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Charles Eisenstein In Conversation with Rupert Sheldrake

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An inspiring listen … feed your soul with some heart-flavored meta-science:

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We are getting exhausted at maintaining an ugly world

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It’s been a while since I’ve heard Charles Eisenstein talking … in The Fertile Ground of Bewilderment it feels like a fresh wave of crystallization is passing through him: “… the core is changing … interbeing is the truth. We can only surpress it at great and growing effort, until we become exhausted. It’s like […]

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The Wild Edge of Sorrow

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Some months ago Charles Eisenstein published this conversation with Francis Weller and I got around to listening to it a couple of days ago. I resonated deeply with some of the things Francis said. It was also, of the podcasts Charles has done that I have heard, the most vibrant and clear conversation as it […]

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Crisis: Taking a Stance

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Though its 2 or 3 years old this talk by Maria Scordialos feels even more relevant on this day that Greece is holding its referendum. Two ideas shimmered for me in her talk: That the word for “crisis” in Greek does not mean something broken or tragic but that it means taking a stance. That […]

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Thanks to Peacemakers

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Fresh from Charles Eisenstein … read the entire post for the backstory: “It has taken a journey for us to reach this place, and the future may hold new challenges … To get here, we had to let go of all kinds of victim stories, hurts and resentment, reasons why one is right and another […]

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Suggested Price

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Iulia has communicated to me that there is an issue with money around the upcoming Yoga workshop, specifically that some people have expressed a feeling that the price is too high. I am going to try to speak to that in this post. If you are looking for a short answer that will give you […]

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Charles Eisenstein: Great Souls

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“We often think of misfortune as some kind of punishment for past evil, a theme that runs through religious thought both East and West … How else to explain the sweet, innocent babies in the children’s cancer wards? If we are not to resort to blind, pitiless, purposeless chance, we need another explanation for the […]

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Charles Eisenstein: Evil

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“Evil is not only a response to the perception of separation, it is also its product. How do we deal with this implacable, malevolent Evil? Because force is the only language it understands, we are compelled to join it in force … Human beings have been committing horrors for thousands of years in the name […]

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Charles Eisenstein: Psychopathy

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Most of the quotes I have recently posted from Charles Eisenstein have shimmered for me to share with others, this one is more of a bookmark for myself. “Here is another story from Book IV of the Liezi (translation Thomas Cleary): Lung Shu said to the physician Wen Chi, “Your art is subtle. I have […]

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Charles Eisenstein: Inner Activisim

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“Wouldn’t it be nice if the problem were indeed the greed and wickedness of the dastardly individuals who hold the reins of power? The solution would be so simple then—simply remove those people from power, scour the world of evil. But that is just more of the same war against evil that has been with […]

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Charles Eisenstein: The Power of Attention

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“The power of attention is much greater than the force of self-restraint.” Charles Eisenstein – The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible

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Charles Eisenstein: The Fix

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“Our addictions and superficial pleasures aren’t only substitutes for something else – they are also glimpses of that something, promises. Shopping does give many people a fleeting experience of abundance or connection. Sugar does give many people a feeling of loving themselves. Cocaine offers a moment of knowing oneself as a capable, powerful being. Heroin […]

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Charles Eisenstein: Evidence and Logic

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“Evidence and logic are tools we use to justify and flesh out our beliefs, but we are deceiving ourselves to think that they are the source of our beliefs.” Charles Eisenstein – The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible

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Charles Eisenstein: Technology

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“At the present juncture, the primary importance of the technologies of interbeing isn’t in what they can do. It is that they puncture the reality bubble in which we have lived, showing us that neither we nor the world is what we thought.” Charles Eisenstein – The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible

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Charles Eisenstein: Receive a Vision

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“We must learn to see the world through the eyes of the gift … … it is not ours to decide what is true or possible. Some teachings ask us to start by creating a vision, but this is mistaken; the proper way to start is to receive a vision … The second step is […]

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Charles Eisenstein: Obviously, a gift

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“Things have to happen that we don’t know how to make happen. If you don’t ‘make’ it happen, and it happens, then how does it happen? Obviously, it happens as a gift. … How and why does this happen? If we could some how master the technology of being in the right place in the […]

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Charles Eisenstein: No Map

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“When we have a map from A to B, we can just follow the directions. Now is not that time. The calculable results are not enough. We need miracles. We have caught a glimpse of our destination, the destination that hope foretells, but we have no idea how to get there. We walk an invisible […]

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Charles Eisenstein: Our House is on Fire

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“Specifically, when are the methods of ‘practicality’ appropriate? Quite simply, they are appropriate when we know how to do something from within our current understanding of causality. If your stove is on fire and you have a fire extinguisher, then of course you use the fire extinguisher. You don’t ignore it and pray for a […]

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Charles Eisenstein: Futility of Control

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“The ideology of control says that if we can only identify the “cause”, we can control climate change. Fine, but what if the cause is everything? Economy, politics, emissions, agriculture, medicine … all the way to religion, psychology, our basic stories through which we apprehend the world? We face then the futility of control and […]

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Charles Eisenstein: Mentality of War

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“… I am a bit wary of the conventional narrative about global warming, in which reducing CO2 and other greenhouse emissions is the top environmental priority. This narrative lends itself too easily to centralized solutions and the mentality of maximizing (or minimizing) a number. It subordinates all the small, local things we need to do […]

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