Consciousness

Explore our archive of articles on Consciousness.

Holding a Seed for the Future

Introduction

The future will not be as we have planned—our world is already too far out of balance. But this may be our most important gift to future generations—a belief in living Oneness.

Healing the Wounded Mind

Essay

To have inner strength requires that we carry vision within us. Also, that we learn, or at least accept responsibility for, transmitting that vision.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Code of Global Ethics

Article

At the turning of the Millennium, the United Nations chose Thich Nhat Hanh's code of global ethics, the Five Mindfulness Trainings, as the foundation for a non-sectarian ethical path for humanity.

Every Act a Ceremony

Article

The ceremony, which only makes sense if holy beings are watching, draws us into an experiential reality in which holy beings are indeed present.

New Spirit, Wise Action

Introduction

The times we live in ask much of us. How can we know the best ways to respond to the converging crises we face? How can we live lives of deep meaning and joy in the midst of confusion and pain, and be catalysts for positive change?

Beyond ‘Sacred Activism’

Introduction

The subtle and tenacious bonds of language shape and express our default beliefs about the world. We need a path beyond such limiting structures, a descent into the substrate, a journey into the interstices of the existential.

The Sun of Darkness

Article

The center and the periphery are changing places. This is part of a larger epochal shift that we can best understand through a mythological and cosmological lens.

Borders of Our Perception

Essay

A few centuries ago we woke up to the fact that the world was not flat, but a sphere; and we realized the earth had always been a sphere, even while we had thought it flat. So now we are awakening to the realization that humanity is one whole society, one global economy, one family of beings in a shared environment.

Sam Lee | Birdsong Hits the Charts

Music

Sam Lee is a British singer of traditional folk songs, a collector, an archivist, a conservationist, and a radical re-interpreter of the British folk tradition.  He is the driving force behind the eclectic, award-winning folk club 'The Nest Collective', and an emerging figure in the Extinction Rebellion movement.