We need your help. We mere mortals hold the essence of life in our hands; water, light and the Children who will soon inherit this responsibility. Tragically, too many are opting out, abdicating rather than accepting a legacy they see no possible way of dealing with.
Continue reading Learning: Stardust Stirring for Sustainability
For 29-years it has been an unimaginable joy to discover how Purpose let’s me recover authenticity. It directs the Flow, letting me grow even as it steadfastly forms and reforms my spirit. purpose, continuously reshapes space and time, allowing meaning to carve sacred places in which I am free to lovingly express my heart, ideas and spirit in measurable ways.
All traditions and cultures proclaim the rainbow a symbol of promise. The Promise is ours to fulfil by sharing its beauty through silence, tone, music, art, numbers, letters, words and deeds.
What will your life reflect into the world this day?
This picture offers us an opportunity to make a sobering consideration as we contemplate the relationship of the Sun to Earth. NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (August 31, 2012)
Our colleague Nick Woolf long ago suggested that that fact that we evolved and continue to survive in a fiercely competitive environment is extraordinary. Life on this planet has long competed for resources in order to extend its duration. While mankind has evolved, our relentless quest for ‘bigger and better’ continues to intensify even though getting ‘more’ material wealth fails guarantee a high quality of life. It is precisely this quest that threatens our very survival.
While today’s most asked existential questions seem to be,‘What’s in it for me?’ and ‘Why should I care?’, there is a good reason to care about this work; understanding it and living it.
John Nash, featured in the film ‘A Beautiful Mind’ quantified the value of an individual as being part of a cooperative unit working for the benefit of the whole. The Nash Equilibrium (1950) is considered to be the optimum competitive solution for two opponents who know each others optimal strategy.
The Mereon Matrix reveals the Nash Equilibrium to be inefficient at best. The reason is that the competitiveness it wastes time, human energy and material resources. It also encourages manipulation, deviousness and outright deceit.
In comparison, the competence implicit in the Mereon Matrix, demonstrated in the educational project known as BeLonging where kids use the strategy of communal cooperation that is based on ethical values and prior agreement.
The results leads to a realisation that transcends hope.
The ‘kicker’ is how to get adults to stop acting childish so to renew the childlike joy found in awe and wonder that generates curiosity and cooperation.
This morning I’d like to share a story told to me a week ago, a precious golden moment that will respire hope for the future that we share today. Continue reading The Power of BeLonging
Where did the last six weeks go? While I kept my promise to write at least 111 words a day, obviously they didn’t always make it to the blog!
I feel like the most blessed person on the planet having just spent four magical days in Mirano, Italy with the most amazing group of individual –friends, teachers and kids. The days and evenings spent with old friends was made even more special in that we were joined by new friends, June and Dana! There to witness The Mirano BeLonging Project nourished our spirits while my Italian ‘family’ at the Cinque Colonne, Sergio, Mama Sergio, Daniella, Sandro and Sabrina, kept us safe at night and very well fed.
We all learned something new, evidence that learning is LifeLong!
Did you know that the word ‘magic’ grows from the same root as ‘teacher’, ‘maestra’ in Italian? It’s the root of the word ‘maestro’, which most of us know as a ‘master’! However, the real meaning is to promote spiritual growth; to call forth and nurture authenticity.
What if teachers made a shift and instead of cramming information into kid’s heads and force them to dump it out, the teachers, true magicians, were free to start pulling out ‘rabbits’?
What will the future tomorrow be if you dare to occupy your life, your reality?
Pardon the typo’s… 26 hours on a train in 2 days have me a bit on the weary side!