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For First Time Ever, a Majority of People Identify as 'Global Citizens'
People around the world are increasingly identifying as global citizens, according to a new BBC poll that shines a light on changing attitudes about immigration, inequality...
Can Love Stories Change the World?
Sharing tales of love is good for our souls, and allows us to be vulnerable with each other, writes Matt Hopwood. In his life changing journey of emotional exploration, he...
Healthy Love Vs. Toxic Love: 14 Core Differences
Love: Development of self first priority. Toxic love: Obsession with relationship.   Love: Room to grow, expand; desire for others to grow. Toxic love: Security, comfort in...
Kind is the New Cool
When I was in high school, I remember social banter consisting of a lot of subtle put-downs and one-upsmanship. The popular kids were generally not very nice, certainly not to...
We Will Dance with Mountains: Writing as an Ally of Emergence
The times are urgent; let us slow down. Bayo Akomolafe calls a virtual community to gather round the prospects of a deeper revolution, a different politics of shared...
A New Ideal: Why We Need to Reject Being "Realistic" About the Status Quo and Be Idealists
One of the most important passages in my book Engines of Domination, pages 260-262
Identity Politics and the Struggle Against Oppression
In the search for a way to fight against discrimination and oppression, many young people in particular embrace identity politics. It can be an important first step towards the...
The Gift of Presence
“Wherever you are, be all there.” — Jim Elliot
Carl Gustav Jung - the Three Births of the Human Spirit
C. G. Jung believes that we need to go through three births in our lifetime. The first is our physical birth, then the birth of our Ego, and spiritual birth of Consciousness...
The Ego - the Biggest Obstacle to Enlightenment
In your present, individual state of consciousness we identify with the thoughts and emotions that appear in our mind, so we believe that we are a separate, illusionary person...
The Secret of the Inner Voice
”Tell me, what you think about me, what is your opinion about me?” we have asked other people this question a number of times. We were, however, not interested in the opinion...
How to Heal Your Emotional and Psychological Traumas in 5 Steps
In the course of our life, we have collected a number of emotional and psychological trauma in conflicts with other people. These emotional and psychological traumas are parts...
The Power of the Conditioned Mind
The society and culture in which you have grown up programmed those fixed patterns of the mind into you, and your identity who you are and what your job is in this world, is...
The Tricks of the Spiritual Ego
The question could emerge in many of us, whether the spiritual Ego is a supporter or an obstructor of the spiritual development. Can it meddle in the process of spiritual...
Is the Ego the World's Biggest Illusion?
We live here on Earth, together with billions of fellow human beings. That we live is an irrefutable empirical fact. Similarly, the fact that other people live on Earth, too...
The Lover of the Silence
The world around us is too noisy, we are constantly surrounded by the murmur of the civilized world. We have almost completely forgotten today, how living a silent life in this...
The Evolution Process of Consciousness
There are three transformational processes within the evolution of the Consciousness. These are, in fact, three levels of development. At these different levels of development...
Who Was Born, and Who Is Going to Die?
During our spiritual Journey through the world of shapes and forms, we are often under the effect of our daily disappointments, as our “sandcastles come tumbling down,” and we...
Transform Your Life With the Power of Acceptance
As spiritual seekers we sooner or later need to face an expectation–almost a commonplace now–to accept what is actually happening to us, surrender to the circumstances, since...
QUIZ: How Is Your Emotional Pain-Body?
In Eckhart Tolle’s opinion, emotion is the body’s reaction to a certain idea, to the mental interpretation of a specific or imaginary situation. The ideas generating emotional...
In the Visible World You Are the Invisible Presence
"In the visible world you are the invisible presence"  ~Mooji By Presence, Eckhart Tolle means being free and independent of psychological time (past and future), and it is...
The Law of Attraction Vs. the Law of Oneness
Is there an universal law, the Law of Attraction, which says that everybody has the ability to attract things with his thoughts and intentions. According to this, if our...
How Higher Levels of Consciousness May Appear in Our Life
When we are asked what we find the most important thing in our life, the most of us would be able to answer the question. We would, naturally, come up with different answers...
De-Conditioning the Conditioned Mind
The society and culture in which you have grown up programmed those fixed patterns of the mind into you, and your identity who you are and what your job is in this world, is...
