I’m reading The Turning Point by Gregg Braden. I enjoy reading his books because they have nothing to do with showbiz, everything to do with humanity, and they temporarily take me away from my own personal, petty circumstances and remind me that every breath I take, every move I make, every bond I break, and every step I take, in some small quantum way affects everyone and everything.
|Posted By joe|
| asinamali |
I already knew that.. in aikido we did the same as a lesson about harmony and sharing.. our western culture is being greedy.. everyone strives to be V.I.P.. to live a high society life of luxury.. look at our newspapers, magazines, tv shows.. DALLAS is still one of the world's favorites.. all fight for wealth.. who cares about our neighbor? we want show him our house is bigger and better, etc.. a great lesson but a lost cause.. the hippy movement only lasted one generation (mine).. the next said thanks very much for doing without, we'll take it all!
|Posted By Anita|
| UBUNTU |
Michael Tellinger http://www.ubuntuparty.org.za/ talks for the people and wants us to have prosperity and abundance for all in which people can live in communities of their choice, not dictated to by socio-economic constraints. The rapid implementation of the contributionism philosophy to invoke this creation of abundance on every level.
|Posted By Aaron Wolfson|
| UBUNTU |
Here in this moment - inside the clear blue sky - in the eye of the storm, - here where there is nowhere to get to, - in the warmth of the divine sunshine,- here in the effortless silence and joy, - no conflict of opposites and duality, - there is this place - in each moment - where I live, free to see who you are - and who I am.
|Posted By Susan Sophia James|
| UBUNTU |
In many Native American nations their perspective, which includes games and choices, is about the whole not the individual. It is a striking difference to travel from one nation to the US and feel the difference. "We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees." Qwatsinas
|Posted By Paul (Chico) Fernandez|
| UBUNTU |
Viva UBUNTU ! I don't think our society is advanced enough yet to "GET IT", as this far more advanced society in Africa does.
|Posted By Rachel|
| A Hand |
Life is better....shared:-)
|Posted By Walt|
| Ubuntu Liberation Party |
There is a "political party" liberation movement in South Africa of the same name and philosophy. http://www.ubuntuparty.org.za/ Just as there is no way to Peace - Peace is the Way, there is so "solution" to the economic crisis. Economics is the Crisis. :-)
|Posted By Beth Marcus|
| Ubuntu in crisis |
When 9-11 happened, we DID care about each other. We DID experience UBUNTU in that crisis. We DID become sharply aware of our human family and we helped each Other. But then time passed, and it was back to “normal.”
|Posted By Michelle Eppie|
| Umbuntu |
The question is, how do we, in a culture that tells us to put ourselves first, how do WE Live “I am because we are.” Are we trampled if we slow down for others? If we join hands and share the rewards, someone surely will run ahead and get it all! But some of us have learned how to share in spite of the competitive spirit. First step, I think, is to share ourselves. Say hello to the “invisible” people: janitors, people who pick up the trash, etc, who we intentionally ignore. Acknowledge them, “good job! Thank you for what you do!.” Remember the last time you were acknowledged? It didn’t feel corny to receive it, did it? Great Wisdom here, J Michael Dolan.
|Posted By Jarred|
| Our rules |
If one of us ran in that race, running ahead of the tribe, we’d grab the sweet fruits for ourselves and look back on those hand-holding peeps with puzzled looks on their faces. I’m sure they wouldn’t understand why we did that. I think we would feel “exposed” and embarrassed. I wonder if their tight community would shun us or embrace us.
|Posted By Nairi|
| Ubuntu |
What a beautiful lesson to learn and to live...a lesson from a more “primitive” culture is actually more “advanced.” It reminds me of Michael Moore’s movie on Capitalism and why it doesn’t work. It doesn’t work because it creates selfish motivation for all of us to be in competition with each other, instead of UBUNTU.