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Posts Tagged ‘environmental sustainability’

The New Skill: Ecological Thinking

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We humans have been running on left-brained, linear thinking for a long time. It has accomplished a lot but its limitations are evident also. What Is Linear Thinking? Linear thinking is thinking that is based on the idea of sequential events and therefore a line. Sequential events lead to a story, reasoning and narratives. Linear…

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When Conformity And Stewardship Collide

Do you ever feel that inner conflicts can’t be resolved? Does your desire to belong and be accepted conflict with other desires? Does your higher self ever feel left out? Conflicts About Conformity Conformity and stewardship: sometimes they work in harmony and other times they collide. All societies create structures and norms that define daily…

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What Accountability Can Miss

I think that accountability misses a lot. For so long it has been touted as important. Don’t misunderstand me, I am all for responsibility. My question is: why, if we are so into accountability, do we live in a world that is such a mess? Even the most developed countries have a problem. It suggests that we need…

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The End Of Economic Man

Who is economic man? Economic man is a human creation, an identity we invented to serve a specific purpose. Economic Man And The Age Of Enlightenment Many people think that with the Enlightenment we invented freedom. That is a myth. What we really invented was what I call “economic man” or the identity suited to…

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Embrace Stewardship Thinking!

What is stewardship? According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, stewardship is the conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially: the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care There is a big difference between caring for something and caring for something entrusted to one’s care. Stewardship acknowledges that in care there is a community aspect,…

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What Happened To The Sacred?

The word “sacred” is one that we hardly ever use outside of religious settings or events. For a number of reasons it has become a word that we shun. It is, however, and important idea about an important subject that transcends cultural definitions about it meaning. Because it has been so misused, it deserves a…

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Reclaiming The Serious

Do you tend to be more serious than other people? Does it ever make you feel like you are out on a limb all by yourself? I know that I am much more serious than most other people around me and that I tend to feel alone with it. Are HSPs More Serious Than Other People?…

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Walls Do Not Make Us Safe

The walls are up in our society. All sorts of walls: brick, stone, identity, geographical, ideological, and economic. There there are social barriers of race, sex and physical abilities. Roles and social affiliations are other forms of demarcation. So are rules. We can’t live with them and we cannot live without them. Why We Have Walls Walls are…

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The Wound Of Materialism

Materialism destroys our environment as this picture shows. It also destroys so much more. It destroys our humanity. Every society defines its purposes and priorities. There was a time when the material side of life was extremely lacking and improving the human standard of living was a necessary and important goal. So the Western world,…

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The Emerging Value Of Health

Health is emerging as the transcendent value that can solve the problems of our troubled world. The value of health is different from health itself. The value of health is a guiding light that illuminates our choices and helps make choices easier. Health can be subtle.  A healthy society does maintenance.  It maintains everything, relationships,…

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