10 Forgotten Spiritual Truths About Childcare
In our life most of us have experienced one or two mysterious encounters, when visitors come to us from the unknown. These special guests are in fact our own children. We love...
Seeing Beauty: a Necessary Skill for the Future
And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything? And have you too finally figured out what beauty is for? And have you changed your life?
A Father's Open Letter to His Son About the Power of Love
In the first of a series on what #BlackMenLove, a dad tells his son that love is one of the most powerful emotions we have because it inspires us to give our all for those we...
Time to Reframe the Old Narratives About Race in America
Toxic ideas about people of color can be hard to shake, but looking at those ideas from a different perspective reveals positive truths.
An Indigenous Approach to Healing Trauma
The Healing Power of Listening in Stillness
Shifting the Logic of Collective Action: As Systems Collapse, Citizens Rise
As we see pictures of German citizens cheering tens of thousands refugees arriving from Syria and other war zones, we may be witnessing an emerging pattern of the years to...
Noam Chomsky: The Kind of Anarchism I Believe In, and What's Wrong with Libertarians
"Anarcho-syndicalism is a conception of a very organized society, but organized from below by direct participation at every level, with as little control and domination as is...
Judge Less, Accept More, and Restore Your Happiness
“Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.” ~Sri Chinmoy A few years back, the husband of an...
Kindness, Activism, Ego, and Social Skills
“The first step in the revolution is eye contact.” - Alicen Grey
Central Banks Nervous as Alternative Currency with David Bowie's Face Goes Viral
One of the best ways for the general public to take power back is to develop alternative currencies — both local and global — that allow people to trade outside of the...
Brené Brown on How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative
The most powerful stories may be the ones we tell ourselves, says Brené Brown. But beware—they're usually fiction.
Five Eco Villages Around The World
Communities in Senegal, Colombia, Jamaica, Palestine and Egypt are experimenting with more sustainable ways of living
Resilience Is Futile: How Well-Meaning Nonprofits Perpetuate Poverty
Two years ago, I was hired as a campaign coordinator for a community initiative in South L.A. I got the job because I’d been an organizer for labor unions, and I was eager...
Building For Belonging: Why City Planning Must Focus on Ending Social Isolation
Previous generations of architects thought of how architecture could interpret the world, but I think now is the time to think of how architecture can change the world. We...
How a White Supremacist Became a Civil Rights Activist
The story of a KKK leader’s transformation shows us that we need not live forever with the kind of violence we saw in Charleston this month.
Fracking, Values and an Ethics for the 'Anthropocene'
Social movements should take heed of social psychology, argues Kelvin Mason
Be Bored and See What's Inside
Comedian, Aaron Barschak, once said that all you need for creativity is a certain level of boredom, and some alcohol. The latter we have plenty of but with the technological...
A Non-religious Man Virtually Eliminates Local Crime with Nothing More than a Buddha Statue
It is common knowledge that a person’s surroundings play a vital role in sculpting the mind, ideologies, and thought process of an individual. A stunning example of this is...
7 Ways to Support Friends When They're Mentally Unwell
Most of us will experience a mental health difficulty like depression, anxiety or addiction during our lives. And at some point, most of us will have a friend or family member...
Voluntourist Trap: Volunteer Travel Programs Silence Critics while Luring in Record Numbers of Would-be Volunteers
On April 2, 2015, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) aired the documentary “Volunteers Unleashed” after a controversial reworking of the film in response to threats of...
The Co-operativist Manifesto: Dare To Get Involved in the Business of Proposing an Alternative
You can get thousands out in support of a protest against something horrific, but it's far fewer of us who dare to get involved in the business of proposing an alternative
The Disease of Being Busy
I saw a dear friend a few days ago. I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. She looked up, voice lowered, and just whimpered: “I’m so busy… I am so busy…...
Forget Facebook, Abandon Instagram, Move To A Village
People who live in a traditional village — that means a community of about 150 people — are far better off than the rest of us.
Welcome to Marinaleda: The Spanish Anti-Capitalist Town With Equal Wage Full Employment and $19 Housing
With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia. Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian...
Validation Is the Missing Ingredient to a More Sustainable World
I went through a recent awakening where I realized that something very important has been missing throughout my entire life. And it seems that there are so many others  that...
Images of International Borders Speak Volumes
History shows us just how easily national borders can change, but we still like to think that they are permanent fixtures. These photos of different national borders around the...