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  • Wolfsymbol

    Interspecies communication

    Elke Duerr Web Of Life Foundation W.O.L.F.   “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi   Interspecies communication- Remembering what we already know to be true.      A look at …

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    18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

    –by Carolyn Gregoire , syndicated from huffingtonpost.com, Mar 24, 2014   “His high endeavors are an inward light, that makes the path before him always bright.” –William Wordsworth Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it …

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  • Diversity Tree

    Ecology & Community

    –by Fritjof Capra, syndicated from ecoliteracy.org,   Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. –Albert Einstein The understanding of community is extremely important today, not only for our emotional and spiritual well-being, but for the future of our children and, in fact, for …

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  • Brain Decision

    Mindfulness Practice Reduces Cognitive Rigidity

      BY RUTH BUCZYNSKI, PHD                     Could Mindfulness Meditation      Increase Creativity? Ever struggle for hours to solve a problem – only to find that the solution was right in front of your face? I’m not just talking about math problems – but about our work, …

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  • Alanwatts

    Ego and the Universe

    by Maria Popova   The Ego and the Universe: Alan Watts on Becoming Who You Really Are   The cause and cure of the illusion of separateness that keeps us from embracing the richness of life.   During the 1950s and 1960s, British philosopher and writer Alan …

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  • Brain Cells

    Source of Consciousnessour

      Deepak Chopra, MD: The Definition and Source of Consciousness   In the first segment, Deepak explores the definition and source of consciousness. He discusses perception, the brain and how they relate to consciousness in a scientific yet humorous way.

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  • Presence

    Healing Power of Presence

    –by Jalees Rehman   Opportunity for Great Joy   I was about 12 years old when I found out that my grandfather was born on 12/12/12. If he were alive, he would be exactly 100 years old today. I found out about his birthday, when he …

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  • Cosmicapprentice

    Cosmic Apprentice:

    by Maria Popova      Dorion Sagan on Why Science and Philosophy Need EachOther   “A good scientific theory shines its light, revealing the world’s fearful symmetry. And its failure is also a success, as it shows us w here to look next.” As if to …

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  • Nebula

    What Is Nothing?

        What Is Nothing? A Mind-Bending Debate about the Universe Moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson by Maria Popova “You can’t assert an answer just because it’s not something else.” Isaac Asimov — sage of science,champion of creativity in education,visionary of the future, lover of libraries,Muppet friend — endures as …

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  • Maori Perspective

       A Modern Indigenous Perspective  The World According to the Maori  Karl Rangikawhiti Leonard   Maori in the history of our country from creation stories and world view to weaving carving clothing through to issues of the present times.”             …

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  • Feyman

    There is Beauty in Not Knowing

    .Karmatube. The simple beauty of a flower captivates artist and scientist alike. Where our world exists without answers, without definitions, we seek answers and definitions. Sometimes we find them but when we don’t, what does that mean? What does it say about us? What does …

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    Everything is a Remix

      Another perspective on Innovation and  creativity    We have always benefited by sharing great ideas. We admire  Steve Jobs for his innovation and creativity. Yet one of his favorite quotes was this: “Picasso had a saying ‘good artists copy, great artists steal’

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  • Skeeter

    An Introduction to Permaculture

      Michael Pilarski has been studying and practicing agriculture since 1972.  He studies food production systems from around the world and throughout recorded history.  His specialty is permaculture and he is one of the pre-eminent permaculture teachers in the Pacific Northwest. Michael has also taught in other …

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  • WALK

    Paths Are Made By Walking

    –by Nipun Mehta,  [Offbeat Graduation Speech Gets Standing Ovation: 2012’s Baccalaureate speaker at the University of Pennsylvania was an unconventional choice for an Ivy League school. To address their newly-minted graduates, aspiring to dazzling careers, they picked a man who has never in his adult life, …

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  • Hello IONS Community Groups!

    Exciting news! 2013 is the year we re-invigorate connection with our network ofCommunity Groups. To kick off the effort, EarthRise Center has reserved March 8–14 and October 25–31 to host IONS Community Group Retreats. These will be great opportunities for community group leaders and members from …

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  • Creative Principl

    The Creative Principle”

      The Creative Principle”  A Cosmology for the 21st Century by William O. Joseph   There is a growing awareness on our planet that something is systemically wrong with the way we have organized human affairs. Our old cultural belief systems are breaking down at …

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  • Doug Hamerhill

    Life Lessons from Horses

     Consciousness, Communication, Connection, and Community   Doug Hammill DVM   Perhaps no other animal in the history of man has captured the human imagination and inspired such awe as the horse. Yet this magnificent animal that has contributed muscle power for centuries of human survival, …

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  • Lessons In Oldlanguage

    Lessons in the Old Language

    –by Matthew C. Bronson, Original Story, Oct 28, 2012   The word in its primordial force runs through us like a current   the very earliest time When both people and animals lived on earth A person could become an animal if he wanted to and …

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  • Ions Pres

    To Make This World a Better, Gentler, Safer Place

        Dear IONS Community, Like many of you, the recent mass murder of little children in a Connecticut school knocked the wind out of me. I could not even talk with my son, for fear of breaking down with emotion as I looked at …

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  • Conscious Mind Vs Subconscious Mind

    Conscious mind DIRECTS – Subconscious Mind DELIVERS

        “You affect your subconscious mind by verbal repetition.”  W. Clement Stone “We must realize that the subconscious mind is the law of action and always expresses what the conscious mind has impressed on it. What we regularly entertain in our mind creates a …

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