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March 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Resilience in Japan

Much is stirring in Japan these days. My own journey there began 40 years ago when I "escaped" from the US. Those were the days of the Vietnam War and when the National Guard murdered 4 students at Kent State and the USA began to bomb Cambodia. I -- a young War Proterster -- was pushed over the top. I had to leave. Had to get out. A door opened to Japan; I knew it was over there near China (I'd taken a Chinese history class).



My life was changed. I sometimes speak of how my life has… Continue

Added by Bob Stilger on March 30, 2011 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

What can we do from far away?

This post was inspired by the AoH UK gathering last Saturday in London.

 

 



Our world is more connected than ever and it is getting more likely that people have at least a friend or two in places where an accident or natural disaster occurs. Some will have family and other stronger links, of course, but my point is that you are likely to feel closer…

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Added by Augusto Cuginotti on March 22, 2011 at 9:26am — 2 Comments

Is it time to Wake Up?

“Is it Time to Wake Up?” Humankind asked, rubbing sleepy eyes, stretching arms wide, as the Earth sat quietly at the foot of the bed.



 

“I think so, but it’s not up to me”, The Earth replied with deep compassion.  “I’ve tried to help you understand that we are intimately connected – and influence each other daily - not always positively I might add - but its only when Disturbance shows up that you hear me.  And when he does show up  - and he…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on March 9, 2011 at 3:44am — No Comments

Power in the Background

Recently in the final check out of a circle conversation, I was framed as having been ‘…in the background’.  The others in the circle were each thanked by name for offering such insight in the conversations…

 

What’s the big fuss about, you might ask?  Remember, Power in Making Tea…?  Its tricky business being in the space of holding all that goes on in the foreground, and that those of us ‘back stage’ could be deemed less important, or even immaterial.  Certainly, we’re…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on March 4, 2011 at 11:06am — 4 Comments

Burn for Something

This morning – as is my practice these days – I tended the fire. Another cold, rainy day here at Axladitsa – now totalling two weeks.  So, last night I placed more wood to make sure it would still be hot in the morning – and easily refreshed with logs.  Yet, as I tended the embers this morning, to took more effort than usual to get the fire going again.

 

Blowing hard, placing small sticks, opening and closing the bottom grill to bring more air – the conditions simply did not…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on March 4, 2011 at 3:38am — 3 Comments

Waking Up the Workplace online interview series



Waking Up the Workplace

A free online interview series exploring the emerging field of conscious business by means of live interviews with Otto Scharmer, Fred Kofman, Brian Robertson, Tony Schwartz, Bill Torbert, Bob Anderson, Jeff Klein, Tami Simon, and…

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Added by Diederick Janse on March 1, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

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