Inspiration on Interconnectedness

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One Billion Acts of Peace -

You have the power to tackle the toughest issues facing humanity today.
It's easier then you think. You can start with something as simple as:
Make a lunch for a homeless person.
Pick up waste in your community.
Participate in a cultural event that is of a different culture.
Use your talents to help your community.
Each simple act is just one building block in the creation of peace.
Peace in your community. Peace in your region of the world.
One building block in the creation of justice and Human Rights for all.
And that is what creates lasting peace.
13 nobel peace prize winners are leading this ambitious campaign and showing us the way.
To get started today, visit One Billion Acts

One Billion Acts of Peace

The 2015 PeaceJam Hero Award ceremony from Monte Carlo - Celebration of a successful 1st year of the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign.  One Billion Acts of Peace

Flow and Nondual Reality

Flow involves what is called a “Parallel Interface.” It is the causal interface of flow. But this flow interface is causal for a curious reason that deals with another term – “nondual.” A parallel interface is a nondual interface, and nondual means “not two” or “one without a second,” and to understand flow reality, it helps to understand that flow reality is also nondual reality.

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'Tis the Season


’Tis the season…not that season. I am talking about the school season. That’s right, all the excitement and frenzy of seeing friends again, starting new grade levels, gaining new knowledge, finding new maturity and, of course, the thrill of getting new school supplies. The pleasure of it all is enduring to my own childhood memories of the school season.

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Consciousness Hacking Film Festival 2016


Consciousness Hacking is joining forces with Cabaret Cinema, at The Rubin Museum of Art in New York City, to develop a new kind of film transformative film experience. And we want your help to co-create and curate the films. This will take place on Friday evenings of September 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th in Manhattan, NYC.

The Future is Now


"So when we talk about playing in the zone or when we speak of the peak performance state in sports, what we are really talking about is a fundamental potential in human evolution."

Integral coaching sees performance states as whole states arising as the interplay of their parts while simultaneously acting back on those parts to stabilize and perpetuate their differential identities. That's adapted from Kant, but what it means to the evolution of coaching is that in order to examine these performance states in a way that will make them more accessible to coaches and athletes, they must be examined as whole states of being. Examining the parts does not reveal the whole; the whole transcends the parts, but is still constituted by the interrelationship of its parts, so the parts are important to examine, not individually as much as simultaneously. In other words, each part plays a role in the whole, but the parts, the interior and exterior parts, form a tetra-relationship whose combination is a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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"WASH" is a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene project implemented by KISES (Kiranmayi Socio Educational Society), in collaboration with Tdh (Terre des Hommes Foundation, Lausanne, Switzerland) in Edurumondi island villages of Nagayalanka mandal and coastal villages of Machilipatnam Mandal of Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh India, during the years 2006-2012.

This includes conducting awareness programs in schools and villages about usages of toilets, waste water management, hygiene promotion and construction of house hold toilets and toilets at the schools. 1516 families with 5500 population of 10 island and coastal main land villages and 7 schools have benefited by this project.

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Carefully Taught


The lyrics of a song, Carefully Taught, struck me profoundly as we were sitting through a performance of South Pacific with our eleven year old son.  My primary consideration wasn’t the obvious prejudice of race which the lyrics are speaking to but it was the “you’ve got to be carefully taught” that captured my deepest reflection. My first thought was wondering what I am teaching our child that could cause him to hate and fear.  It was a chilling realization to ponder.  Here are the lyrics:

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What is Healing?

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. "Are you your own healer" says Shamini Jain, who invites us to discover the hidden possibilities of healing from a scientific and spiritual point of view.

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What is Praise?


In a world of trophies for participation, Intelligence tests to determine ability and gold stars for drawing a dog that looks like a bird, I have often wondered how all of this is affecting our children and their desire and ability to learn.

In the July 12 issue of Scientific American Mind, Carol S. Dweck, a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, wrote a provocative article, “The Secret to Raising Smart Kids.” Under the title she writes:

Hint: Don’t tell your kids that they are (smart). More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”— not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life

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Coaching Wholeness


There is a very simple way to differentiate between conventional and integral coaching programs. It is the inclusion or exclusion of the zone experience. Does your coaching program include performing in the zone, yes or no? A simple question, but one that upsets many coaches because it suggests that their approach to coaching is missing something, which it is, and there is no way for conventional coaches to reconcile the fact that their performance programs exclude the highest order performance experience known to coaching – the experience of performance in the zone.

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Quantum Leadership

Quantum Leadership
Chris Laszlo, PhD
Professor, Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University

The Youngest Motivational Speaker

"Confidence comes first!" KingNahh

Speaking with heart, while educating and empowering the world's children, youth and young adults.


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Let’s Swing


I woke up this morning with joy in my head

The message was sending from my heart it said

I loved the great feeling as my feet hit the floor

Sauntering my little self out my bedroom door


There was no one around as my smile filled my face

So I hurried and scurried to pick up my pace

For the next thought that fluttered into way

Was get yourself down there and play, play, play


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It’s Time To Wake Up


Blessed are the sleepy ones for they shall soon drop off…


I was channel surfing one day when I found myself watching an obviously brain injured young woman being attended to by three nurses. She was in a semi-comatose, twilight condition and the nurses were trying to wake her up.  Propping her limp body into a sitting position, they began poking, prodding, and speaking to her sharply while she, with eyes rolling wildly in fear and confusion, angrily flailed at them trying to get them to leave her alone so she could go back to sleep.  Ignoring her mute protestations, a nurse eventually forced a tooth brush into her hand, and when, with great effort, her patient finally managed to get the tooth brush somewhere in the vicinity of her mouth, one of the nurses remarked that this was a “good sign” while another branded it a “huge step forward.”

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Master Ayub's Park School in Pakistan

For the past three decades Pakistani firefighter Mohammed Ayub has been quietly working in his spare time to give children from Islamabad's slums an education and a better chance at life. 

Al Jazeera's Hassan Ghani went for a lesson.

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