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Nov 03, 2015 0When we are filled with aesthetic delight and the thrill and grace of the beautiful, we open ourselves fully to life. Our fears vanish and we stand in the field of springtime, free, fresh, alive and open to tread more lightly on the sacred earth. ~ Nancy Roof, Kosmos Journal, 2006
Nov 03, 2015 0When we awaken to the call of beauty, we become aware of new ways of being in the world. When this desire and capacity comes alive, new wells awaken in parched ground; difficulty becomes invitation and rather than striving against the grain of our nature, we fall into rhythm with its deepest urgency and passion. […]
Nov 12, 2014 4A new phase in the evolution of human civilization is on the horizon. With deepening states of crisis bringing unrest to all parts of the world, there is a growing need for change in our ways of thinking and acting. We now have the choice of either spiralling into deepening peril, or breaking through to […]
Nov 12, 2014 0Kosmos: Please tell us a little about the Findhorn community. Yvonne Cuneo: The Findhorn Foundation is a community of about 120 people that run the learning programs. Yet there is a larger community of which we are a part. The Findhorn Foundation Community has been through many deep community building processes. We’ve laughed together, cried […]
Nov 12, 2014 0Kosmos: Satish, what is your perspective on the New Story? Satish Kumar: The New Story will be a story of reunion, reconnection. In the last couple of hundred years, we have come to believe that nature is separate from us and we are separate from nature. Nature is out there, and we can do what […]
Nov 12, 2014 0Kosmos: You came a long way, Neema. Why did you come to the New Story Summit? Neema Namadamu: I came because they tell me there is a summit about a new story and I’m proud to be part of this new story we are telling for change. Kosmos: What is that story about? NN: The […]
Nov 12, 2014 0Kosmos: When you were sharing with the group, you said, “I grew up too fast and didn’t know who I was. The drum changed my life.” Will you share that story? Nick Joyce: Absolutely. I was raised cross-culturally, without religious dogma, with a lot of independence and a lot of responsibility and accountability. I had […]
Jan 20, 2014 0We shape our lives according to the way we view the world. Our perception and understanding of that world governs the decisions we make and the underlying motivations. People's outlook on the world has for centuries been dominated by the general view of the Universe as it is given by the science of physics. Following this perspective, the Universe is, in essence, lifeless. According to that view, life--if it emerges--is wholly dependent on the basic laws of physics. However, the behavior of living organisms as a rule deviates from physical laws--independent of the environment. In other words, life can overrule physics.
Jan 20, 2014 0The coupling of electricity with our nervous system over a century and a half ago started the process of what the prescient media sage Marshall LcLuhan called 'the outering of our nervous system.' From the one-to-one communications technologies of the telegraph and telephone, to the one-to-many forms of broadcast radio and television, and the all-to-all global grids of the Internet and social media, we continue to grow more connected, more accessible and more stimulated.
Aug 19, 2013 0In his invitation to participate in the High Level Forum on a Culture of Peace, H.E. Vuk Jeremic honored the work of Kosmos by saying:
Feb 17, 2012 0All of us share sources of wealth that are beyond market goods and monetary prices but critical to our survival and quality of life.The global commons consists of these shared resources, as well as the committed people who work for the common good and serve as stewards of our collective resources. Neither today’s problems nor their solutions exist without people. Appreciating the valueof a commons is as old as humanity itself, yet as forward-looking as our most advanced technology.
Apr 22, 2011 0We live in a world climate of unprecedented opportunity for human initiative, with the declining power of states, the rise of participatory democracies, diverse educational opportunities, and free-market policies. Awareness and sensitivity to the inner and outer life increase along with regular practice of some form of contemplation.
Apr 22, 2011 0A broad range of significant institutions have an increasing power over and impact on the lives of each of us in this global era. The power to effect change continues to shift in important ways from the public to the private sphere. There is a slow shift away from the State as the dominant actor in world politics toward a more complex structure
Apr 22, 2011 2Spirituality can refer to living a life of service, living an ethical life, having a transcendent experience or an altered state of consciousness, faith in and growth of relationship with a higher source, or even a belief and trust in nature and science. It can refer to the basic moral intuition for the pursuit of goodness, truth and beauty.
May 01, 2003 1How do we view and approach our complex world if we are to fulfill our 21st century task of building a global civilization for the highest good of all?
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