectedness Of Life

Bernie Glassman | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Bernie Glassman

When I see everything, including the social system, as myself, I take actions to reduce suffering. I heal the system as healing myself, not fixing someone else who is to blame for all the problems.

Are Your Friends' Habits Rubbing Off On You? The 'Social Contagion' Phenomenon

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

As children, we were given many examples of how the company we keep might influence us. Emerging research has found that these childhood lessons weren't mere scare tactics employed by our well-intentioned parents. They were onto something.

Egocentric or Allocentric connectedness?

John Bergquist | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Bergquist

We don't need to exclude ourselves from the tribes and interest groups that feed us, but we should continue to expand our understanding and and be more allocentric in our connectedness.

Global Competency Through International Interaction and Education

Ed Gragert | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
Ed Gragert

Very few of today's American youth are prepared to be tomorrow's global leaders. This potential crisis in U.S. global leadership capacity demands a dramatic, yet achievable goal.

Anything Can Happen At Any Time: Zen Lessons From Japan

James Baraz | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
James Baraz

A central tenet of existence is the truth of impermanence. Ultimately there is no stability in a constantly changing world. As one of my teachers puts it: "Anything can happen at any time."