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Deep Wisdom: The Marriage of Science and Spirituality

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Deep Wisdom: The Marriage of Science and Spirituality

By Gregg Braden

During the last years of the Cold War, I had a front row seat as a senior systems designer in the defense industry to one of the most frightening times in the history of the world, and the thinking that led to it. During the last years of the most potentially lethal, yet undeclared, war in human history, the super powers of the United States and the former Soviet Union did something that seems unthinkable to any rationally minded person today. They spent the time, energy, and human resources to develop and stockpile somewhere in the neighborhood of 65,000 nuclear weapons — a combined arsenal with the power to microwave the Earth, and everything on it, many times over.

The rationale for such an extreme effort stems from a way of thinking that has dominated much of the modern world for the last 300 years or so, since the beginning of the scientific era. It’s based in the false assumptions of scientific thinking that suggest we’re somehow separate from the Earth, separate from one another, and that the nature that gives us life is based upon relentless struggle and survival of the strongest. Fortunately, new discoveries in the fields of genetics, biology, physics and archaeology have revealed that each of these assumptions is absolutely false. Unfortunately, however, there is a reluctance to reflect such new discoveries in mainstream media, traditional classrooms and conventional textbooks. In other words, we’re still teaching our young people the false assumptions of an obsolete way of thinking based in struggle, competition, and war.

While we no longer face the nuclear threat that we did in the 1980s, the thinking that made the Cold War possible is still in place. This fact is vital to us all right now for one simple reason: For the first time in human history the future of our entire species rests upon the choices of a single generation–us–and the choices are being made within a small window of time–now. The best minds of our time are telling us that we must act quickly to avert the clear and present danger of a host of new crises that are converging in a “bottleneck” of time covering the first years of the 21st Century.

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8:38PM PDT on May 9, 2012

Time to speak up TOGETHER! WORLD CITIZENS PETITION OBAMA: SOLVE FUKUSHIMA - PLEASE SIGN - GO VIRAL!

President of the United States: Urgent Request for UN Intervention to Stabilize Fukushima Reactor Unit 4. http://change.org/petitions/the-president-of-the-united-states-urgent-request-on-un-intervention-to-stabilize-the-fukushima-reactor-unit-4

7:54AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

Everything hidden is being revealed. The highest form of morality is to use new information to maintain, enhance inner peace, and regain coherence with the world. THRIVE is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what's REALLY going on. It follows money upstream - uncovering global consolidation of power in nearly every aspect of our lives. Weaving breakthroughs in science, consciousness and activism, THRIVE offers real solutions, empowering us with unprecedented and bold strategies for reclaiming our lives and our future. Movie at http://youtu.be/lEV5AFFcZ-s

3:23PM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Thank you

9:19AM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Love is the marriage 2012 between human mind and heart. http://johnsmallman.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/those-who-would-control-humanity-are-rapidly-losing-their-ability-to-do-so

9:20AM PST on Jan 13, 2012

@ Dot.A -- Thank you for friendship. I tried to contact you by personal message, but failed. Maybe later.

9:17AM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Ops to Gregg Braden~ [wrong name mentioned] Your blog is attracting so many good minded people!!! Compliments to YOU!!!

8:05AM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Whew, Juergen Friedrich * You are brilliant! And your Star shines brightly, especially on the Deepak page~ The reference you made to John especially struck my heart, as his WORDS kindled a passion within my own understanding, and now, you so eloquently explain the power for us all,.... [ the knot analogy is also inspired! ] Thank you for commenting here, as the Care2 community is 'better' for your 'words' shared here! Looking forward to reading more of your Care2Comments!

8:03AM PST on Jan 12, 2012

Thank you Juergen. The fishing net metaphor is brilliant!

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11:38PM PST on Jan 11, 2012

WORDS, WORD, WORDS, and each is carrier of spirituality . . . .

John says, "In the beginning was the WORD and the word became flesh and dwelt among us..."

In our every day's communication the WORD works as a means of confirmation that our community depends on 'small talk' as well as on transfer of 'important messages'.

Mankind is a huge spiritual body with many individually distiguished ambitions. Our will has its source in our belief, carried along by lots of WORDS. Now it is time to coordinate the POWER OF WORDS beyond national borders. The solutuion is salvation by cultivation of climate worldwide. This can only succeed by means of APPLICATED LOVE to each other. The practical operation in matters of climate is to be negotiated by WORDS, spoken and written down.

10:19AM PST on Jan 11, 2012

The Hundreth Monkey - concept - and our world is gathering this 'concept' of wholeness of US, for the benefit of all tribes, all peoples, all creatures, all plants, and inanimate life for the planet. A planet of peace in the heart of the earth* (in our hearts as well) In peace we can step forward into the future of problem solving together, with our hearts as well as our open minds aiming for resolution.

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