As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
Our interconnectedness with all of creation means that our every thought, word and action determines the direction of our universe. Peace or chaos? It is up to each of us.
The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.
-Viktor E. Frankl
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
If people define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.
Thus I would wish to emphasize that our 'normal' 'adjusted' state is too often the abdication of ecstasy, the betrayal of our true potentialities, that many of us are only too successful in acquiring a false self to adapt to false realities.
We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back the soonest is the most progressive.
Preach the gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
-Attribution contested [often to St. Francis of Assisi]
The children who need the most love will always ask for it in the most unloving ways.
Massive poverty and obscene inequality are such terrible scourges of our times - times in which the world boasts breathtaking advances in science, technology, industry and wealth accumulation - that they have to rank alongside slavery and apartheid as social evils.
1. Life matter: Observe your surroundings.
Thought: Most of what you see is life matter.
Movement: Spark emerges on line
2. Life energy: What catches your attention?
Thought: Energy is responsible for movement.
Movement: Line bends
3. Life space: Go explore.
Thought: Allow curiosity to guide your movement through space.
Movement: Spark connects with black ring
4. Life awareness: What is unknowable?
Thought: We are never done expanding awareness.
Movement: Line forms ring and its spark collects black particles
5. Social matter: Are people around?
Thought: People are social matter.
Movement: Second spark emerges on new line
6. Social energy: Why are people interacting?
Thought: Are people engaged and vibrant or withdrawn and disillusioned?
Movement: New line bends
7. Social space: Are people organized?
Thought: How do spaces and places foster or inhibit human relationships?
Movement: Spark connects with black ring
8. Social Awareness: Who is suffering? Who is thriving? Why?
Thought: Independence is an illusion.
Movement: Line forms second ring, sparks overlap, spark interior is displaced
9. Polar matter: Who are you attracted to?
Thought: What physical features tempt you to turn your head?
Movement: Sparks dissolve, contents flood black ring, two rings form large twisted ring
10. Polar energy: What is it about them?
Thought: Is there a spark? Could you have chemistry?
Movement: Ring ends fold over and draw towards flooded black ring
11. Polar space: Can you be together?
Thought: Eliminating space entails varying degrees of surrender.
Movement: Twisted ring ends cut through black ring and connect with the flooded interior
12. Polar awareness: Are you able to be vulnerable?
Thought: What do we learn through love and loss?
Movement: Folded ring ends absorb black ring’s contents
13. Self matter: How do you know you exist?
Thought: Experience your existence through your senses.
Movement: Black ring transforms into two small black points connected by intersecting rings
14. Self energy: What do you desire?
Thought: What do you invest your energy in?
Movement: Black points begin drawing together causing intersecting rings to bend
15. Self space: How is your health?
Thought: What can you do to integrate the systems of your body?
Movement: Black points connect and intersecting rings nearly collapse
16. Self awareness: To what do you conform?
Thought: What version of reality are you reinforcing?
Movement: Black points unite to form a black sphere, collapsed rings condense into a large orange sphere, and we await an eclipse