Changing the System Mindfully. Are we imprisoned by our unexamined concepts???

Changing the System Mindfully. Are we imprisoned by our unexamined concepts???
Humanity is imprisoned by a heartless monetary system, co-dependently arising from dichotomy of man and nature, self and society, ecology and economy, and public and private. How is the system fabricated? How do we awaken from our collective delusion and suffering? Please share this blog for Contemplative Social Action to Cultivate a Culture of Awakening! "Do everything with a mind that lets go" - Ajahn Chah

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Vision & View of Native American Elders

Listen to his comment on leadership and responsibilty and his advice to a CEO. I am enjoying browsing the autographed book 'Blessed Unrest' by Paul Hawken that I received recently from wiserearth facebook passion challenge. When we kill, injure or harm another person we are impacting the entire community around that person.

"There is vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique...You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than others." - Martha Graham to Agnes de Mille, Dance to the Piper

Dhamma is the path of truth (self realization through mindful-awareness), freedom (from ill will, greed and delusion) and non-violence (of body-mind-speech) that is aligned with the universal cosmic principle of life. Can we collectively co-create a mindful system that is aligned with dhamma? As intelligent humans, we are not just interested in survival. We are interested in meaningful survival. When we lose meaning, we lose the will to live.

"Believe me when I tell you, after 60 years of personal experience, that the only real misfortune is to abandon the path of truth....Truth alone will endure, all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time. I must, therefore, continue to bear testimony to Truth even if I am forsaken by all. Mine may today be a voice in the wilderness, but it will be heard when all other voices are silenced, if it is the voice of Truth." - Gandhi on Truth

You Tube Video List

PBS Commanding Heights: Battle of Ideas for the World economy, Part 1 & 2