by Deborah Niemann. Many people think that making the green choice is more expensive. Although this can be true, it doesn't have to be. Are you ready to save money, get healthier, and stop sending so much trash to the landfill? You can get started wherever you are living. The important thing is to get started...
by Milicent Johnson. Detroit, in a lot of ways, parallels the track we are on as a nation. The snapshot of our future is staring us in the face in the stereotypical shots of Detroit. But I believe Detroit also holds the key to the future of this great nation.
by Eldon Taylor. It seems that our world works very much on a competitive basis. Whether it’s the university you attend, the grades you get, the scores you receive, the wages you earn, your position on the job, or the games you play, competition is at the center, the very core of it all. Is there a way to be truly competitive and not become...
by Anthony Weston. Today the average calorie travels something like 1,500 miles, were told, to reach our tables. Whole fleets of 747s exist just to fly kiwi fruits to the US from New Zealand. It is time to grow locally adapted varieties right at home, or...
by Barbara Marx Hubbard. We are on a long journey together, yet this is just the beginning of our new lives and of our work in co-creating new worlds. We are a growing band of pioneering souls scattered in every culture, field, discipline, age, and background. We can have compassion for all others and ourselves. We are...
by Sylvia Clute. It is time for a compassionate revolution. Many revolutions have passed in history, but all have been violent. Violence is not part of the organizing principle of Oneness which will emerge, and major political and social change will occur as a natural unfolding of human evolution.
by Diana Cooper. A forecast is the likely outcome based on the situation and mindset of the people at a given time. There are many influences on the world that we are not aware of. A forecast, therefore, is not set in stone. People are changing and moving rapidly in their ideas and consciousness, and this affects future outcomes.
by Alan Cohen. In the years to come, many social systems and institutions will likely disintegrate. They will be replaced by new systems rooted in truth, vision, and service rather than fear, greed, and illusion.
by Barbara Hand Clow. Many people who were born since 1965 seek ways to live in a less material world. They know this is the only possible next step, since Earth can’t sustain the current level of technological overload. We will be less materialistic in the next cycle as we remember how to...
A tempest in a tea pot? The English town of Todmorden mixes politics and growing lunch. Its guerrilla gardening group has reached a certain notoriety that transcends borders and continents.
As of the end of this year, the number of Americans traveling by road has increased and air travel has decreased. There is a higher fatality rate associated with traveling by car while this year is shaping up to have been the safest for air travel.
by Kingsley L. Dennis. According to social commentator James Howard Kunstler, those of us who presently live in the comfortable Western countries are facing “the comprehensive downscaling, rescaling, downsizing, and relocalizing of all our activities, a radical reorganization of the way we live in the most fundamental...”
by Kingsley L. Dennis. It is my understanding that global humanity presently stands on the verge of an unprecedented shift toward drastic social change. And this sudden change may come about amid a melting pot of social vulnerabilities and breakdown points. In fact, we only need to look at...
by Rev. Daniel Chesbro.
The person that was convicted of the murder is ultimately proven to be innocent. Our modern DNA sampling proves that the person who was tried and convicted is not the murderer. Then all these people say, “Oh great! Did we mess up or what?” That changes things a bit, doesn’t it?
by Ervin Laszlo.
Talk of fundamental change in the world around us is often met with skepticism. Change in society, we are told, is never really fundamental: as the French saying goes, plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose (the more things change, the more they are the same). A more sophisticated variant of the prevalent view adds that certain processes in society — trends — make a significant difference...
by Bernard Haisch, PhD.
Zoologist & paleo-anthropologist Hank Wesselman is a scientist with a foot in two worlds. He spent 30 years researching evolution in the Great Rift Valley in Africa and has also trained in shamanism for more than twenty years. He sees evidence that widespread and transformational spiritual awakening is...
by Priscilla Short.
Before moving to Taos, I owned a townhouse that was almost two thousand square feet and had a two-car garage, plus lots of closet space, all of it full. It was filled with the stuff accumulated after a decade or so in the working world. Long before I moved, I decided to clean out my garage. It took...
by Sharron Rose. Throughout the years, I became more cognizant of the high levels of stress, anxiety, suffering, and exhaustion that are the signature of our modem lifestyle. It became clear that the vision of woman being offered by the dream merchants of our Western society was extremely problematic.
by Marie T. Russell. I was feeling sad this morning, feeling the state of the world in my heart, and remembering how I felt at 20 after taking a University class entitled 'History of Human Conflict'. At that time, I asked myself 'Won't mankind ever learn?' And today, over thirty years later, I find myself asking the same question.
by bobby jennings
On embracing the turmoils of change currently underway in society. The social order of man has continued to ever evolve. If one looks at that evolution in perspective of its entirety, rather than just one small segment, then we can get a true perspective on what really is going on.
by Beth Vishnevsky. These senseless tragedies should open our eyes really wide. Our children don't value each other because we don't value each other. Our children don't know what respect and responsibility are all about because we are not setting a good enough example. The value of life? Everyday, we see classic examples of just the opposite.
by Stuart Wilde. The hierarchical elite that has always controlled information and knowledge is in fact the world ego of the planetary group soul, of which we are all a part. Over the years to come, you will witness the grandiose and magnificent process of the planetary group soul breaking free from its ego's dominance.
by Caroline Connor. You have chosen to come upon this earth from many diversified energies. In this melting pot that you call America, you have chosen to extend your energies to flow with one another.
by Richard Heinberg.
The suggestion that we do away with mythology is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of myth and of the human psyche. Myth in some form is inevitable and necessary. What is our goal, our meaning, our purpose as human beings? These are the questions a myth can answer.
by Gary Bonnell. At every hundred year mark, there has been an outcry of the prophesied end times. If there is to be a second coming of Christ, or an apocalypse, the question is when? Timing in all prophecy is difficult. The Mayans indicated the shifting into the fifth dimensional awareness for 2012 on the winter solstice.
by Werner Huemer & Micah Rubenstein. Although it seems to be human nature to want to see into the future, most of us don't have the ability to do so. And since there are no reliable scientific methods for predicting the future, people often satisfy their curiosity by listening to those who claim to have such a gift.
The American dream of the Millennium keeps evolving. Does the original power of the myth still live in the people? Our leaders seem little inspired by the vision of godliness and high destiny. The rhetoric is still present, to be sure, but one senses fatigue, hollowness, shrillness. The American dream is still alive, but for the most part, the dream has lost its spiritual content.
by Prema Baba Swamiji.
Are you disheartened by the continued violence in the world among nations and individuals? What can you do to assist in the creation of peace on earth? Mahatma Gandhi provided the world with an example of spirituality in action to create social reform. Martin Luther King exemplified...
by Ross Heaven. Nowadays, senior business executives and colleagues go on wilderness quests to get in touch with their creativity, build stronger relationships, and seek insights into the vision, philosophy, and future direction of the company they work for. This is the "new shamanism" of the corporate office and its popularity is growing.
by Eckhart Tolle. A Native American chief pointed out "The whites always want something. They are always uneasy and restless." The undercurrent of constant unease was there at the time of Jesus, and the Buddha taught that the root of suffering is in our constant wanting and craving. This collective dysfunction has created an unhappy and...