Transformation and a ‘Thriving Mothers Agenda’
January 24, 2017 Kosmos Community News

A Dark Night of the Soul and the Discovery of Meaning

by Thomas Moore, in Kosmos Journal

Faced with a dark night, many people treat it like an illness, like depression. They may take medication or go into counseling looking for a cause. It can be useful to search for the roots of a dark night, but in my experience the best way to deal with it is to find the concrete action or decision that it is asking for.

The Predicament of Knowledge: A Challenge for Culture Design

by Joe Brewer
Kosmos Journal, Fall | Winter 2016

All evidence points toward a convergence of systemic threats in the next few decades. Most people alive today (and all soon to be born) will have to navigate one crisis after another with all the grace and wisdom that can be mustered. Thankfully, we have a veritable sea of knowledge to work with that will help us do this to the best of our abilities.

Why I marched on Washington for the first time in 25 years

By Ilene Prusher, via

(Washington, D.C.) Jan 22, 2017

“We knew this would be big. But no one, it seems, expected that the Women’s March would be quite this big. Nor did we expect that the rest of the country and the rest of the globe would respond in kind, reminding us that this was not just a bunch of angry, liberal East Coast feminists griping about the outcome of this election. No, this was far bigger than that.”

Activism in the New Climate | Kosmos Panelists Share Insights

Kosmos offered a live online panel event for the Kosmos Community on January 10 2017. History-making activists from three countries and wide experience joined to discuss the outlook for activism in 2017. How does the new political climate, as well as the increasing pressures of climate chaos and exploitative and extractive practices, impact the attitudes and tactics of changemakers in the times ahead? Watch here.

Religious Arrogance and the Coming Humility Revolution in Spirituality

By Stephen G. Post, via his website, The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love

In all of the major world religions there is a common view that the universe originates from a Supreme Mind or Absolute Consciousness that creatively sustains it. All the energy and matter of the universe, along with its thermodynamic laws, constants and order, originate from a nonmaterial Mind (also known as “Ground of Being,” “Ultimate Reality,” “Infinite Mind,” “God,” “Pure Unlimited Love,” etc.) Every scripture states, in one way or another, that “in the beginning” was Mind (e.g., Rig-Veda VIII, 58:2; John 1:1; Quran 36:81). This idea of Mind before matter was assumed true with few exceptions until the onset of modern materialism, and most people regardless of tradition still assert it.

Raj Sisodia | On Conscious Capitalism

Interview excerpt, via YScouts, with Raj Sisodia, founder of the Conscious Capitalism movement and Distinguished Professor of Global Business at Babson College in Boston.

‘…the fact is that human beings are the source (not a ‘resource’). We have to figure out how to channel that extraordinary power that’s in people. When they are inspired. When they are operating with purpose and meaning. This mindset shift is about getting away from the extractive mindset, and towards this idea of aligning people and connecting them to their higher source of purpose. And then generating the kinds of change that we will need. We cannot deliver prosperity to those who have already become accustomed to it. And to the billions who still don’t have it.’ – Raj Sisodia

The Case for Restorative Narratives

By Mallary Jean Tenore

“In many ways, Restorative Narratives offer a more holistic and balanced approach to media coverage. We’re not saying, “don’t tell stories about tragedies, problems, and crimes.” We’re saying, “tell these stories, but don’t stop there.” The story doesn’t end when the last shot is fired or when the tornado leaves town; in many ways, it’s just beginning.”