Inspiration and Motivation: For those feeling powerless, hopeless or burnt out – Part 2

“This is the way of peace:  Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love.” – Peace Pilgrim 

Ten Steps to Personal Power in Trying Times – Natural News 10/8/08


Defying the Nazis – BBC 9/26/08

Uncovering one woman’s inspiring Resistance memoirs


Rare MLK speech on civil disobedience – Boing Boing 9/22/08

Life After the Economic Collapse: How Having Less Will Make Us Happier – Alternet 12/11/08

Ralph Nader : Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Who Will Seize the Moment? – CounterPunch 12/4/08

Noah Baker Merrill : We Can Do Better – CounterPunch 8/18/08

Inconvenient Truths: Get Ready to Rethink What It Means to Be Green – Metafilter 6/13/08 

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”  – Mark Twain

You are the river: An interview with Ken Wilber – Salon 4/28/08

The integral philosopher explains the difference between religion, New Age fads and the ultimate reality that traditional science can’t touch.

EXCERPT: “Ken Wilber may be the most important living philosopher you’ve never heard of. He’s written dozens of books but you’d be hard-pressed to find his name in a mainstream magazine. Still, Wilber has a passionate — almost cultlike — following in certain circles, as well as some famous fans. Bill Clintonand Al Gore have praised Wilber’s books. Deepak Chopra calls him “one of the most important pioneers in the field of consciousness.” And the Wachowski brothers asked Wilber, along with Cornel West, to record the commentary for the DVDs of their “Matrix” movies. A remarkable autodidact, Wilber’s books range across entire fields of knowledge, from quantum physics to developmental psychology to the history of religion. He’s steeped in the world’s esoteric traditions, such as Mahayana Buddhism, Vedantic Hinduism, Sufism and Christian mysticism. Wilber also practices what he preaches, sometimes meditating for hours at a stretch. His “integral philosophy,” along with the Integral Institute he’s founded, hold out the promise that we can understand mystical experience without lapsing into New Age mush.


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