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March 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm #2505
Terril, Thank you for the inspiring and insightful response. I am in complete resonance with what you are saying. I plan to check out the work of Stephen R. Kellert… any suggestions as to what I should study first?
I study everything I can from the world of neuroscience and I think that the evidence is unequivocal, humans have various modes of being aware and at times these modes seem to be opposed… from the biggest possible picture, they all have their place but must be balanced. Lately, I have gained tremendous insight into the different modes of awareness that are generated by the left and right cerebral hemispheres from Iain McGilchrist and his amazing book, “The Master and His Emmissary” which takes an exhaustive look at the neuroscience pertaining to the two different modes and shows how this has played out through all of Western history… we need to rediscover lost capacities and rebalance our awareness in service of humanity in this time of ultimate crisis and transition.
Currently, the left hemispheric modes of awareness are dominating to the detriment of all of humanity. Your work has great potential to reawaken our deep awareness,(free from the narrowing constraints of lifeless ideology, overwhelming greed and self-centeredness,) of the implicit, the mystery, our connection to our planet, the whole Universe and all of life… thank you! We will drink a little water from a deeper well…
March 15, 2012 at 5:05 am #2487
Hello Richard Sanders, I love your idea of Planetary Dialogues. You might want to take a look at the blog that followed Paul Gilding’s talk at the recent TED event. The dialogue is infiltrated by the denialists and I hypothesize that some of them are paid to do this by the fossil fuel industry. By injecting confusion, doubt, false claims, ideology and negative affect, these sleepwalkers ruin the impact of the dialogue. There goal is basically the opposite of what you would intend with the Planetary Dialogues.
I think you will need some way to filter out this kind of intrusive and destructive commentary so that Planetary Dialogues can thrive and perform its function. I have labeled this kind of aware group, Ark of Awareness…
I planted some seeds at http://www.arkofawareness.com to indicate the qualities of an awakened being capable of effectively engaging in the dialogue but any dialogue related to the site has gone on behind the scenes since I did not want to open it up to attacks by the right wing evangelical, fundamentalists and fossil fuel crowd.
March 14, 2012 at 5:10 am #2481
Paul Gilding just gave a presentation at TED in Long Beach, Ca. In his book, “The Great Disruption” he writes that the only thing that will end our collective denial is a crisis of unimaginable proportion but then, once that denial barrier is breached, mankind will rise to the occasion as we did in confronting the Axis powers in WWII.
Further, the main wake up call for the sleepwalkers that James Duggan so compassionately describes above, will be unraveling economies. That is about the only thing that those with dysfunctional awareness will notice…
This unraveling of economies is happening right now but in Paul’s estimation, it may take 7 to 8 years for all denial by the right wing, Christian, fundamentalists crowd to end as the situation deteriorates to unprecedented damage to the planet’s habitability. Because we have acted so late, some of the damage is now irreparable and the suffering will be immense.