Inner and Outer Growth and the Power of Community

The need for growth is encoded in the human being. However traditional cultures – especially eastern ones, the American Indian and some ancient western cultures focused a lot more on inner growth. The obsession with outer growth today has led to the materialistic economic system which is destroying natural resources which in the long run are the source of life.

The modern economic system has also severely eroded the power of community to offer a secure, fulfilling and meaningful life to humans – driving them even more to seek these in consumerism, in possessions and achievements that continue to destroy the delicate ecological balance of our planet, as well as a balance of inner and outer growth for humans.

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A mind-to-mind view of life

A mind-to-mind view of life

Ian Tennant finds out why we should view the ordinary as extraordinary. Photo by Matthew T Rader A form of science illiteracy exists amongst scientists and always has done. In the 16th century Copernicus’ colleagues outright rejected his suggestion that the Earth...

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Dreaming the Forest

Dreaming the Forest

Laura Rival is enticed to hear the forest’s vast and timeless symphony. Davi Kopenawa, Brazil © Fiona Watson/Survival International Written by a Yanomami shaman and a French anthropologist united by more than 30 years of friendship (as well as a shared passion for...

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