Research shows that showing people research doesn’t work. (John Sterman, MIT)
“The pollution of the planet is only an outward reflection of an inner psychic pollution: millions of unconscious individuals not taking responsibility for their inner space.”
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rumi
I don’t seek, I find
Seeking, that is starting from old stocks
and the drive to find what is familiar in the new.
Finding, that is the entirely new, new also in motion.
All ways are open, and what is found is unfamiliar.
It is a venture, a sacred adventure.
The uncertainty of such ventures can only be taken on by those,
who feel safe in insecurity, who are lead in uncertainty, in guidelessness,
who let them be drawn by the target and don’t define the target themselves.
Such openness towards new insights, external and internal,
that is the nature of the modern human who despite all the fear of letting go
nevertheless experiences the blessing of being held in the opening of new possibilities.
“Be the change you want to see in this world”
“We cannot solve problems with the same mindset that created them.”
“I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss,
ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of
good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top
environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal
with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we
scientists don’t know how to do that.”
–James Gustave Speth, scientist and environmental activist, Chairman of
the Council on Environmental Quality, Administrator of the United
Nations Development Programme