by Ervin Laszlo and Kingsley L. Dennis. More and more people seem convinced that something dramatic will happen at the end of 2012. While the world will not suddenly become a paradise on earth, when the end of 2012 comes and goes, it will be a signal to the world that there very definitely is a future awaiting us. Yet what that future will turn out to be is not decided...
PBS introduced a new channel in Britain, its first international television venture. As Britain takes its news media to task, an American import, the Public Broadcasting Service, hopes to make a name for itself by offering a sober antidote to the tales of tabloid newspaper excesses that have been leading the news bulletins of late.
The Obama health-care law hangs in the balance, as the Supreme Court opts to hear challenges to its constitutionality. But the case is also about the power of Congress and the role of Supreme Court precedent.
We are often reminded of fearless and rugged entrepreneurs, the captains of industry, or even the baker and candle stick maker down the street. But what about labor?
We don't have to do anything to create a spiritual revolution on our planet, other than embrace spiritual ideas inside our hearts, bypassing our fears and attempting to live this new evolution...
by The Dalai Lama (with Fabien Ouaki). None of us can afford to assume that somebody else will solve our problems; each of us must take his or her own share of universal responsibility. Adopting an attitude of universal responsibility is essentially a personal matter. The real test of compassion is not what we say in abstract discussions but how we conduct ourselves in daily life.
Every day we make choices. Some seem simple, some seem complex. What will I eat for breakfast? What will I say to this person? How will I react to this situation? Some choices we make without even thinking about it, and sometimes we are simply remaking a choice we made a long time ago.
by Queen Noor Al-Hussein.
As we enter a new era, it is time to create a new culture -- a culture of peace rather than war. The real issue is security. But like so much else, the definition of security is changing. Threats today come not only from war, but also from economic and social inequities, human rights abuses, marginalization, and poverty.
Let's dare to dream of a Beloved Community where starvation, famine, hunger, and malnutrition will not be tolerated because the civilized community of nations won't allow it. We should dare to dream of a world being reborn in freedom, justice, and peace, a world that nurtures all of its precious children and protects them...
by bobby jennings Illinois recently temporarily suspended execution of death row inmates when it was found that there was a high instance of inmates on death row that were later exonerated of all charges...
by John Randolph Price. I've written about the fear of the future and said, "If we dwell in concern over the tomorrows of life, we lose today . . ." Yet hardly a week goes by that I don't receive a letter expressing concern about what's on the horizon. But if we're going to live joyfully in the Fourth Dimension...
by B.W. Holmes.
Much of our knowledge is based upon circular arguments: "our theory correctly explains the phenomenon, and the phenomenon occurs because our theory is correct". As history has demonstrated, mankind will blindly cling to a belief until the evidence against it becomes overwhelming.
by Theo Colburn.
Of all nature's masterpieces, the newborn, whether fish, bird, mammal, or human, is surely the most exquisite. For centuries, humankind considered the womb environment sacred, free of violence and trespass... until humankind unwittingly produced synthetic chemicals that invade the security of the womb and create dissonance rather than harmony.
by Aluna Joy Yaxk'in. Have you felt the deep inner calling of hidden truth? Do you feel sacred knowledge is just waiting for you to grab it? The Mayas believe this coming spring is a time when everyone will begin to remember.
by Isaac George. Many fear the coming of earth changes. Predictions of war and destruction abound. Yet through it all, we have the power to redirect the changes by our actions, our attitudes, our thoughts. As we release the patterns of distortion and separation, changes occur.
by Robert Rabbin. We cannot use our spiritual life as a shield from social life and responsibility. We cannot be afraid to put our spiritual hands into the earth of politics. Mahatma Gandhi said, 'I do not believe that the spiritual law works on a field of its own. On the contrary, it expresses itself only through the ordinary activities of life. It thus affects the economic, the social, and the political fields.'
by Marie T. Russell.
We all have various reasons to complain. Some of them are within our power to change, and others not. We complain about our job, our health, the weather, our neighbors, our kids, our families, our government, the environment, the state of the world... If you want to complain, there is no lack of things to complain about.
We will not be safe until the attitude of true peace is created as the rule of law for persons and nations alike. The human race has come to this precise point in its brief history: change, or perish. How are we to dismantle the attitude of militarism and install the attitude of peace, within our own minds and within the very structure of society?
by Robert Rabbin. It is self-evident that peace among nations will never grow from the blood-soaked and stained earth of war. When will we realize that killing others never ends the cycle of killing, that vengeance and retribution never bring peace? When will we lose our appetite for killing, for war, for slaughter, for murder? When will we find another way towards peace and justice? It must be now, if we are to leave anything worth leaving to our children. We cannot listen to or be persuaded by those whose absolutism is unguarded by wisdom.
by Abd-ru-shin (Oskar Ernst Bernhardt)
'Life' is more than mere physical existence: it includes the human spirit. And 'Thou Shalt Not Kill!' is directed toward protecting both the body and spirit in ourselves and in others. At some point we begin to realize that violence begets violence, and that the human race is in a vicious cycle of aggression, often unable to find a way out. Yet we must...
by Janeanne Narrin. Woven into the formula for individual well-being is a need for supporting the global community bringing our human endeavors into alignment with a partnership model of reality. This means that everybody wins. Although based on self-interest, everyone's actions contribute to the highest good of all concerned.
by Marie T. Russell. Lately, some people have been saying: "Things are getting worse!" When you realize that what we focus on expands, and the world's situation is being perceived as negative, I guess you could say that it does appear to be getting worse. Recently...