When multinational corporations' leaders reach this higher level of personal maturity, they will end their rush to the bottom of low wages and poor community and environmental behavior and lead the planet in our rise from the bottom in these areas.
In Gujarat, India, we spent two days with Bhaskar Save, the Ghandi of Indian farming. He approaches all aspects of life with non-violence. That doesn't just mean anti-war, that means no tilling, no pesticides, no meat.
A network of religious leaders called Interfaith Moral Action on Climate has concluded that, were he still alive today, Dr. King would join them in declaring that climate change is one of the greatest moral issues of our time.
When I stop and consider Gandhi's timeless message, I am refreshed. He said the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. So here I am, offering to you my service. Celebrating his life, his message in a new video I made for my song "Be The Change."
This is an interview with Dee Marie, MA, CYT who has been practicing yoga therapy in clinical settings since 1986 and instructing classes for students comprised of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
"White Flour" is an important book from an important voice for our times who is teaching us -- and through us, our children -- how to be peacemakers. And there are few things more important in life than that.
I certainly believe we come from apes, but I also would like to believe we have evolved beyond that. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ghandi, and the Dalai Lama all know better. How might our human history be different if they had taken up arms?
It seemed that state violence as a vehicle for change was back in fashion. But did either of these conflicts produce clear-cut positive results? Hardly. Far more hopeful have been the recent stories out of Myanmar and the Arab world.
The pundits who tell us that they crave a dramatic nonviolent Palestinian narrative can write the story of Khader Adnan, who has drawn comparisons to celebrated Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands. But they are not writing his story.
Let no group or party exploit what many of us see as the growth of ignorance and indifference in society. Policies that lead to short-sighted political and economic gain will be easily seen for what they are.
I have had the privilege of introducing her at her wonderful show Coming in Hot, a one-person play in which she handles several different roles, presenting the writings of women who have served in combat.
Imagine back in 2010 if instead of masked men with guns, trained for intense warfare at sea, boarding a ship in the dead of night, the IDF had dispatched an elite unit of conflict resolution specialists. Could the tragedy at sea been averted?