Articles about Philosophy
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What About Human Nature?
In the struggle for a more just society, we will be aided, not hurt, by our shared nature.
Seeing Wetiko: on Capitalism, Mind Viruses, and Antidotes for a World in Transition
What if we told you that humanity is being driven to the brink of extinction by an illness? That all the poverty, the climate devastation, the perpetual war, and consumption...
The Demoralized Mind
Western consumer culture is creating a psycho-spiritual crisis that leaves us disoriented and bereft of purpose. How can we treat our sick culture and make ourselves well? asks...
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...
The Wisdom Within: Sacred Masculine and Sacred Feminine
There is an ancient South American prophecy called the Eagle and the Condor. “Deep in the mists of history, human societies decided to take two routes and become two...
How a 'New World' Would Look to One of the Most Famous Pagans Alive
A new book by Starhawk explores the task of healing society.
90 Inspiring and Visionary Films That Will Change How You See the World in Profound Ways
The world today is in crisis. Everybody knows that. But what is driving this crisis? It's a story, a story that is destroying the world. It's a story about our relationship to...
Work Through Creative Blocks With Beginner's Mind
“I don’t know anything.” It might seem counterintuitive but I try to tell myself this every day when I wake up. It’s quickly becoming my daily mantra.  Now, this isn’t some...
The Star In You
"Our planet, our society, and we ourselves are built of star stuff."—Carl Sagan, Cosmos
The 10 Revolutionary Keys to Saving Humanity and Healing the Planet
The Awakening of Humanity Occasionally in the course of human events, a new worldview emerges that transforms society. It happened when Jesus’ disciples were inspired by his...
I Am Half: How Can We Inspire More Men to Make a Public Stand for Equality?
Most of the pain and killing and suffering comes from the hands of men in my age group. If all of a sudden all the men between 25-35 did half of what was on this list. If all...
The Warriors of the Rainbow Prophecy
Are the ancient stories of the Native Americans coming true?
The Revolution Is Love - An Excerpt from Charles Eisenstein's Next Book
I'd like to share an excerpt of the book I'm working on. It is from the beginning... (It is a first draft so be gentle!)
Thich Nhat Hanh On Seeing Ourselves In All Beings and All Beings In Us
An excerpt from his book "No Death, No Fear."
The Steps Toward Self Empowerment
How many of you can recall situations in which you felt unjustly treated or taken advantage of and you did not stand up for yourself? Or remember finding yourself in a...
10 Things to Know About Nonviolent Struggle
“There is a place between passivity and violence. I’ll meet you there.” – Rivera Sun Nonviolent struggle is on the rise globally. Neither passive, nor inaction, this...
Feminism Against Capitalism
Ultimately the goals of a radical feminism and socialism are the same — justice and equality for all people.
This Speech by Fred Hampton Shows Why The Establishment Found The Black Panther Party So Threatening
Fred Hampton participatied in a mock people’s trial, where he articulates why the Black Panther Party, and he as a leader within the party, was being viciously targeted by the...
Why Patriarchy Persists (And How We Can Change It)
“Patriarchy has no gender.” ― bell hooks in Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom bell hooks’ quote is a clear reminder that patriarchy does not just describe male...
Reboot Your Life: 20 Mental Barriers You Should Let Go Of
You are in an imaginary hot air balloon. It’s just you and all of your belongings in the wicker basket. Something went wrong and you are losing altitude fast. You will hit the...
Loving-Kindness Meditation: A Practice That Helps Us Forgive Others
Loving-kindness meditation is also known as metta meditation. “Metta” means directing good will and love toward all sentient beings. This form of meditation aids us...
A Force in Our Culture Is Driving the World Towards Homogenization on Every Level. We Must Resist.
A long, long time ago, an idea was born. It was the concept of Right and Wrong. Right and Wrong have been with us for so long it's hard to imagine life without this conceptual...
We Are Made for These Times: A Letter to a Young Activist During Troubled Times
My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of...
