Trust, a Currency for Peace

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  In 1961 Bertrand Russell was arrested during an anti-nuclear demonstration in London and put into jail for ‘breach of peace’. The philosopher, writer, mathematician, and peace activist was 89 years old at the time. 11 years earlier he had been awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in recognition of his writings about humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought. In …

The Madness of Sexism

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  The roots of sexism run deep. They have long and fuzzy strands, which are hopelessly entangled in the Dark Side of our Consciousness. Have you ever noticed that most aspects of the human mind, which are considered valuable and important, happen to be the ones associated with the male gender? On the other hand, many so-called ‘feminine aspects’ of …

Ubuntu

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  Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu spoke about it. Managing consultants Bob Nelson and Stephen Lundin wrote a book about it. South African scientist, author, and explorer Michael Tellinger founded a global liberation movement in its name. Ubuntu is a concept from African culture that’s not easy to translate into European languages. We don’t have a word for it …

Creating your own World

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    When you want to create your own world — presumably with the intention to be more at home in your own life — it’s an act of creation. As humans we are in principle capable of such a creative act. For millennia mystics, and other wise people have been saying that everything we want in life can be …