On Privilege: a Leftist Critique of the Left
The debate around privilege has spilled over the boundaries of the academic left and is slowly starting to emerge in wider discussions about inequality. Yet, despite its...
Get Involved When It's None of Your Business
Working in a retail job, you think you’ve become accustomed to bad behavior on the part of children as well as parents. But you are appalled to see a mother use an umbrella to...
11 of the Most Sacred and Iconic Trees From Around the World
Originally published at Garden Buildings Direct.   Besides the fact they provide almost everything that both humans and animals need to ensure existence, trees signify that...
Do You Have Time to Love?
The greatest gift you can offer loved ones is your true presence.
What Shall We Love?
Human beings seem unable to live without war, but they are also unable to live without love.
Lakota Wisdom: Why Native American Truths Can Heal the World
The word wisdom is used frequently every day, whether it is spoken and heard or written and read. Yet it is debatable, in my opinion, if most of us know what it is. In most...
Realize You Are the Earth
“We need a real awakening, enlightenment, to change our way of thinking and seeing things. To breathe in and be aware of your body and look deeply into it, realise you are the...
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?
The Psychology of Hate: How We Deny Human Beings Their Humanity
From slavery to genocide, society has shown a terrifying ability to disregard the personhood of others. Here's why.
Do You Yearn for a World of Love and Justice? So Do We.
And we're going to create that world together.
The Difference Between Hot Boredom and Cool Boredom
Hot boredom is like being locked in a padded cell. You are bored, miserable, and irritated. Cool boredom is quite spacious.
Audre Lorde: "Learning From the 60s" (1982)
"Hopefully, we can learn from the 60s that we cannot afford to do our enemies' work by destroying each other."
Igniting the Life Force at Our Creative Core, Bringing Spirituality into Action
Called forth by the enormous challenges of our times, a powerful new movement is emerging with the potential to change our world. Evolutionary spirituality is a new, integral...
Understanding Patriarchy
Patriarchy is the single most life-threatening social disease assaulting the male body and spirit in our nation. Yet most men do not use the word “patriarchy” in everyday life...
In Praise of Self-Helpless
The following is excerpted from The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path by Jay Michaelson, published by Ben Yahuda Press. In the 1990s, a prominent teacher of what’s...
Healing Our Collective Trauma: The Key to Creating a Society Based on Trust Rather Than Fear
Behind the crisis of our time hides the core crisis of human relationships.
Conscientious Compassion: A Buddhist's View on Climate Change, Social Justice, and Saving the World
American scholar and Theravada monk Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi might not receive the same high-profile press coverage as the Roman Catholic Church’s charismatic standard-bearer...
I Love Being a Woman
“I am a woman. I am thankful for that, for I like being a woman.” Already this statement, if spoken in full truth, requires a fundamental shift in the worldview of women...
The Ending Of Sorrow
First of all I would like to remind you if I may, this is not an intellectual entertainment nor some kind of romantic ideological rubbish. We are dealing with our daily life...
5 Difficult Situations Where 'Letting Go' Is the Best Decision You'll Ever Make
1. When the people you love hurt you We’ve all been hurt before. We let people in, and they shatter us. So we develop a ‘thick skin,’ as they tell us we should. But there are...
Pope Francis, American Churches, and Palestinian Rights
Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the US will doubtless reinforce his reach to the new audiences he has attracted beyond the Catholic Church with his strong positions on...
Compassion, the Antidote
Thich Nhat Hanh has published nearly 100 books and is one of the best-known teachers of Zen Buddhism in the world today. In the early 1960s his practice of what he termed...
Don't Forget How Strange This All Is
Jerry Seinfeld joked that if aliens came to earth and saw people walking dogs, they would assume the dogs are the leaders. The dog walks out front, and a gangly creature...
The Leap Manifesto: A Call for Caring for the Earth and One Another
'This is our sacred duty to those this country harmed in the past, to those suffering needlessly in the present and to all who have a right to a bright and safe future.'
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
Setting Aside Half the Earth for 'Rewilding': The Ethical Dimension
A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is EO Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his...